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WHY WE'RE HERE

Born and brought up in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, we experienced change as the only constant in our young India. With that new road, that new policy, that first e-commerce site, that first app-based cab ride, that first the world around us kept evolving at a breakneck speed. Moved by this wave, we started wondering what are those little things that add up to the big change? Who are the change enablers? And how can we contribute to their cause?
So here we are, a team of finance enthusiasts, researching, developing, designing and counselling to make financing and finance a tad bit easier for visionary entrepreneurs and courageous investors.

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Our Team

Ritwik graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in 2018, majoring in Finance and has been practicing as a Chartered Accountant since 2019.

‘Building things’ and ‘Changing things’ encapsulate everything that I like to do. I started young with building houses with lego at age 6, moved on to building empires, playing Age of Empires on PC at age 14 to now, assisting Entrepreneurs and Investors to enable Change with the help of my expert financial guidance.​

 

Ritwik’s love for insightful conversations and humour rightly finds a place in our blog as well. He may be responsible for the tangy lines and the jaw-dropping number crunching in many of our posts.

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Ritwik Khator
Advisor, Mumbai, India
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Kartik-K graduated from St. Xavier's College, India, in 2018 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2019. His strong drive towards entrepreneurship led him to join practice at Chunder Khator right after qualifying. Harnessing the knowledge and experience gained from servicing businesses, he endeavors to support startup entrepreneurs at Startup Indian.

India’s Startup Ecosystem is like a kid who’s still learning to walk. The growth that some startups are witnessing today, have been witnessed by US and Chinese Startups over 5 years ago. Most of our Startup ideas are an adaptation of successful businesses in the West. So, now you know that our journey, as an ecosystem has just begun, and for it to bloom, information is key!

That said, I know you may not have the time to read through every new thing that’s picking up pace. So, leave the hard part to us. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy what we deliver. This is our contribution to India’s journey from Hindsight to Foresight.

Kartikeyan Khator
Advisor, Bangalore, India
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Abhimanyu graduated from St. Xavier’s, India, in 2018, majoring in Finance. He was working with Bank of America with the Quant Trading desk for 3 years. He is currently pursuing Master’s in Financial Engineering from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles. He is also a scholar at the Institute of New Economic Thinking.

 

I am a part of this initiative to further exemplify my interests in business models, organisation structures, disruptive technologies and other revolutionary projects. We realised that startups are very good at their domain of work and service, but may lack strategies to optimise their financial positioning. Startups have the potential to question the normal and revise proven business models redundant in the ever changing business landscape. The ability to revitalise the old but still follow the very basics to drive value is what intrigues me to write, research, learn, and share about startups.

Abhimanyu Gupta
Advisor, Los Angeles, US
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