Dr. Ritesh Malik

Forbes Under 30 Asia ’16, Cofounder - Innov8

Dr Ritesh Malik is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur and investor. He is honored to be in FORBES 30 under 30 Finance and Venture Capital List- ASIA of 2016. He’s also the CEO of a Y Combinator company, Innov8.Work. Ritesh runs a virtual Startup Accelerator in India, currently investing in and mentoring 20+ startups across various industries. He was the first investor & mentor of FIN ROBOTICS, which became the first Indian hardware product company to raise a Series a venture funding. In 2015 Ritesh plans to launch his latest funding venture, ‘Project Guerrilla’, his vision for a premiere India based accelerator & incubation centre. He is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very exciting. Since March 2013, after finishing MBBS, he cofounded a technology company (Adstuck) that sold off its flagship product (ALIVE APP) to the Times of India. He is leading an angel fund, Guerrilla Ventures that has invested in over 20 companies mostly in the hardware space e.g. Fin, Sectorqube, Exploride, WooStays, Comet Core, Flip Technologies, Wigzo, Mashinga etc. Since 2014 he cofounded Harvin Academy, Thinkpot, and Innov8 Coworking. Innov8 is a Single Point Power Focus space for Startup Activities. Ritesh believe that nurturing startups would bring a lot of value to this ambitious project. On the same path, Innov8 is a journey of Transformation of India into a Product Nation. His mission is to realise the dream of Make in India & Digital India by 2030. He believe that, India is a nation of Opportunities & Talent. By partnering with the Right Minds & organisations worldwide & with the support of the Government of India he want to make this dream come true. Ritesh has been passionately instrumental in building of the Make in India thought process.

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