Rishi Batra is co-founder, COO and CFO of Fashalot, India’s first O2O location-based fashion store discovery platform. He takes the lead in overseeing finance and operations, retailer partnerships, offline marketing, team building and strategic management of the organization. Rishi’s exceptional skills and deep understanding of media, retail and digital industries has led to the launch of Fashalot, along with co-founders Amit Koshal and Amit Sharma.
Rishi started his career as a senior analyst with Copal Partners. In his earlier stint as a chief manager with the Times Group, Rishi was leading investments and strategic partnerships in digital, media and travel for Brand Capital (North). He has spearheaded marquee transactions foronline travel, B2B portals, e-commerce, insurance aggregators, social networks, mobile, Internet fashion brand, IT hardware and handset manufacturers like Yatra, Yepme, Indiamart, Matrix Cellular and Policybazaar to name a few. He has also participated in growth initiatives and business strategies of investee companies. With over a decade of experience in scaling up businesses by devising media strategies and investments for market share and revenue growth, Rishi’s contribution in setting up Fashalot has been phenomenal. Rishi works to build a strong and profitable business with an intention to capture 1 per cent of India’s fashion retail market revenues by 2018.
After graduating in mechanical engineering from University of Pune, he went on to pursue MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and FDU, USA. Rishi hails from a well-known business family with a successful chemical business run by his father. Rishi nurtures his philanthropic side whenever time permits.He participated in spreading awareness on gender equality by joining in the “Kickstart Equality” campaign run by CEQ. Apart from his interest in travel and sports, he loves to spend quality time with his family.