The Team

The Vinaj team brings global experience from deep corporate innovation at large companies and entrepreneurial startups.
Our Approach
End-to-end strategy & full implementation
Our approach provides a balance between best practices in innovation and what is unique to your company, industry and needs. This spans across our consulting services and online platform as well.
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Anish Srivastava
Founder & CEO
Anish is an entrepreneurial executive with 20+ years of experience. His diverse background includes managing commercially viable innovation in technology, product strategy, product management, operational planning and strategic partnerships.
Allyson Plosko
Program Director
Prior to Vinaj, Allyson led Village Capital's US Health practice, where she focused on supporting entrepreneurs developing scalable solutions to improve health outcomes in vulnerable populations.
Azalia Medina
User Experience Architect
Azalia is a User Experience Architect with an extensive background in visual communications. She is dedicated to designing effective digital experiences for real people using empathy and data, while committed to proving the business value of user-centric design.
Laynie Thomas
Operations Support
Laynie has a broad administrative background including experience with executives, professional musicians and biotech experts from around the world. She specializes in performing a wide variety of invaluable administrative and program support functions.
Greg Bennett
Greg Bennett has five years of experience in venture capital and investment banking. Greg was formerly on the investment team of Working Capital, a global supply chain-focused investment fund, and Village Capital, an early-stage venture fund and accelerator. Previously, he worked at Unitus Capital, an investment bank based in Bangalore.
Ian Myles
Ian was funded by Citibank Ventures Palo Alto to build a mobile wallet & NFC solution for iPhones – and created a company from scratch. He most recently was associated with CHASE in California – running their Usability team for a year, bringing biometrics into the bank and developing credit card solutions for the Isis (Softcard) wallet.
Philip Farah
Philip advises Financial Services Institutions on Digital Transformation Strategies, Market validation pilots and Innovation Programs/Org Structures to ensure growth and ongoing competitive strength in a connected world.
Romain David
Romain David led the Driver Engagement team at Uber. Previously, he founded Meexo, which was acquired by Live Nation in 2013. Before that, he was head of mobile product at Lumosity and was part of the original iPhone team at Apple.
Faye Sahai
Faye Sahai has over 25 years of experience in innovation in healthcare, financial services, technology and insurance. Faye was formerly the Global Head of Innovation & Digital Business at AIG and VP Innovation & Advanced Technology with iFund and ILab at Kasier Permanente. She has also worked at Charles Schwab, Deloitte and Blue Shield and has advised startups, accelerators to global corporations.
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