Vivek is the founder and CEO at Goquest Media Ventures, $5mn revenue integrated media company in content distribution and licensing of fiction, nonfiction programming, and reality formats.
Vivek is also an active Angel investor and a strong evangelist of media entrepreneurship in India.
Angel Invested in @ aisle.co @twiglyfoods, @catapooolt @makkajai @unocoin @noddapp @wyo.in @explara
About this event
Experienced in Business Consulting, Retail, Media/Entertainment & FMCG/CPG industry. Vivek is passionate about developing new ventures/businesses, evaluating businesses and strategy and building partnerships.
Current interests are in Digital Media and Internet of things.
Running Goquest Media Ventures, a content syndication and distribution company from Mumbai, India. This is his second stint with entrepreneurship. Goquest is now the largest independent distributor of Indian content to international television channels.
Set up the distribution and syndication operations for Cinergy Pictures, a film production and distribution venture. Worked closely with content buyers and sellers from across the world. Expertise in licensing feature films across all platforms.
Went through the sweet experience of starting my first venture. Took care of everything from raising capital, business development, marketing and sales . Ran a successful pilot and signed up some of the largest companies for the pilot.
Worked in a mid management role, developed new businesses and sourced content for Tata Sky, a satellite television platform in India. This engagement involved building relations and negotiations with pay channel broadcasters, movie distributors, movie producers and other content providers.
Prior to Tata Sky, Vivek was with Cannondale Associates, a business consulting firm based in CT, USA . Here, he assisted Retail and FMCG/CPG clients with their various growth plans, marketing plans, sales programs and new to market strategies. List of clients included fortune 50 Retail and FMCG/CPG companies in US. Analytics, presentation and leadership were my key skills in this engagement.
Specialties: Marketing in Retail/FMCG, Media and Entertainment, Digital Media, Business Development, Deal structuring and Negotiations, Business Evaluation, Analytics & Modelling.
About Social Works
Social is a space that blends the best of the office and the café. Combining work and play, it’s an urban hangout designed to take you offline while still keeping you connected. Social is a collaborative workspace, a hub for artists and innovators.
About Startup Grind
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
Startup Grind Values
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
Registration & About Startup Grind Fireside Chat
We expect a mixed bag crowd consisting of Startup Founders, Working professionals/ startup enthusiasts, investors or veteran startup community facilitators, members of the startup ecosystem, students, etc.
The Fireside Chat is for 45 minutes with a 20minute Q&A. A 2-3 hour event at best, with pre and post session networking offline. Nature of conversation covers personal and professional journey, in an attempt to share the human side of the journey- in a non watered down, brutal, honest and straight forward mannerism.