K.Ganesh

  • K.Ganesh

    Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman, Portea Medical, ( Founder and ex CEO- TutorVista)

    Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits. His last venture, TutorVista which was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM. He was among the top 5 nominee for the Economic Times Entrepreneur of the year 2012 award .

    His current venture, Portea Medical aims at providing technology led home health care services to the Indian consumer. Forbes magazine rated Portea as the top 5 start-ups to watch out for in 2014. With  Rs 48 crores ( $ 8 MM ) from Accel partners and Ventureast. Portea is currently operational in 7 cities across India .

    He is actively involved in incubating start-ups and is strategic investor / promoter of India based consumer Internet and ecommerce companies – Bluestone.com ( online jewelry), Bigbasket.com ( egrocery), MustseeIndia.com(travel packages and content), bookadda.com ( academic focused online books) and delyver.com ( hyper local delivery), onlineprasad.com ( online religion ).

    Ganesh was founder of the data analytics BPO firm Marketics until March 2007, when the company was acquired by NYSE listed WNS for $ 63 MM. His earlier venture, CustomerAsset was started in mid-2000 and later acquired by ICICI (NYSE listed, India’s largest bank) and is now publicly listed in India as First Source Solutions.

    In 1990, as his first entrepreneurial venture, he promoted IT&T ,one of India’s top multi-vendor IT service and support company. The business was acquired by iGate (a listed company) in 2003. Aside from founding and successfully growing four ventures, Krishnan has worked as the CEO of Wipro/Bharti British Telecom – a British Telecom JV in India, and held a senior management position in HCL Ltd.

    He is a popular speaker in entrepreneurship, start-up and Technology events. He has been Recognized as one of the Iconic Entrepreneurs of India document published by National Knowledge Commission , Government of India. He serves as a member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management , Calcutta

    Krishnan is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University.