V S Sudhakar was the founder and CEO of Fabmall, a leading online and physical retail business. Started in 2002 the supermarket chain was by 2006 the largest grocery chain in India with more than 200 stores across the South India and employing 3,000 people. The chain which operated under the brand names Fabmall and Trinethra by then was sold to Aditya Birla Retail in late 2006 and now operates under the “More” brand.Sudhakar has been working with many early stage companies including Vaatsalya, a 17 hospital chain, Edusports which runs fitness and sports training in over 300 schools in India and overseas and Delyver, a neighbourhood e-commerce company. Along with the old Fabmall team, he also co-founded Bigbasket, a leading online grocery company in 2011. Prior to this, Sudhakar was the CEO of Planetasia, the first online focused services business in the country. . Sudhakar is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and NIT, Allahabad.
Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits. He was the CEO and Founder of TutorVista which was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM in January 2011.
He is actively involved in incubating start-ups and is strategic investor / promoter of India based consumer Internet and ecommerce companies.
Ganesh was also Chairman, Investor and Advisor in the data analytics BPO firm Marketics until March 2007, when the company was acquired by NYSE listed WNS for $ 63 MM. His earlier venture, CustomerAsset was started in mid 2000 and later acquired by ICICI (NYSE listed, India’s largest bank) and is now publicly listed in India as First Source Solutions.In 1990, as his first entrepreneurial venture, he co-promoted IT&T. And as its Founder and CEO, he played a major role in making the company one of India’s top multi-vendor IT service and support till the business was sold to iGate (a listed company) in 2003.
Ganesh’s passion for entrepreneurship has led him to start www.growthstory.in along with Meena Ganesh. This is a family office and really a platform for building the next generation of entrepreneurs and companies.
He is also on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management , Calcutta.
Krishnan is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University.
Meena Ganesh till recently was the CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services. Meena has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in India. She was, prior to Pearson, the CEO of Tesco's operations in India, the Tesco Hindustan Service Center. Before coming on board Tesco, Meena co-founded one of India's pioneering BPO companies: Customer Asset, which sold to ICICI OneSource. She in on the Director Board of many companies like Bluestone, Bigbasket.
Meena Ganesh is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta
Shankar Maruwada is a successful entrepreneur and a marketing professional. TIll recently, he was heading UIDAI's branding and awareness team.. He is an investor in startups and a mentor to entrepreneurs.
Shankar Maruwada worked in Procter & Gamble, the world’s most respected marketing company, in their brand management function. He also cofounded Marketics, one of India's largest provider of marketing analytics services(based in bangalore) which was purchased by WNS in 2007 for an estimated $65 million, a story which is chronicled in the best seller 'Stay hungry, stay foolish' by Rashmi Bansal.
He joined UIDAI in July 2009 where, till recently, he headed the marketing and communication efforts for the project, which is aimed at providing every Indian resident a unique identification number called as AADHAAR. The division he headed at the UIDAI is called as Demand generation, communication and awareness.
Shankar Maruwada is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad.