Nikhil Sama

Nikhil Sama
Nikhil Sama

Nikhil Sama is an experienced Entrepreneur and Investor with a strong background in the financial services and artificial intelligence industry. He is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Turgon AI, a position he has held since April 2024. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nikhil leads Turgon AI, a company focused on artificial intelligence solutions.

In addition to his role at Turgon AI, Nikhil has been actively involved in the tech industry for several years. He is the Founder, Director, and Advisor at ScaleOps.AI, a part-time position he has held since April 2015. ScaleOps.AI is a company that specializes in providing high-quality labeled datasets for AI and machine learning applications, offering a full-service data labeling platform and workforce.

Nikhil also served as a Seed Investor and Director at Ocrolus East from September 2015 to May 2024. Ocrolus is a document automation platform that serves the digital lending ecosystem, helping automate credit decisions for fintech, mortgage, and banking sectors. As a key figure at Ocrolus, Nikhil played a crucial role in driving the company’s growth and success.

Prior to his work at Ocrolus, Nikhil held the position of CEO, Consumer, and Managing Director at InCred, where he oversaw the company’s operations from April 2016 to March 2018. InCred is a financial services firm that leverages cutting-edge AI-based credit underwriting technology to provide loans to underserved households and small businesses in India.

Before his time at InCred, Nikhil founded and served as the CEO of InstaPaisa, a consumer fintech platform offering instant online personal loans. Recognized for its innovation, InstaPaisa was the winner of the Citi Mobile Challenge for Most Innovative Lending Platform. The company was later acquired by InCred Finance in 2016.

With a track record of founding successful companies, investing in innovative ventures, and driving growth in the AI and financial services sectors, Nikhil Sama continues to make a significant impact in the tech industry. His expertise, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit have positioned him as a prominent figure in the field of artificial intelligence and finance.

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About Ocrolus

Ocrolus is a fintech infrastructure company that transforms documents into actionable data with over 99% accuracy. Powered by Artificial Intelligence and a unique human-in-the-loop data validation process, Ocrolus plugs directly into customer workflows via API, eliminating the need for manual data work. The solution includes built-in fraud detection and analytics, enabling customers to make smarter and faster business decisions with unprecedented precision.

Use-cases include loan underwriting, account openings, invoice processing, and other document-intensive processes. Ocrolus has raised over $30 million in venture capital, backed by Oak HC/FT, FinTech Collective, Bullpen Capital, and QED Investors, among others. Key Customers include Lending Club, SoFi, Funding Circle, Forward Finance, BlueVine, and Prosper, among hundreds of fintech startups and banks.

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