iDreamCareer.com is one of the largest Career Planning services brand in India. We help school and college students make informed career choices via career assessment test, one-on-one career planning and access to information. iDreamCareer.com as an Ed-Tech company boasts of proprietary products such as online psychometric tests with career mapping based on the Indian context; entrance exams and scholarship alert system via SMS and Emails; personalized dashboard for users to explore career and college information and; an online forum to post queries directly to career experts. iDreamCareer.com currently has 2 offices, Delhi (Head Office) and Bangalore, and plans to expand to multiple cities across India. In the last 4 years, iDreamCareer.com has empowered students across India, Middle East and East Africa to take informed career decisions.
iDC is a New Delhi based funded company with 26 full time people on board, having offices in 5 cities across India.
Ayush co-founded iDreamCareer.com at an age of 22.5 in 2012 after completing his MBA in finance and working as an Investment Banker. As a co-founder of iDreamCareer, he played a critical role in the initial growth of the company and took up roles in all departments i.e. Sales, Fund raising, HR, Accounts & Operations. Apart from scaling the company across India, East Africa and Middle East; he led the company to raise 3 rounds of funding, first in mid 2014, then in mid 2015 and latest one being the Pre-Series A round in Apr'16 from Times Group. As the leader of iDreamCareer for over 4 years, he created a strong base for the company by hiring and building a passionate team of over 26 full time members. Ayush, in the present role of CEO at iDreamCareer.com, runs the entire show with deep focus on managing Sales, Product & Finance.
He strongly believes that unbiased & structured career planning is the key to create a positive impact in the life of young students. He emphasises that there should be very less disparity, if at all, between your career and your passion. Ayush, as an experienced career planner, has always aspired to guide and motivate his students to pursue a career where they find enough space to explore their full potential and evolve as a human being, thus striving for excellence in all personal and professional endeavours. Ayush was recently selected as one of the very few entrepreneurs from India & 100 from South East Asian countries to attend the prestigious Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by US State government.
Squadron Leader Praveen (Retd.) has served in the Indian Air Force for more than two decades. He started his career in the IAF as a national level athlete and subsequently graduated as an Air Traffic Controller. During his service career he had an impressive stint in the Sarang Helicopter Display Team and also served as the Joint Secretary Air Force Sports Control Board. After moving out of the Air Force, he wanted to get associated with student development programs with the belief of creating happier societies for the future.
This is when he got an opportunity to work for iDreamCareer as the Vice President and realized that this is exactly what he was looking forward to do in life. Presently, he handles the operations for the entire regions of South India and the Middle East, reaching out to students through seminars and career planning programs.
Mrs. Toolika Krishna is the Chief Career Planner at iDC and is a recognized mentor in India. She has over 20 years of experience and has guided students across India in their careers and endeavors. She is a Certified Psychometric Testing Professional as well as a Certified Trainer & Facilitator from Carlton Institute of Advanced Management (U.S.A). In the past, she has worked as a Career planner with the Institute of Career Studies and has indulged in extensive career planning for students at institutes like Sanskriti School, Sardar Patel School, DPS RK Puram, Welham Girls Dehradun, among many others. She even has experience in Human Resource Management which has gained her a deep understanding of different career profiles and industry know how. As the Chief Career Planner at iDreamCareer, she takes care of the counseling quality along with training and inducting career planners for the company.
Pravesh is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and has been working in the education industry since his initiation into the domain of career guidance.
He is the co-founder of GreenHat Ventures (An IIT-Kharagpur incubated company) which he was involved in earlier. This was a venture which basically operated in the field of assessments and employability training services for colleges. Pravesh has worked with Educomp Solutions Ltd. as their product head for K12 assessment domain, catering to more than 500 schools. He later worked with IndiaCan Education Pvt. Ltd. as a strategy consultant in the realm of vocational education as well as in the dimension of distance education.
Pravesh has attended the Tata Jagriti Yatra and actively takes part in social causes and initiatives. He was selected as one of the 14 entrepreneurs in India by CNBC TV18 for its award show Masterpreneurs. He passionately believes in the huge potential of the younger generation and plays an active role in youth leadership by helping them make better careers for themselves.
Rahul Parmar has been known in education industry as the youngest dean in the country. Mr. Parmar was the dean of PESIT, Bangalore (ranked amongst the top 20 technical college in India) for 9 years, where he managed more than 15,000 students. He has been known for his immense contribution in Higher Education,especially in building tie-ups with various foreign universities like IUP, USA and many more. Currently, he is a senior advisor to iDreamCareer where he is playing a critical role in strategic decision making processes and is also involved in taking iDC to the overseas market.
Krishna is an alumnus of IBS, Gurgaon. He was one of the late founding partners of iDreamCareer.com. He has worked with Fidelity and later with iDreamCareer as VP, Operations.
Brand Capital is the strategic investment arm of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL), also known as the Times Group. For over a decade, it has worked with the entrepreneurial eco-system in building indigenous brands and helped create immense enterprise value. It invests in early and mid-stage companies and has so far, partnered over 850 businesses since 2005. Brand Capital currently has close to USD 2.5 Billion assets under management, across sectors as wide as – retail, FMCG, durables, realty, digital, health, financial services and more.
Mr. Sinha is an accomplished Human Resource Leader who is globally known for his contributions,especially in the fields of Employee Relations, Organization and Management Development. He has a rich and multifarious experience in Human resource Management, a field in which he has worked for over 37 years across diverse industries.
Currently acting as Senior VP (HR), Mr. Sinha heads the Human Resource Department as well as the Training functions at Encore, a US based Speciality Finance Company. His longest stint, comprising of eighteen years, has been with PepsiCo across various locations in India and Ireland. Mr. Sinha is a seed level investor at iDreamCareer.com also acts an active mentor to the iDC team.
Vivek is a successful entrepreneur who started an e-commerce venture in 1997. He then exited from the company after running it successfully for over a decade. He currently mentors and invests in startups which are in their early stages of development or incubation. Vivek is the lead angel investor in iDreamCareer.com.
Mohit Satyanand is an entrepreneur, consultant, investor and policy wonk.
After completing an M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics, he joined Hindustan Lever as a management trainee, later moving to Delhi Flour Mills after a stint of 4 years, where he established India’s first successful snack food brand, Crax. He still provides strategic direction to that business, as well as several other small and medium-sized manufacturing firms.
In 1989, he co-founded Teamwork Films, which now organizes and conducts someof India’s most prestigious art festivals, including the Jaipur Literary Festival, along with annual festivals in Singapore, South Africa, Europe and North America. In 2002, he co-promoted a chain of English language teaching centers in Delhi under the Swiss brand name, Inlingua. Being the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Liberty Institute as well as a policy think-tank, he has a special interest in the policy thrust of education and macro-economics.
Mohit is also the consulting editor at Outlook Money, where he oversees the magazine’s coverage of the equity sector. He is an avid lover of mountains and is a life-long trekker, having recently taken to running half-marathons.
Indian Design group, led by Mr. Naseer Humayun, is one of the largest cloth manufacturers in India. The group is an anchor investor in some of the major Indian startups focusing on VC funds. The group has invested in iDC in their angel round, which marked their first investment in an education company.
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