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Co-founder & Managing Director, UpGrad
Mayank Kumar is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of UpGrad, an online education venture focused on targeting working professionals. With the vision of empowering individuals to reach their full professional potential in the most engaging learning environment, Mr. Kumar helped to secure $16m of capital to grow the venture into India's most meaningful education business.
Before founding UpGrad, Mr. Kumar was the Vice President at Bertelsmann India Investments, where he oversaw Bertelsmann's education strategy and its multi-million dollar investments in India. Prior to joining Bertelsmann, Mr. Kumar was a Senior Principal at The Parthenon Group, where he advised global clients in the education sector across China, Southeast Asia, India and South America and participated in deals worth over $1B flowing into the education sector.
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