START’s cofounder Apurva is a sales leader and manager with experience in team building and growth of small to large sales forces. Apurva has worked in both the Real Estate world and the online space has offered a unique background for building a new age real estate lending company. Apurva has a strong passion for entrepreneurship and has extensive experience in running companies.
Gaurav is the founder and CEO of Houston’s leading mobile agency, ChaiOne. A strong desire to help clients accelerate business has driven Khandelwal to challenge the status quo in enterprise web and mobile applications. A visionary in mobile strategy and technology innovation, Khandelwal has focused ChaiOne to create engaging products internally and for clients. Gaurav is also the co-founder at START Houston, a tech coworking space for web and mobile startups.
Leah is the managing director at START and has six years of experience in the tech industry. Most recently she was Vice Consul of IT and Creative Media at UK Trade & Investment, the commercial arm of the British government. While there, she helped US and UK-based tech companies with international expansion strategy, management consulting, and business development.