Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

WeAre Summit keynote speaker

Mahesh Murthy has helped launch, a few dozen startups, a few hundred brands and now, a few satellites.

As a marketer, Mahesh has:

  • Worked on Amazon, Yahoo, Pepsi, Nike, Microsoft, Unilever across US, China, Europe and India.
  • Helped launch MTV in India and then ran its rival Channel V.
  • Founded global marketing and ad boutique Pinstorm.
  • Written ads and directed commercials that have won loads of advertising and marketing awards.

As an entrepreneur, he has:

  • Failed in his first three ventures. Did okay the fourth one onwards.
  • A couple of firms that use space technology in innovative ways.
  • Including one which became the first Indian private company in space.

As an investor, Mahesh has:

  • Run 3 VC funds and is now on his 4th.
  • Investors like Google, Motorola and European pension funds back his funds.
  • Investees like India's largest bus ticketing company Red Bus, India's largest car portal CarWale, India's first microbrewing chain Doolally and 50+ other companies.
  • Won India's "Best VC of the Year". Twice, if that matters.

Mahesh also is:

  • Napologetically opinionated and writes regularly in WSJ and other business pubs.
  • An inveterate traveller: 90+ countries, 7 continents, 1 planet so far.
  • On Twitter at @MaheshMurthy.

Mahesh Murthy