ABHI ANUKET - FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Abhi is the Founder and Managing Director of Magnivia Ventures. Prior to founding Magnivia Ventures in 2014, he spent several years in the financial services and technology industries in various roles. He started his career on Wall Street as a sales professional in the wealth management industry and went on to work with other leading global institutions in diverse enterprise settings (Thomson Reuters, ICAP, Barclays). Abhi currently also serves as an Advisor to early-stage Startups and as an Advisor at well known Incubators in New York and at the Center For Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College in New York. Abhi is also a strategic partner at an early stage (Belgian) venture capital firm that focuses upon investments in Europe. He had earlier started his first entrepreneurial venture in 2010 (Persurix, LLC) which was a technology solutions and consulting company and has held Director level roles at other companies.
Abhi earned his B.B.A in Finance & Investments with a minor in Journalism from Baruch College - City University of New York and a M.Sc in Information Systems from Pace University in New York.
Abhi is responsible for developing projects, alliances and for overseeing strategic investment objectives at Magnivia Ventures. He also leads and manages the development of the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice at Magnivia Ventures.
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JYOTI MISTRY - COFOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Jan became part of the Magnivia Ventures family formally in 2015. Jan received his M.Sc. in Engineering & Telecommunications in 1983 from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He spend most of his career with telecom companies in various positions. He has worked in technical, operational, commercial and general management functions for companies such as Siemens Belgium, Telindus (now part of Belgacom) and Nynex (now part of Verizon); for the most part in an international environment. After this, he spent 9 years at BT (British Telecom), where he held several positions with BT Belgium and as VP Global Network Operations for BT Global Services.
In 2003, Jan joined Telenet, first as Sr. Vice President Networks & Customer Operations and later as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all technical and operational activities. At Telenet, Jan was a key driver of operational excellence and innovation, and was heavily involved in the M&A activities and in the 2005 IPO.
Jan founded Qunova in 2012, an investment boutique focused on early stage technology start-ups. He left Telenet in 2013 to join Qunova full-time as Managing Director. Jan is deeply involved with the development of the cross-border venture investment and incubation platform at Magnivia Ventires for the EU-US focus and is a chief advisor for the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg areas. Other than his professional interests, Jan is interested in cosmology and particle physics, and in the origins of technology and religion.
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