Prashanth Prakash

Accel India

Prashanth began investing in Indian technology start-ups much before they acquired global attention. He started his investing career as co-founder of Erasmic. Prior to that, he co-founded NetKraft. At Accel his primary focus is on online marketplaces, B2B and SaaS. He has led investments in 30 Indian technology startups & serves as a board member in 16 companies. He has led seed or early stage investments in category-defining companies like Flipkart, Ola, Swiggy, Urban Company, BookMyShow, Cult, Freshworks, Bluestone, Blackbuck, Portea, Proptiger, Inframarket and Bounce. He is actively involved in social entrepreneurship ventures that work to improve education and the quality of environment in our country. He serves as Co-Founder of ACT Grants, Chairman of United Way, Sikshana Foundation, KrishiKalpa Foundation. He holds Master's in Computer Science from University of Delaware, B.E Computer Science from Bangalore University & Doctor of Science from Mysore University.