Apurva Chavan has been actively working on start-ups and investor alliances for 5 years with experience in both US and Indian markets. She has worked as an Investment Manager at 10000 Startups and Scaale Inc. She has scouted for strategic investors for buy-side mandates and assisted in M&A transactions. She helped start-ups by conducting market research, competitor analysis, and creating a go-to-market strategy. She serves as a Venture Fellow with Propellant Ventures, where she assists with research and due diligence on prospective portfolio company investments. Apurva is also a mentor at Female Strong, a Chicago-based non-profit, where she helps in building skills and confidence in girls to thrive in business by teaching how to select, research, vet, develop, and market a business. Currently, she is pursuing her Executive MBA at Trine University.