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DFAN strengthens leadership team with appointment of Hemlata Varlani

Varlani joins the company as chief marketing officer and lead- Impact Investment.

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Mumbai: Digital Futurists Angels Network (DFAN), a global community-backed Angel Network announced the appointment of Hemlata Varlani, as chief marketing officer and lead- Impact Investment initiatives.

Varlani has joined the leadership team to further drive the angel investment firm’s growth charter and purpose-driven approach. In addition to leading marketing, communications and branding for DFAN, she will also be a strategic marketing advisor for the portfolio companies. She will explore and drive DFAN’s focus on positively impacting ‘Bharat’ as well as build an approach and framework for impact investments, aimed to generate measurable positive social impact along with a financial return, spanning impact-tech, Alagri-tech, clean-tech, ed-tech, health-tech and other sustainability-oriented solutions, said the company in a statement.

Varlani has 24 years of proven and blended experience with enterprise/corporates, start-ups and social enterprises. Corporates included leadership roles with global mandates for IBM, Intel, Accenture, Toshiba, Birlasoft, LG & QuEST Global. At the core of the experience with start-ups, was partnering with passionate founders to help them succeed in their industry and custom stage of organizational maturity and market readiness. Some of these were - Ninestars (Media-tech and Venture Builder), MarkNetwork LLC (in BlockChain & Crytocurrency), Mastree (Edu-Tech), Farmveda, ReachLawyer, as well as Futuryze.

Prior to DFAN, Varlani led marketing, communications and CSR at Futuryze Digital, a product engineering company with the spirit of a start-up studio. She has worked across domains, spanning impact-tech, agri-tech, fin-tech, edu-tech, e-commerce, B2C retail, data analytics, SaaS.

Varlani is an alumni of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) and is a triple post graduate, in the fields of marketing, PR and advertising. 

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