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Tailam heads TiE Global Board

First Hyderabad man to reach the top position

TiE is well-positioned to advise state and central governments in proposing business-friendly policies to stimulate startup ecosystems and enable cross-border investments, Praveen Tailam said.

HYDERABAD, Feb 4 (The CONNECT) – Renowned entrepreneur, investor and startup advisor Praveen Tailam has been elected as Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. He is the first-ever Hyderabadi to reach the coveted position.

Praveen Tailam heads TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Global, the largest entrepreneurs' not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation, TiE Hyderabad said.

Praveen is well-known in the TiE community as an entrepreneur, investor, startup advisor, speaker, mentor, and philanthropist. He was previously the Vice-Chairman of TiE Global Board in 2018. After running his own consulting company, Praveen's interest in promoting startups drove him to lead TiE Boston Angels, a successful angel group in the U.S., and becoming TiE Boston chapter president in 2016. Praveen also operates multiple dental offices in New Hampshire and Maine.

Praveen said, "The year 2020 has been a challenging one, and entrepreneurs, particularly the TiE members, reinvented themselves rapidly to the changing business landscape.”

TiE is well-positioned to advise state and central governments in proposing business-friendly policies to stimulate startup ecosystems and enable cross-border investments, he said.

Congratulating Praveen, Manohar Reddy, president of TIE Hyderabad said, "it is a matter of great pride for us that a Hyderabadi has become a Chairman of the TiE Global organization.”

Praveen is a proud alumnus of Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, from the 1986 batch and the co-founder of HPSR US Alumni Association.

The TiE Global Board comprises leaders and domain experts from around the world such as Gita Dang from New Delhi, P.K. Gulati from Dubai, Pradeep Udhas from Mumbai, Smita Siddhanti from Washington D.C., Dinesh Dhamija from London, C.N. Madhusudan from Atlanta, Tariq Khan from New York and B.J. Arun (vice-chairman) from Silicon Valley. Also on the Board are Ravi Narayan, CEO T-Hub Hyderabad; Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana; and former Global Director, Microsoft for Start-ups. Kali Prasad Gadiraju, Chairman and M.D. of Qubit A.I. is the former Managing Partner at E.Y. and served as President on TiE Hyderabad board.

TiE was founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region.  It has 61 Chapters in 14 countries with more than 15,000 members worldwide.

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