Pradeep Gupta, Chairman & MD, Cyber Media Group
Pradeep Gupta, a first generation entrepreneur, founded and promoted CyberMedia in 1982. He is the main promoter as well as Chairman and Managing Director of Cyber Media (India) Ltd.
Pradeep is the Chairman of the CyberMedia Group, the specialty media house, with brands like Dataquest, PCQuest, Voice&Data, DARE, CIOL, Global Services, etc. CyberMedia, a public company is executing India’s first Electropreneur Park, an incubation centre for Electronics start-ups funded by the Government of India.
Pradeep was conferred the “National Entrepreurship Award as the Best Mentor” at the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016, by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, for his role and contribution to mentoring entrepreneurs in the private sector. He has mentored over 250 start-ups.
He is also an Angel investor and the Co-founder of Indian Angel Network, Asia’s largest angel network with more than 400 members that has done over 100 deals. He is also the Chair of the Alumni Trust, the sponsors of IvyCap Ventures Trust Funds that have a corpus of $140 mn for investments in medium scale businesses. He was a global trustee of TiE, the world’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem with 12,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries.
He was the GP of India’s first angel fund Infinity Ventures 15 years ago which had angel investments in companies like India Bulls and India Games, both of which were highly successful exits. Till 2015, he was also on the Board of UTI AMC and its subsidiary UTI Capital.
Pradeep has been the past President of PanIIT India and Association of Indian Magazines. He is/has been on the Boards of IIT Mandi, Indian Newspaper Society, IIT Delhi incubator, etc.
He is on the Board of the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.
Pradeep was awarded with the Distinguished Alumni award of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta and the Helen Keller award for working in the disability sector.
He is an Engineer from IIT Delhi (1975) and an MBA from IIM Calcutta (1977).
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