Alok Kejriwal is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in launching digital startups and making them profitable. He has been successful in building ventures in India, China and the US.
In 1998, Alok created conteststowin.com India's first online contesting site. His second venture a mobile platform in China called mobile2win, was the one of the first to offer mobile competitions & promotions by pioneering a television to mobile interactive platform. That company was later acquired by the Walt Disney Company.
Alok also co-founded Games2win - a casual games company in 2007. Games2win has created over 750 original games, with over 75 million downloads worldwide on the iOS, Android and Kindle app stores. Games2win is the publisher of global hit titles such as Parking Frenzy, The ´ Fab Designer´ series, Fashion Diva, Dating Frenzy and many more. Parking Frenzy is ranked #1 on the US iTunes App Store (free app & game) & Power Cricket T20 is ranked #1 as top Free Game on the Android Play Store.
Alok has successfully raised venture capital from some of the world?s leading VCs such as Softbank China, Siemens Acceleration, Clearstone Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. His exits include the sale of Mobile2win China to Walt Disney and Mobile2win India to Norwest Venture Partners.
Alok collaborates with like-minded partners to start up companies and pounds the pavement to create rapid business traction. His signature is the ability to create companies that capture tremendous value with minimal capital investment. He actively mentors first generation entrepreneurs looking at starting up on their own and helps them with startup strategy, VC contacts, negotiating funding, introduction to fortune 500 brand owners and media owners.
Outside of work, Alok is an ardent Art of Living practitioner, meditator & spiritual seeker, attempts to write haiku poetry, blogs passionately and has founded a pro-bono, online community for entrepreneurs called therodinhoods.com. He is increasingly getting to be known as Alok ´Rodinhood´ Kejriwal.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.