Chintan Bakshi


Chintan brings a unique experience of managing new ventures and start-up companies that address rural markets and are built around a rural ecosystem.

Chintan has over 9 years of experience leading ventures in the rural and the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) space. Chintan has been working in the rural markets since 2004, developing innovative business models to commercialize grassroots technologies, foster rural entrepreneurship, provide internet connectivity / services, enable rural eCommerce and implement mobile enabled last mile distribution for FMCGs. He has worked extensively in the rural markets of Gujarat, Orissa and Rajasthan.

Chintan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1992 and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1997. Chintan has worked in the new project management domain prior to 2004. He has worked in reputed Indian and multinational companies like Feedback Ventures, Maruti Suzuki and the Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj Group). Chintan had also co-found an internet procurement and project management platform in 2000, by the name of