Abhishek Agarwal

Partner OperatorVC, Founder Bold Kiln, Ex-Strategy Consultant, IIMA & IITD

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

OperatorVC

1500 /30mins

Short Biography

With nearly five years of experience in top tier strategy consulting, at the Michael Porter founded firm - The Monitor Group, Abhishek has worked with business leaders of some of the largest Indian corporates and MNCs, helping them think through strategic questions. His experience spreads across developing growth strategies, marketing capability, sales excellence, corporate strategy and implementation of the same across Media, Auto, FMCG and Agrochem sectors. Abhishek was recognised as an Economic Times Young Leader, 2014 by India’s leading business newspaper, The Economic Times. A member of the India chapter of MENSA, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In early 2013, Abhishek founded Pet Santa - an initiative aimed at raising funds for NGOs working animal welfar

Experience

General Partner, OperatorVC

to Present

OperatorVC is a new angel fund. Setup and run by a set of founders themselves (and thus the name Operator), OperatorVC is a sector agnostic fund. We weight the following highly on our investment decisions - team, unit economics, size of the opportunity. We believe in smart capital and strive to add significant additional value to our portfolio (access, mentorship…). If you’re looking to get in touch - [email protected]

Advisor, Athlos Activewear

Dec 2015 to Present

The token IIT-IIM guy a startup team has to have. On a serious note, I advise Athlos on product, marketing, and social media strategy. Athlos is a niche active wear brand based on the principles of environment friendliness & sustainability, with a USP of high performance anti-odour apparel made from bamboo fabric & silver. The aim is to deliver a fresh perspective on activewear, driven by thoughtful design to inspire an active lifestyle.

Co Founder, CEO, Bold Kiln

Jan 2015 to Present

Bold Kiln is a one stop shop solution provider for startups and entrepreneurs. We help startups across lifestages, right from when someone has a vague sense of an idea, to when they've raised $5-10Mn. Broadly the following buckets to what we do: - Information: We collect, curate and create a lot of information of use to startups. E.g. a database of investors, tagged by ticket size, sectors, location with contact details; a repository of templates of document, contracts, excel models, presentations; a highly curated set of actionable insight+gyaan based reads and more - Services: We can help you with whatever you need. We do a lot of design (branding + UI/UX), development (web+mobile), digital marketing inhouse. And we've vetted partners for your other needs (legal, accounting, PR, videos etc.) - Products: Wherever we have a hypothesis on a product that can be useful for startups, we're working on building it. - Investment: We invest (via a partner fund) at the angel-seed stage in startups with strong teams, a solid MVP, genuine traction and a ambitious + clear vision. - Co-working: We'd love to have you and your team come co-work with us at our Noida office. It's a startup - so I do what's needed to be done, across the board.

Education

PGP, IIM Ahmedabad

May 2008 to Apr 2010

B.Tech, IIT Delhi

Dec 2003 to Dec 2007

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