Ishan Gupta

  • Ishan Gupta


    Ishan Gupta is a passionate education entrepreneur, investor, speaker and a published author.

    He is the CEO of, India’s largest destination for enrollment into distance and online education courses. Over the last three years, the company has helped thousands of students and working professionals to get access to high quality degree, diploma and certificate courses  in the most convenient manner.

    Prior to launching, Ishan was managing the One97 Mobility Fund, a $100 million venture fund. One97 Mobility Fund happens to be the only mobile sector focused fund in India. He has also worked as a General Manager at One97 Communications and was responsible for new product creation at One97.
    Before working at One97, Ishan was leading the growth and marketing efforts of Facebook in India as its sole representative in the country.

    Ishan had earlier founded Appin Knowledge Solutions, an education services company in India. Appin Knowledge Solutions is currently one of the leading players in the field of information security training and consulting.

    Ishan has also worked at Helion Venture Partners, an India focused venture fund.

    Ishan is a published author - he published the book "Make the Move - Demystifying Entrepreneurship" in 2007. The book has a foreword by Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail and a message from then President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. The book also contains views from some of the leading entrepreneurs from India. Consequently, he was featured on Young Turks, CNBC for his work in the field of education and promoting entrepreneurship. The book has sold more than 10,000 copies till date.  Further, Ishan has spoken at venues like the Stanford University, London Business School, Indian School of Business, IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai, IIT Roorkee on topics like Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He has also represented education entrepreneurs in a committee formed by Government of India on Implementation of Technology in Higher Education.

    Ishan has a MBA from Stanford University, California, USA and a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Delhi, India.