Ravi Ranjan’s incredible journey from a Naxal-affected childhood to becoming a key enabler of the startup ecosystem

Like the startup ecosystem he works closely with, Ravi Rajan’s inspiring growth story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and determination to succeed in the face of truly difficult adversity.

However, despite the ups and downs, the bright young lad from Jharkhand, India’s tribal heartland, earned a reputation in the startup world, receiving numerous awards in the process.

Ravi’s childhood was marked by numerous challenges. For one thing, Japla, the town he comes from in the Palamu district of Jharkhand, was one of the areas of the country most affected by Naxal. Violence, terrorism and the challenges that came with it disrupted Ranjan’s childhood.

He studied at a public school that was often closed due to Naxal activity, prompting him to find a private coach to pass exams. Upon passing his exams, Ravi moved to Chandigarh and a brief meeting with a newscaster marked a turning point for him and allowed him to pursue his career in journalism.

Ranjan abandoned his media career in 2010 and put his experience in media and event management to good use to take a job as an events manager for an angel investment firm. His enthusiasm for working at the investment firm prompted the corporation to offer him the opportunity to run a start-up incubation center.

Over the years, Ranjan further honed his skills by developing a strong passion for the world of entrepreneurship and studying the growth manuals of organizations known as Zomato, FlipkartY payment. He then went on to work exclusively in the entrepreneurship sector, honing his skills in business incubation. In his position, he acted as an advisory guide and mentor to young business leaders, helping them become successful entrepreneurs.

Having risen through the ranks, Ranjan is now a well-known figure in the startup world. On behalf of Venture Catalysts Group, he helped select Shark Tank India, which proved to be an instant hit with the general public.

Additionally, he has helped manage key startup programs for NASSCOM 10,000 Startups, Indian Angel Network, Indian Chamber of Commerce and other state governments in India to encourage young people to start businesses.

Ranjan is also a well-known TedX speaker, government advisor, and startup specialist. Under the supervision and aegis of the Seed Group, he will work to build a strong economic expansion corridor between India and the Middle East.

Recently, Grupo Semilla, a company from the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoumhas appointed Ravi Ranjan as Director of Strategic Partnerships to lead its operations in India.

The Seed Group has closed multiple multi-million dollar deals and managed multi-billion dollar investments around the world under the expert leadership of the CEO Hisham Al-Gurg. The group serves as a launch pad for new and established companies and start-ups looking to expand their presence in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while taking advantage of Dubai’s stable economy, convenient time zone and policies. government support. , flourishing business ecosystem, lucrative subsidies and easy access to new markets.

As part of its strategic expansion plans, Dubai-based Seed Group will open its official representative office in the southern Indian city of Bangalore with an investment of $1.4 billion. This opportunity will help a large community of Indians who contribute to the UAE economy as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. This effort will also help bridge trade gaps between the two countries and make it easier for people to bring their businesses to Dubai or trade between nations.

Ravi Ranjan is one of a handful of emerging leaders selected from India to be a part of the US Government’s famed IVLP program, with over a decade of experience training business and government actors in the subtleties of business and Business spirit.

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