We are proud to nominate Rahul Narvekar, an early stage investor and founder of The India Network as a "Star Entrepreneur" under "Day out with a Star" platform at http://www.dayoutwithastar.com . Rahul started early as a door to door salesman to support his education and rose to be a celebrated entrepreneur. His story should inspire the young generation who dream to start their own enterprise!
Chandra Kishore, Founder, "Day out with a Star" platform will sit with Rahul over a cup of virtual coffee on Facebook Live on May 27 8:30 PM India time/ May 27 11:00 AM US EST.
The interview will be broadcasted on Facebook Live on our facebook page www.facebook.com/dayoutwith . Please LIKE and share the page to get alerts when the interview starts.
Here is a brief profile of Rahul:
Rahul Narvekar, the founder CEO of The india Network and Founder Director of Scale Ventures – an early stage investment fund , is an entrepreneur who started his career at an early age , as a door to door salesman to support his education.
After being expelled from his entrepreneurship programme for asking “ too many questions “ and “ being a trouble maker “ he set up his first venture in cable advertising in 1994 , then was co founder of Asia’s first interactive music channel – channel – oxygen in Bombay in 1999 .
Moved to New Delhi for the love of his life c pallavi Rao and started from scratch again as a sr. manager with Ansals and rose to become vice president marketing for Ansal Plaza – the first mall of India . In 2009 he set up www.fashionandyou.com which was one of the earliest ecommerce fashion portals and raised more than $ 58 million.
In 2013 he partnered with NDTV to set up www.indianroots.com for selling Designer and Ethnic wear to the Global Indian diaspora. An angel investment of Rs.84 lakhs turned into a company valued at 550 crores within 2 years . Exiting this in 2016 he set up scale ventures group – an early stage angel fund as also www.theindianetwork.in , an on ground community for startups focused on Tier 2, 3 , 4 and beyond cities of India and students .
An alumnus of Mumbai University, IIM, Calcutta, and ESSEC Business school paris. He believes in the power of entrepreneurship to empower India. An enthusiastic traveller and foodie, Rahul loves to be on the road and relishes new cuisines. Having run about 9 half marathons and 4 , 100 kms ultra marathons, he is the first person in the world with sleep apnea to do the Everest base camp in 2016 .