Gaurav is an entrepreneurial business leader & early stage investor. Currently CEO, Internet & TV Commerce with the India Today Group, he has led businesses for Fortune 100 companies like GE (Country Director, GE Transportation) & Manpower Inc ( Regional Director for Asia) & previously helped found & build two ecommerce businesses in India with Pearl (fashionandyou.com & dealsandyou.com).
Gaurav is also part of the founding team at 5ideas Startup Superfuel along with Pearl Uppal where he continues to serve as part of the Investment Committee. 5ideas Startup Superfuel is an $10 Million seed fund which invests a blend of financial, human & social capital to help put promising startups onto an accelerated growth path. He has also led over 19 successful transactions spanning investment, divestment & fund raising across sectors.
Gaurav is very passionate about building innovative & practical solutions for growing the digital eco-system in India. He currently also serves on the boards of 4 companies as an Director & 1 as an Board Observer.
Core Strengths Areas: Business Strategy, Strategic Sales & BD, Unit Economics, Operational Metrics, FP&A & Business Planning, Product & UX.
Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies, Mum-India
1996 - 1998 (2 year)
College Of Business Studies, Delhi University-India
1992 - 1995 (3 year)
Lawrence School, Sanawar-India
1986 - 1990 (4 year)