Darshan is an investor and experienced entrepreneur with several successful ventures under his belt within the Healthcare industry. His greatest strength has been able to bring resources together to solve a problem or monetize on opportunities. As a co-founder of LOUD Capital, Darshan’s mission is to bring more resources locally to help amplify the great talent and opportunities located within Columbus, OH. Darshan is a Husband, Father, entrepreneur, and has a passion about creating a positive impact in Columbus.
Navin Goyal, MD
Navin is an anesthesiologist who has been practicing for over 10 years in a large hospital and ambulatory based practice. He is co-founder of SmileMD, a mobile anesthesia company that is providing more access to care as well as the co-founder of LOUD Capital. He brings his leadership abilities with optimism, passion, and is always seeking opportunities with win-win scenarios. His family, his yoga, and his outlook on life is what amplifies him.
David is a 3X startup founder, happy-husband, pet-loving, friend, and mentor that has a passion for design and loves a cold martini after a good day of work.
As the founder of Accelerate Ventures, Ryan has channeled his passion and experience to serve entrepreneurs and executives by helping them realize their individual and business purpose. He is a student of the successes, failures, mindsets, processes, barriers, and “luck” required to grow. Ryan is an “implementor” with a unique ability to add value to be a “Super Utility Player” for an organizational by creatively translating vision and potential into result driven solutions. He is a passionate Husband to his Wife of 14 years, Father of two amazing kids, a lifelong Cubs fan and servant of causes and faith based organizations around Columbus.
Todd is an investment analyst for LOUD and he is the CEO of Rekovo, a Columbus-based healthcare startup focused on improving physical therapy outcomes using art as a mechanism to helping patients move more. In addition to his leadership position at Rekovo, Todd is an active investor, advisor, and mentor to a number of Columbus-based technology startups. And he’s a rocket scientist. Really.
Sriram is an entrepreneur who loves innovation, leadership, and service. Also, if a book has changed your life, please recommend it to him.
As a seasoned manufacturing and operational professional, Nishad offers an extensive expertise in various domains, including clean technology, e-commerce, transactional lean and Internet of Things (IoT). He is currently an executive at Xylem, a $5 billion worldwide water technology company helping to drive clean and efficient water across 120+ million end-user customers. He has successfully launched and mentored multiple e-commerce businesses in the consumer electronics space. He is also an active and passionate early-stage investor that founded Kellogg Angels, an angel investment community promoting early-stage investment and mentorship to startups born from Northwestern University. Nishad is also an advisor & Investment Committee member for Purple Arch Venture Fund.
Nishad holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dustin is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping the startup community. Always looking to get his hands in whatever he can, he assists portfolio companies with business development, capital raising, and strategy. Dustin is a “connector” and enjoys bringing people together for the greater good. He’s a die-hard Buckeyes fan, lover of craft beer, and if you need/have any restaurant recommendations, seek him out.
Navi is an entrepreneur and investor whose mission is to impact those around him, his community, and as well as amplify his fellow entrepreneurs to new heights. Navi helps with strategic management between LOUD, its portfolio companies and the investor community. As a founder and small business owner with years of corporate experience, he believes in collaboration and overcoming obstacles together than alone. This passion and mindset drive his curiosity to continuously learn, while at the same time helping put Columbus and the Midwest at the forefront of the entrepreneurial movement.
Anish Shah manages LOUD Equities’ private placement investments and is responsible for the strategic governance of the fund, specializing in the real estate investments across the hospitality, medical facilities, office, retail, mixed-use buildings, multi family buildings, shopping centers, land development, and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. He has more than 31 years of experience in the hospitality industry and commercial real estate space including purchase, sale, development, financing, and operations.
Lindsay Karas Stencel
Lindsay is a Partner and Chief Legal Counsel for a VC firm in Columbus, OH, where she has worked for greater than a decade. She also runs her own law firm, Lindsay Karas Stencel Law LLC, a firm that focuses on working with small businesses to properly set up their corporate documentation and structure, strategically design their funding paths, and serves as their outside general counsel on various matters. Additionally, Lindsay works with an a non-profit venture development organization, LaunchNY, to assist seed stage companies in Upstate NY in acquiring financing and preparing them for fast-paced growth. She is passionate about coaching entrepreneurs through the initial funding processes and vetting their businesses to determine their viability and growth potential. Lindsay is a guest lecturer for the Ohio State Bar Association for start up organization and financing, and a guest presenter at various OSU law school business courses.
Lindsay attended The Ohio State University where she earned her JD and MBA through their dual degree program. There she served as Student Body President to the Fisher Graduate Student Association. Prior to OSU, Lindsay attended Canisius College where she also served as Student Body President and two-time captain and two-time Defensive Player of the Year of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys exercising at her CrossFit gyms (CrossFit Westerville and Rust Belt CrossFit) and spending time with her husband, Chris, and dogs, Ogie, Pearl and Matilda.