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K Ganesh

Portea Medical
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Ganesh is a successful serial entrepreneur with four successful green field ventures and exits.

His last venture, TutorVista was acquired by US and UK listed education leader Pearson for $ 213 MM . He was among the top 5 nominees for the Economic Times Entrepreneur of the year 2012 Award.

His current venture, Portea Medical, provides technlogy-led home health care to the Indian consumer.

He actively mentors, incubates and funds start-ups and is strategic investor and promoter of several Indian consumer Internet and ecommerce companies including Bigbasket.com – India’s largest egrocery company, Bluestone.com – leading online jewelry company and Avagmah.com – India’s fastest growing online higher education company.

Previously, Ganesh founded data analytics BPO firm Marketics, which was acquired in March 2007 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, he founded his first company - 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.

Ganesh has also 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 also a popular speaker in entrepreneurship, start-up and technology events. He has been recognized as one of the "Iconic Entrepreneurs of India" in a 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.

Follow him on Twitter at @ganeshk03.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 14

12:30pm PDT