Alok Mittal, Co Founder & CEO, Indifi Technologies & Co Founder, Plaksha University
On another motivational episode of The Brand Called, we have with us Mr. Alok Mittal. Mr. Mittal has been the cofounder of Plaksha University. He is the current CEO and Co-founder of Indifi Tech pvt. Ltd.
On another motivational episode of The Brand Called, we have with us Mr. Alok Mittal. Mr. Mittal has been the cofounder of Plaksha University. He is the current CEO and Co-founder of Indifi Tech pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mittal is an IITian from Delhi and has also studied at the Unvisited of California, Berkeley.
While most IITians choose to move abroad to get a wider experience, Mr. Mittal stated within the country to excel on a more comfortable scale. He believed that working on a startup in a local setting is more suitable. After working with some well known companies, Mr. Mittal started working on his own venture, Indifi Tech. Indifi Tech is a platform to expand access to debt financing for Indian SMEs. He is also the founding member of the Indian Angel Networking, a platform for making Angel investments.
On the subject of Angel investing, Mr. Mittal shared some worthwhile facts and the process of the investing network. As an Angel Investor himself, he personally avoids getting involved in the governance of investing. He also threw light on the different phases of the finance industry.
Mr. Garg and Mr. Mittal again discussed the key challenges faced by a startup entrepreneur. Mr. Mittal also shared some of his advice for young entrepreneurs and startup businesses.
Alok is cofounder and CEO of Indifi, a platform to expand access to debt financing for Indian SMEs. Alok is a successful first generation entrepreneur based in India. Alok is also a founding member of Indian Angel Network, which is a forum for making angel investments. He last led India operations of Canaan Partners, a premier US based venture capital firm. Earlier, he cofounded JobsAhead.com in 1999. JobsAhead.com is the leading e-recruitment business focused on the Indian market, and was acquired by Monster.com recently. Before founding JobsAhead, Alok worked with Hughes software in telecom and internet technologies. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi, and completed his MS and Management of Technology programs from UC Berkeley. Alok is passionate about creating value through startups! He is also keenly interested in entrepreneurship development in India.