“How CoffeeMug AI hopped-up a VC Fund M&A”

- Prateek M Srivastava
Co-Founder & CEO@Terraview

  • Prateek Used CoffeeMug Platform for
  • Loved it for
    • Its Curated Network
    • Brilliance of Product
    • Focus on delivering value to its members
  • Member since
    Founding Member
  • Favorite Feature on CoffeeMug
    Personal Rolodex System

Prateek's Story

Prateek is the co-founder & CEO of Terraview (, a startup focussed on solving for climate change impact on wine. Backed by a couple of internet entrepreneurs, this AI startup is currently focussed on Europe and North America Region and operates primarily out of Singapore, Barcelona and Zurich.

Prior, Prateek was the founder of Basil Advisors (, India's top executive search firm focussed on the consumer tech ecosystem.

Founded in 2013, Basil helped hire leadership for prominent players including Flipkart, Udaan, Curefit, Delhivery, Big Basket, Hotstar, TIL, Byju's, Airtel, Sequoia Capital & Nexus Venture Partners. In 2016, Basil acquired TGC Consulting, a Bangalore based search firm to further strengthen its leadership recruitment capabilities.

As Basil turned 7, it felt the need for a strategic partner which could help define the next 7 for the company and around Dec 2019, Basil started looking for mutually aligned collaboration.

Big problem statements have always inspired Prateek, in 2019, he co-founded Terraview (, a Singapore-based, venture-backed global AI and image processing startup which helps vineyards adapt to climate change.

That's where CoffeeMug steps in, The Most Curated Global Opportunity Network. The platform is full of opportunities presented by its curated member base. We believe the more we connect people with a warm introduction and a context, the better the rate of connection leading to each other.

During this phase of discovery, Prateek was connected with a leading VC in India, and they struck a chord immediately. One thing led to the other and rest, as they say, is history.

“I have been a power user of CoffeeMug from its early days and have got immense value from the platform. I have met so many amazing people, entrepreneurs, potential investors thru the platform. I am sure CoffeeMug will go places, my best wishes are with the CoffeeMug team.”
- Prateek

The firm ended up acquiring Basil Advisors.
Prateek used the CoffeeMug to discover the right partner for Basil Advisors.