Akash is working on a startup that is aimed at curbing the rising pollution levels in urban cities, while promoting healthier lifestyles.

MobiKwiks marketing head Akash Gupta resigns to start green-tech startup
Atom Startups Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 16:42

The marketing lead of MobiKwik, Akash Gupta has quit the digital wallet firm. He has said in a statement that he will be pursuing his entrepreneurial venture.

Having previously associated with tech and e-commerce giants like Airtel, Dell and Snapdeal, Akash has been working with Mobikwik for over two years. He joined as the General Manager and grew to become the Vice President of Marketing.

Leading both, online and offline marketing functions of MobiKwik from the front, Akash has been instrumental in the emergence of Mobikwik as one amongst the leading players in digital and consumer Fintech payments in India. Under his leadership, MobiKwik grew from 25 million users to over 65 million users at present.

Akash will now be venturing into the Green Tech Space. He is working on a startup that is aimed at curbing the rising pollution levels in urban cities, while simultaneously promoting healthier lifestyles amongst urban-dwellers.

Interestingly, Akash’s move comes at a time when cities such as Delhi-NCR are grappling with thick smog with air pollution reaching alarming levels.

“It was an incredible experience for me to be associated with MobiKwik and drive the company’s multiple marketing functions. However, the time feels ripe for me to venture on a path of my own. I have been contemplating various ideas in the past and have finally decided to go ahead with this huge Green Tech initiative. Our environment today is increasingly becoming toxic with pollutants; besides, the sedentary lifestyles of urban dwellers have become a problem. By starting up a Green Tech Company, I’m out from MobiKwik to create a revolution and I would fundamentally aim to address these concerns, and present our users with a better, healthier and environment-friendly lifestyle,” he said in a statement.

Akash’s startup, which will initially be bootstrapped, will first look at hiring 20-25 people across segments such as technology, operations and networking. It will also look to form partnerships with government departments and health organizations. 

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