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Speaker Profile

K Ganesh
Mr K Ganesh

Serial entrepreneur and promoter - BigBasket, Portea Medical, BlueStone, HomeLane

Ganesh is an entrepreneur with a track record of launching and exiting four successful ventures. He is the founder and partner at, a leading venture builder platform that incubates and promotes new ventures and entrepreneurs. Ganesh’s previous ventures include TutorVista, which was acquired by education leader Pearson in 2011. He was also the founder and chairman of Marketics, a data analytics BPO firm. Additionally, he founded CustomerAsset, a BPO/Call centre pioneer, which was acquired by ICICI Bank and is now publicly listed as First Source Solutions. Ganesh’s first venture, IT&T, was one of India’s top multi-vendor IT service and support companies and was acquired by iGate in 2003.

Ganesh has served as an independent director on the Board of Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd contributing to Technology, Strategy and Audit functions. He has served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Ganesh holds a postgraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University. As an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, he teaches an MBA class on “New Age Business Models. He is also a Visiting Faculty at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad, where he teaches a course on “Launching Software Startups”.

Ganesh is also a well-known speaker at entrepreneurship, startup, and technology events and has been recognized as one of the "Iconic Entrepreneurs of India" by the National Knowledge Commission and was a nominee for The Economic Times ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in 2015.