Alumni in Media

Sambit Sathapathy, PGP Co '03 | Aditya Singh PGP Co ' 03

Zesty Kitchen founded by ISB alumni Sambit Sathapathy and Aditya Singh has raised a sum of Rs 3 crores in funding from a clutch of angel investors. Zesty Kitchen is a cloud kitchen focused on regional cuisines. Read the news in VC Circle

Shankar Prasad, PGP Co '06
ISB alumnus and Founder and Director, Plum, talks about the entrepreneurial journey that led him to found this beauty brand. Plum makes 100% vegan beauty products. Read the story in Entrepreneur

Deepshikha Kumar Anand, PGP Co '07 | Vithal Donakonda, PGP Co '07

SpeakIn, founded by ISB alumni Deepshika Kumar and Vithal Donakonda, aims to bring the
power of insights to  decisions by the excellence of content and credibility to knowledge and learning initiatives worldwide. The company brings top professional experts to global organisations in India and overseas on to a single platform. Read more about it

Shiladitya Mallik, PGP Co '09

The Office of Alumni Engagement at the School engages with alumni in meaningful ways, one such initiative is working with alumni on research projects. Shiladitya Mallik, alumnus from PGP Co ‘09 and Co-Founder of SmartWinnr – a gamified enterprise sales enablement platform and ISB’s very own, Professor S. Arunachalam and Professor Raghuram Bommaraju have come together to work on a research project on enhancing salespeople’s performance through gamification. The findings will give insights to sales leaders on how to enhance  salespeople’s product/service knowledge and incentivize  them to get better results

Naveen Goyal, PGP Co '09
ISB alumnus Naveen Goyal appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of, India’s largest poker site. Naveen has about two decades of experience in the internet space and has been instrumental in founding three successful online ventures. Read the news in ANI | Biz Wire Express |

Anu Gupta, PGP Co '09

ISB alumnus and co-founder of Karmaya Advisers Pvt Ltd, Dr. Anu Gupta talks about her startup which enables other startups. Kyt Ventures bring in seasoned investors to teach the art of investing to new investors. Read her story in the Hans India


Niesh Agarwal, PGP Co '13 | Abhishek Challa, PGP Co '13
Yelo, a mobile-first neo-banking platform, founded by ISB alumnus Nilesh Agarwal and
Abhishek Challa has raised an undisclosed sum in a seed round from early-stage investment firm Matrix Partners and social impact investment firm Omidyar Network India. The startup will use this capital to expand its team and build vernacular language capabilities for its platform. Read more in Techcircle

Ramya Gujjula, PGP Co '14
ISB alumnus Dr. Ramya Gujjula talks about her two-year-old startup NexRea that she has started along with her sister Priyanka. NexRea uses augmented reality in healthcare in the form of an app. Read the full story in LiveMint

Santhosh Kumar Panda, PGP Co '14

Healthtech startup PlusPin co-founded by ISB alumnus Santosh Kumar Panda has raised INR 5.25 Cr in its seed round of funding from a clutch of investors of the Indian Angel Network (IAN). The funds will be used to scale to key target cities, strengthen its technology infrastructure, and augmenting customer engagement and experience. Read more in Inc42| VCCircle

Lipika Roa, PGP Co '15

ISB alumnus Lipika Rao talks about journey of quitting her well-paying corporate job and becoming a facilitator for an art therapy course. Read about the concept of art therapy and Lipika’s journey in The Hindu



Shrey Kumar, PGP Co '15
ISB alumnus and co-founder of Aadvik Foods, Shrey Kumar, finds a mention in a story that talks about the significance of having a right co-founder in a startup journey. Read the story in Live Mint

Rishab Agarwal, PGPMFAB Co '16 | Prateek Mittal, PGPMFAB Co '17,Nimish Gupta, PGPMFAB Co '16

RVM Recycle Pvt Ltd founded by ISB alumni Rishabh Agarwal, Nimish Gupta, and Prateek Mittal finds a mention in a story that talks about waste management using technologies like AI, robotics, etc. The company aims to revolutionise solid plastic waste management in India through its reverse vending technology. Read the story here

Anshul Kothari, PGP Co '18

ISB alumnus Anshul Kothari talks about how he balanced his academics along with his swimming training. Anshul Kothari is a national level swimmer currently preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. Read more here