Abhishek has 10 years of cross-functional experience in the creating & managing technology-enabled products in the education sector. Abhishek has been at the forefront of developing various innovative technology enabled products catering to the supplemental and schools solutions market. Abhishek has been a serial entrepreneur who has founded companies in education, fashion & hospitality sector. Abhishek takes pride in being an active catalyst in the Indian start-up ecosystem engaging with early stage companies and helping them build products and teams to gain early traction. Having been an entrepreneur himself, Abhishek understands the everyday struggles of setting up a business from scratch and the wins and losses that come along in that journey. Abhishek is always excited about new ideas and problems to solve that can impact millions
Early Stage Investments, Kalaari Capital
Oct 2016 to Present
Privileged to be a Fellow and play an active role in the Indian Startup Ecosystem to create billion dollar disruptive businesses. About Kalaari Capital: Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firm with $650 million in assets under management. Since 2006, we have empowered visionary entrepreneurs building unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact. Along with capital, we focus on a long-term partnership with entrepreneurs to help unlock large value through disruptive innovation. About Kstart- Kstart is a unique seed program designed for the next generation of Indian entrepreneurs.At Kstart, we seek to establish long term relationships with founders and contribute positively from the very first day of our journey together. To maximize impact and reduce time to market we provide an integrated platform with all essential components for success. These include Fair Capital Catalysts, Kstart Institute and Respace. Know more at www.kstart.in Kstart is looking for disruptive ideas and tech focused early stage startups to invest in. If you are a visionary entrepreneur and looking for financial access, mentorship and co-working space, you can reach out to me.
Co Founder & CEO, Confidential (In stealth mode)
Jul 2014 to Present
On the quest to create India's largest student network!
Advisor, Various Early Stage Companies
Jan 2012 to Present
Trying to Dream along with founders! Moustache Hostel (http://www.moustachehostel.com/home.html) Help create and execute Indian first branded chain of hostels. Helped grow business from 20 to 200 beds in two cities within 3 years . Recognized by The Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, and Condé Nast Traveller as one of India’s top 3 hostel brands. Involved in day-to-day process ideation, execution, team hiring and business development and late night troubleshooting.Helped founder part-exit from the venture. Speechify (http://www.speechify.in/)-is an online learning platform where you can find experienced private English tutors to learn spoken English. Helping the team discover their mojo! E-Commerce Helping e-commerce venture of friends and family build differentiated products and long lasting brands. -TheCrazyme (https://thecrazyme.com/) & thefappystore (thefappystore.in)-Quiky Products -Funcart (funcart.in)- Party Accessories Online.
MMP, IIM A
Feb 2012 to Aug 2012
BTECH, IILM Academy of Higher Leanring
Mar 2004 to Feb 2008