The Founders

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Vineet Budki, Founder & CEO

An MBA from IE Business School and Cornel university, Vineet has been in the startup space for the last 5 years having creating Videocon d2h Online, the biggest DTH Ecommerce play in India and been part of the Core Team of Paytronic Networks an Odessey Capital backed entity that provides Mobile Recharge distribution to Retailers. Vineet has also been part of Global companies like Emirates Airlines, Tarifas24.es (Rocket Internet) and Tata Consultancy Services.

Vineet looks after the Strategy and Alliances function in Guiddoo and has been instrumental in building key pipeline B2B customers and developing a detailed customer and product strategy at Guiddoo.

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Nidhi Varma, Founder

Nidhi is the Founder of Guiddoo and has strong experience in the Travel Domain having flown for 14+ years with major International Airlines like Emirates. A commerce graduate from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Nidhi has always been inclined towards entrepreneurship having been part of her family business in education. Nidhi looks after Public Relations in Guiddoo.

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Prashant Choudhary, Co-Founder & CTO

Prashant is an IIT Kharagpur alumnus and ex-Ericsson Mobile team head. With a total work experience of over 4+ years in the technology sector, he has acquired proficiency in multiple domains. Since the Ericsson days, he has been actively involved with startups providing valuable technical assistance with time to time. He loves to travel and being a part of Guiddoo, exploring this particular passion has become easy.



Investors & Advisors

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Pawan Borle, Investor & Advisor

Pawan is a seasoned Human Resources professional and currently working as SVP HR of a leading middle east airline in Dubai.He has been part of senior management in companies like Fullerton Financial Holdings, Conexant Systems, Cypress Semiconductors, Pramati Technologies, Citicorp and Chinatrust Commercial Bank. An active Early Stage Angel Investor, Pawan has in the past invested in successful startups across Space technology, Clean Energy and Talent Acquisition domains in various parts of the world.

Other than advising startups Pawan has been instrumental in helping the Guiddoo Team to reach out to a number of industry players for strategic partnerships.

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Nirmal Singh, Investor

An Electrical Engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a postgraduate in HR from Symbiosis Institute Pune, Nirmal has over 15 years of experience in HR functions at some of the renowned Indian and multinational companies such as TVS Suzuki, ITC, GE Capital and Emirates Airline. His areas of expertise and interest are around setting up HR Systems & processes at Start-ups, Manpower planning, Performance and Rewards management. Nirmal is a strong proponent of positioning HR as a key strategic business partner and firmly believes that HR function shares a significant responsibility for the success of any enterprise and can act as a competitive differentiator in the marketplace.

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Anoop Agarwal, Investor

Anoop Agarwal is an Advertising and Marketing professional / Entrepreneur, with over 15 years of experience across FMCG, media and a consultant with expertise in Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Brand Building, Brand Management and Activations. Anoop completed his schooling from The Scindia School in Gwalior and is a double graduate (B.Com Hons. (Kolkata) and LL.B. (Mumbai)). He holds a dual post graduate degree in Marketing (Mumbai) and Entrepreneurship from (I E Business School, Spain). His favorite quote is by Alvin Toffler “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”.

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Sharad Borle, Advisor

Sharad is a Marketing faculty at Rice University, Houston, Texas. A Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, his expertise lies in data analytics and drawing inferences from consumer data. He is a well published academic with publications in top tier journals in the field of quantitative Marketing. He brings his keen insights and experience of over a decade in analyzing consumer trends and behavior.

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Abrar Ahmad, Advisor

Abrar Ahmad is a Partner at Travel Capitalist Ventures, the first travel focused private equity and venture capital firm. Since 2010, he’s lead investments in 6 countries in 5-person travel startups to 300 -person $100M a year travel companies. He also leads the firms co-investor relationships with leading sovereign wealth and global Private Equity funds and sits on the Board of the NDC Innovation Fund; a historic partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Starting his 15th year in travel, he is an expert in identifying travel trends to leverage, discerning companies to invest in and tactically shaping a company’s expansion strategy.

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Vishal Shah, CFO & Investor

Vishal is a young entrepreneur having setup successful finance consulting businesses and managing key accounts like Kristy De Cunha, Om Jewelers to others. Strong in Financial Management and Accounting, Vishal is the Go-To guy for anything “Finance” in Guiddoo.

ABOUT GUIDDOO

We build In Destination experience!

Guiddoo is a one-stop shop for in-destination experiences. Whether you are looking to book tours and activities, checking out dining options, wondering where to shop at, exploring the nightlife or just looking to relax at the best spa facility in your holiday destination, Guiddoo has it all covered for you.

Our website, travel guides and tour planner provide you the best information about Monuments, Museums, Tourist Locations, Cruises, Trains, Festivals, Cuisine, Music Festivals and a lot more. With features like Tours and Activities Marketplace, Audio-Visual Travel Content, Information about Restaurants, Spas, Nightclubs, Shopping and Booking Tools, our app is all you need as you set out to enjoy an in-destination experience of a lifetime.