Manish Maheshwari

Manish Maheshwari

CEO at Network18 Digital

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Mentor

Manish leads Network18 Digital, which is the mobile and internet arm of Network18 Group, India’s leading media and entertainment group with over 225 million television viewers and 40 million unique digital visitors per month. Key group properties include moneycontrol.com, Firstpost.com, BookMyShow, HomeShop18, Burrp, CNBC-TV18, CNN-IBN, ETV, Colors, MTV India, Comedy Central, Nick, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Forbes India.

Outside of work, Manish mentors consumer- and SME-focused tech start-ups as India lead of Ivy League Alumni Angel Network (ILAANET) and is part of India’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Previously, Manish headed Flipkart’s Seller Business and Ecosystem and grew its marketplace by 10x to create a significant lead as India’s #1 digital commerce player. Prior to Flipkart, Manish co-founded txtWeb and made it the world’s largest marketplace for text-based apps. txtWeb won several innovation awards e.g. mBillionth, NASSCOM. Prior to txtWeb, Manish was the Head of New Markets at Intuit, which is NASDAQ-listed world’s leading provider of software products for SMEs and consumers with brands such as TurboTax and QuickBooks.

Prior to this, Manish worked at McKinsey in New York, where he advised Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and government bodies. Previously, he worked at Procter & Gamble (P&G), starting his career in Mumbai and then in the Philippines, China and Singapore.

Manish holds an MBA with honours from Wharton Business School, where he served on the MBA Admissions Committee, was elected Co-President of the Asia Club and won Shils-Zeidman Award, the highest award for Entrepreneurship at Wharton. He also served as an Economic Development volunteer in East Timor under the Wharton International Volunteer Program.