Anil Chhikara

Bangalore, India

I am an entrepreneur, technology evangelist and I love mentoring and getting involved in emerging technology start-ups. I believe that the power of technology can make available all that humanity deserves - irrespective of their social status, ability to pay or geographic location. In 2001, I founded 24x7 Learning and led it for over a decade to become India’s largest e-learning implementation company. Over the last few years, I have helped large corporates like Aditya Birla Group, Essar, Accenture, Wipro, GMR, Barclays Bank, L&T, Dell, Samsung, Vodafone (to name a few) leverage technology enabled learning to achieve positive business impact. We also successfully raised two rounds of investments including US$ 4 million from Network18, India’s leading media conglomerate which runs TV channels – CNBC, CNN, MTV, Nick, VH1 etc Prior to founding 24x7 Learning, I had successfully setup business and operations for two large multinational companies, Parametric Technology Corp, USA and Cimatron, Israel, in India and held leadership positions in Patni Computers, Wipro and HCL-HP. I am a mechanical engineer by education and specialize in demand creation, international partnerships, setting up distribution networks, B2B market development, product management, acquiring marquee customers for new products, business operations, strategy and high-value solution selling. I love Sculpting and Collage and have won many national level prizes. I am now getting back to my old passion. I love to connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds to enrich me (and others hopefully). Just launched my new venture.... exciting times ahead!

  • Work
    • Marco Polo Ventures
  • Education
    • National Institute of Technology (Regional Engineering College) (REC) (NIT) - Kurukshetra
    • Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra
    • Hindu College, Sonipat
    • National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York