The Team
Vishal Gupta
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Vishal completed his post-graduation from IIM Bangalore and spent more than 13 years in Asian Paints, HUL and Aviva across sales and marketing. Having conceptualised the 'Education is Insurance' brand idea and being a Dad to two young kids, Vishal discovered an area he feels passionately for - the child space - while being at Aviva. Excited at the prospect of chasing a dream, he decided to trade in his Director-Marketing assignment to plunge into entrepreneurship with mycity4kids.
Prashant Sinha
Co-Founder and COO
Prashant completed his graduation in Eco from DU and an MBA from the Times School. This was followed by stints in Times of India, Pepsico and Aviva, across sales, research and marketing. In his last two roles, Prashant was credited with developing the child-focussed entry strategy for Quaker Oats as well as developing the 'owning the child space' strategy at Aviva. What started as a working interest, has over time, grown into a passion.
Asif Mohamed
An alumnus of IIT Delhi, Asif started his career with i-flex solutions where he spent 10 years. He then moved on to head Sales at the Analytics Division of Cranes Software, for a couple of years. Asif began his tryst with entrepreneurship three years back when he started a technology firm, adaa IT Solutions in Bangalore. The education and allied space interests Asif greatly and has led to mycity4kids.
Paritosh Gunjan
Chief Technology Officer
A "software guy" for the past decade and more. Among other things, have built a recommendation engine, a web browser, a private cloud and a data driven education platform. Interested in Machine Learning and AI.
Shimona Rana
Chief Content Officer
Shimona has a BA in communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, NY. She has worked with some of the top media giants such as PBS-Nova ScienceNOW (NY) and NDTV 24 x 7. She is currently the Chief Content Officer of mycity4kids, where she oversees an editorial team pan-India, as well as a blogging community of over 1500 bloggers.
Parul Ohri
Parul spent 9 years in various aspects of Corporate Communications and then decided to give it all up for the joys of parenthood. As Editor of mycity4kids, Parul is in the enviable position of being able to do two of her favourite things - writing and being in the world of children.
Senthilraj Kalaimani
Senior Software Architect
Senthilraj completed his post graduation(MCA) from Vinayaka Mission, Salem - Tamilnadu. he has 9+ years of experience in Web Technologoies. A pragmatic engineer with a good experience in architecture, design, orchestration and implementation of projects. A versatile programmer with proficiency in PHP,REST Web Services, MySQL, Jquery, Cakephp, Solr, Javascript.
Sunil Pandey
Business Head - Listings
Coming from a research and insights background, Sunil is able to spot opportunities earlier than most. It's no surprise therefore that he was the first person to take a leap of faith and join mycity4kids. Over the last 6 years, Sunil has performed every conceivable role at mycity4kids and test marketed numerous ideas in the market and at home, where he has 2 wonderful kids. Sunil is an alumnus of the Times School of Marketing and has worked with Pepsico and the Bharti Group, in earlier roles.
Shavet Jain
Head - Blogger Community and Social Media
Shavet is an MBA and is adept in various aspects of digital marketing including social media, SEO optimized content, blogging, lead management and analytics. She is currently developing and implementing strategies on social media, blogger engagement and content management at and heading the most vibrant parenting community in the country.
Akshat Singh
Head - Integrated and Digital Marketing
Akshat joined mycity4kids as a boy and in just about 6 years, he's turned into a (married) man, singlehandedly managing all the ticketing and payment solution initiatives at mycity4kids. He is the biggest crusader for customer service in the company and will go to great pains to accommodate all kinds of requests with a smile and composure, well beyond his years. Prior to mycity4kids, Akshat worked with Aviva and he has a Masters degree in Computer Application from IP University, Delhi.
Richa Jain
Head - Brand Solutions
After completing her BBA in Marketing, Richa worked as Account Manager with Google for over 2 years. She has keen interest in Marketing and Brand management and heads a very vibrant Brands Solutions team at mycity4kids. Her core role is to execute all Branded campaigns smoothly and ensure contract renewals.
Shashank Gandhi
Head - Business Development
Shashank completed his education in Economics from DU & Tilburg University with specialization in Resources, Development & Growth. This was followed by a role in addressing environmental & transportation issues facing India through his research & advocacy at CSE. Post this, he worked with W+K on the 'Make in India' brand. Here, he was handling the social media strategy for the govt's flagship program. His quest for a never-ending learning experience & working in a high pressure start-up environment amalgamated with a noble cause of helping mums in their parenting journey, landed him at mycity4kids.
Gopakrushna Das
Head - Finance
A qualified chartered accountant and a law graduate, our finance head Gopakrushna does not only lead the team but also brings an edge to our business development being full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas. His area of interest includes taxation. Prior to joining mycity4kids he was providing professional services in the field of audit, assurance, risk advisory & tax. His passion does include travel & cricket apart form being a big foodie.
Urvi Maniar
Director - Project Management
Having more than a decade of experience in captives like Fidelity and Mphasis, Urvi is excited to be part of the start-up experience at mycity4kids. Urvi has a Masters in Computer Applications and has exhaustive experience in managing IT Projects & Programs.
Our Investors
YourNest is an Angel Fund that believes in 'liberating human potential' by investing in technology enabled, vibrant, new business ideas. YourNest has seen the opportunity and has the passion to build the start-ups into significant, meaningful businesses. YourNest bets Big on "very few ideas" as it invests with conviction and support start-ups in the areas that they know the best. YourNest portfolio has already invested in innovative start-ups like, Proof of Performance, & Uniphore Software Systems.
SIDBI Venture Capital Limited (SVCL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI, incorporated in July 1999. Its mission is to catalyse entrepreneurship by providing capital and other strategic inputs for building businesses around growth opportunities and maximize returns on investment.