Rahul Narvekar

CEO, Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd.

An Alumnus of Harvard Business School, IIM Calcutta and ESSEC business school paris , Rahul Narvekar has had a interesting life journey so far.

Born and Bought up in the Chawls of Mumbai and studying in a small local school called Sardarni Pratap Singh Janta Vidyalaya , Rahul Leveraged his early love for reading and sheer luck in finding a Scrap Dealer , who gave him access to Fortune , Time , Newsweek magazines , into a successful multifaceted career which has been a rollercoaster ride so far.

Starting his first venture in 1994 in the advertising space , he cofounded Asia's first interactive music channel in 1998 called Channel Oxygen in Mumbai.

It went from zero to 2 crores revenue and came back to zero within 3 years and then moving to delhi ( having been conned by his Wife , who he met online , to move to this " Shaant " place )

Starting from scratch again he was senior manager with Ansal Plaza for a place called District centre Janakpuri , where he built a Amphitheatre with DDA.

Having cracked a Crazy Sales deal with Radio Mirchi, he got the fastest promotion in Ansals history ,moving from sr. manager to Vice President.

Having worked for various Retail Real Estate companies including DLF , Rahul Co founded www.fashionandyou.com in 2009 . It became the first luxury ecommerce company to Raise $ 8 million from Sequoia Capital , then $ 40 Million and then $ 128 Million.

In 2013 he set up www.indianroots.com with NDTV with a seed capital of Rs.84 lakhs which became a $ 85 Million company in 2 years.