Abhilash Thirupathy is from Chennai, Tamilnadu. He hails from an agrarian background with his father being an IIM Grad – IIM Ahmedabad – batch of 1973. He did his MBA from IIM Lucknow – batch of 2006. He handled marketing at Johnson &Johnson (Mumbai) briefly before co-founding www.healthcaremagic.com . He was a day zero team member, who built the entire corporate engagement platform, including engagement with the top 5 Insurance companies in India. The company has since been acquired by a NASDAQ listed firm in the year 2014.
Agriculture and farmers were perhaps closer to Abhilash than corporate jobs or living in the city. A dentist by qualification, post his studies he worked at a multinational company. Yet, he says, something was always missing and he was in search of a profession where he wouldn’t mind the repetition which a job demands.
Hence in 2016, Abhilash along with his co-founder, KarthicRavindranath, founded Gold Farm, based on Farming as a Service (FaaS) model, with the aim to provide farmers the access to book any farm equipment according to their requirement through a mobile application and a call centre service.
This platform has benefitted over 25,000 farmers on ground.
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10+ Years experience in Entrepreneurship. Previous company acquired by NASDAQ listed firm (Co-Founder - Day Zero team member). Bootstrapped from Zero to 100 employees twice. He is widely appreciated for his creative problem solving and networking skills. His key strengths are marketing and strategy.
As Present-generation farmers are moving away from the profession due to the hardships involved, coupled with the lack of income and equipment. Abhilash is on his journey to change this and make the agri-sector a profitable profession.