​Sam Santhosh is the Managing Director of Saksin Lifesciences Pvt Ltd , founded in 2014 . He is a science savvy entrepreneur with close to three decades of experience in launching and running successful businesses. Passionate about science & technology, Sam firmly believes that as technology was the key driver for growth in the latter half of the 20th century, so would be genomics in the 21st century. Through MedGenome, he has transformed the medical genomics and diagnostics space in India and showed the path for others to emulate. At MedGenome, he provides strategic direction, oversees business development plans and helps raise capital for future growth.

He is also an investor and mentor for many other companies. Currently, he is an Advisor/Board member at Impelsys Inc, New York, ePay Healthcare, San Francisco, SciGenom Labs, Cochin, AgriGenome, Hyderabad, Emerge Ventures, Singapore and the Centre for Commercialization of Antibodies (CCAB) Toronto, Canada. Previously, he was the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of California Software Limited (Calsoft). Sam holds a degree in Engineering from University of Calicut and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He has attended Executive education programs at MIT and Singularity University.


Mahesh Pratapneni has specialization in incubating product companies in the education, healthcare and data/analytics sectors. His focus is on helping launch, re-engineer and support small and mid-sized technology driven businesses. He is known for building outstanding global teams and creating value by leveraging his experiences in product visualization, development & management and his expertise in building global delivery models. Currently, Mahesh is the Managing Director of Singapore-based EmergeOut Ventures.

He is also the Executive Director of MedGenome, Advisor to Oversite Data Services and Board Member of Impeisys. His previous experiences include, serving as EVP of CalSoft Group, SVP of OneWest Bank and IndyMac Bank and CTO of Ocwen Financial Services. Mahesh earned his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communications from IIT Madras and his MBA from IIM Calcutta.