Rishi is currently the Chief Executive of EDUGILD, India’s first edtech startup accelerator and consulting Faculty with Leading Educational Institutes. He had a corporate career of 21 years in coveted roles with leading organizations namely Sony, Qualcomm, Castrol, Ericsson and Tata Lucent to name a few. Rishi has handled strategic and leadership roles in sales, marketing, business development, people management and corporate strategy. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering, Degree in Law(LLB) followed by two masters degrees each from IMI New Delhi and Pune University.
Indian startups ecosystem has been reeling under the umbrella of retail, ecommerce and other aggregated services, however EdTech is expected to be the top startups trend for 2016. Based on interactions with the venture partners, institutions, funding agencies and mentors, there are strong headwinds that will redefine the EdTech landscape for the coming year.