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NAVATAR GROUP

NAVATAR GROUP

Navatar Group is a leading provider of cloud computing for Wall Street, catering to customers spanning across 30 countries. Navatar's financial cloud solutions for capital markets, investment banking and asset management are used by leading financial organizations and reputed banks all across the globe. Their products are built and run in salesforce.com's cloud, where all the data for their customers is stored. Navatar has also launched a collaboration platform for deal professionals worldwide, which is completely free.

They are the pioneers of a disruptive cloud model which eliminates spend on professional services, IT people and other service providers. Their model results in a dramatic reduction of the customer's financial burden and work time, while providing significantly more value. Navatar has become one of the hottest cloud companies in a short span of time, challenging the larger traditional software companies serving the financial market.

Alok Misra
Alok Misra
Co-Founder & Principal

Prominent Individuals:
Alok Misra – Co-Founder & Principal

Alok Misra is a co-founder and principal at Navatar Group, where heads several areas, including marketing, business development, sales and product strategy. Under his leadership, the company has gained commercial success as a top cloud provider in financial services.

In his earlier career, Alok was in senior roles at Deloitte Consulting and PwC. He has co-authored the recently released cloud computing book, "Thinking of… Force.com as your key to the Cloud Kingdom." He serves on the board of a United Way and on the Academic Advisory Board of TP Bhatia College of Science, Mumbai.

Ketan Khandkar - Co-Founder & Principal

Ketan Khandkar is a co-founder and principal at Navatar Group. He heads the product and operations teams between U.S. and India. Under his leadership, the product portfolio of the company grew significantly supporting customers in over 30 countries.

He began his career at Deloitte Consulting handling business process transformation through technology. Ketan holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, and an MBA in finance from Stern School of Business.

Clientele: PNC Bank, M&T Bank, Jefferies in financial services and Best Buy, Hearst Corporation, Cox, Cintas in corporate finance.

Website: www.navatargroup.com
Blog: blog.cloudnavatar.com
Founded: 2004
Offices: New York, U.S.; New Delhi, India

Product Offerings:

Navatar provides public cloud computing for the financial sector, with specific products in areas such as asset management, mutual funds, capital markets , investment banking, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance to name a few . They abate the need for financial investment in consulting, purchasing licenses, maintenance, support, etc, which typically increases the total cost of ownership significantly.

Navatar also recently launched ‘Navatar Deal Connect', a private marketplace for middle market deal professionals to collaborate, based on their investment criteria. The unique aspect of Deal Connect is that it is free for all participants. So, an investment banker in Mumbai can source relevant acquisition opportunities in the United States, through Deal Connect, without spending any money.

Differentiating Factors:
- Firms are up and running typically in two weeks time with Navatar's service
- Financial firms pay 1/10th of what they would otherwise pay – also, they pay as they go.
- Customers do not have to maintain IT staff or spend on professional services items such as implementation, data migration, training, etc.
- Customers do not have to pay for maintenance or support for the system
- Free business network allows firms to collaborate worldwide – customers are connected to the network, instead of being standalone

 

Alok Misra

Alok Misra is a co-founder and principal of Navatar Group, where he leads the organization in areas of marketing, business development, sales and product strategy. Under his leadership, the company has seen the commercial success as a top cloud provider in financial services. In his earlier career, Alok was in the senior roles at Deloitte Consulting and PwC. He has co-authored the recently...

Management Team

Alok Misra
Co-Founder & Principal
NAVATAR GROUP
Ketan Khandkar
Co-Founder & Principal