Vaitheeswaran K


I am a serial entrepreneur and an internet industry veteran. I co-founded India’s first pure-play online retail company (later rebranded in 1999.

In 2001, I co-founded Fabmall – the world’s first online to offline hyper-local, omni-channel grocery retail company. Fabmall grew to become India’s largest supermarket chain and in 2006 was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group and later re-branded as the More chain of stores.

I have also advised global brands like Deloitte, Diageo and the Tata group in their digital initiatives.

I am also a TEDx speaker and speak regularly on entrepreneurship, internet, e-commerce and consumer marketing related subjects at various industry forums and leading educational institutes including the IITs, IIMs across India. I served on the CII National Committee for Marketing for the period 2012-13 and on the e-commerce committees of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), IAMAI (Internet & Mobile association of India) and the RAI (Retail association of India). I am a charter member of TiE Bangalore and also associated with Microsoft Ventures, The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and Headstart / Start-up Saturday.

I hold a Degree in Electronics Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli affiliated to the Anna University.
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Bangalore, India