Our Team

Roma Priya ( Founder )
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Roma incorporated Burgeon in October 2015 with the idea of creating a holistic platform that specializes in servicing the needs of startups, emerging growth companies and investors. Over the last 6+ years, Roma has worked with hundreds of clients in India and internationally advising on matters ranging from formation to exit including angel investment, venture capital financing, convertible-debt financing, acquisition, founder compensation, employment, stock option plan and contract negotiation.

Roma prides herself on providing personal attention and practical advice. She believes in adding real value to her clients by focusing on building long-term relationships with them and understanding their business needs.

Roma is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the startup ecosystem in India and strongly believes that the sector has a huge potential for growth.

Smriti Tipirneni ( Associate Partner )
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Smriti is an experienced and dedicated lawyer, known for her ability to provide commercially viable resolutions to achieve client’s business objectives by blending legal advice and practical experience. Her technologically savvy inputs and understanding of operation and needs of small and large enterprises alike, makes her invaluable to any business transaction.

Smriti Tipirneni is a graduate from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Prior to Burgeon, Smriti has worked with various organizations ranging from production houses to technology companies. Among other, she has worked with Dharma Productions, K Law, K12 Techno Services and Torry Harris Business Solutions.

Jitender Ahlawat ( Head, Compliance Team )

Jitender is a practicing Company Secretary with over four years of experience wherein he has supported both start-ups and large corporates with their legal and compliance requirements. He regularly appears before departmental and appellate authorities’ including the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). He heads the Secretarial Audit, Corporate Governance and Due Diligence initiatives at Burgeon.

Jitender is also a resource person in the Premier edition of Company Law Premier publication of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Aastha Ahuja ( Associate )
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Aastha is a lawyer with a degree in commerce from Delhi University. She has previously worked with LegalRaasta on a wide range of company registration and compliance related matters. At Burgeon, she has assisted on several domestic and cross-border investment transactions. She has hands on experience in drafting and vetting agreements and formulation of ESOP policies for various startups.

Ishita Sinha ( Associate )
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Ishita is a dynamic and enterprising aspiring lawyer and a Company Secretary. She is also a Commerce graduate from Delhi University. She has previously worked with Emaar MGF, a leading real-estate Company and closely assisted the compliance management team. With her keen sense of business and understanding of corporate law, she has been involved in assisting start-ups with their legal and compliance requirements.

Sona Malhotra ( Associate )
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Sona is a graduate from BPP University, London in 2016 with a MA (Legal Practice Course with Business) and the University of Manchester in 2014 with a LLB (Hons.) degree. She has previously worked with UnitedLex, a large outsourcing company which provides legal services and business solutions. She has also worked with MishiPay Ltd., a fintech tech start-up in London. She has recently relocated to India and joined Burgeon.

Madhuri ( Associate )
Madhuri is a Lawyer from ILS Law College Pune, a Company Secretary and holds Masters in Business Laws from National Law School Bangalore. She has interned in varied firms, including a Lawyer, CS and CA. She has over 3 years of varied experience. She has also worked in a start-up from its very early stage.