Krishen Iyer is a serial entrepreneur who has founded eight startups over the past 15 years. His experience spans industries such as biotech, cleantech, and finance. He has worked with major clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and The World Bank. Krishen Iyer has made over 50 public appearances at Startup Grind and SXSW events. He has spoken at major conferences such as MIT’s 54th Commencement and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Krishen Iyer is the chief executive officer of Maven Ventures, an incubator and accelerator that works with startups in New York City. He supports companies through mentoring, investment, and participation in events such as TechCrunch Disrupt. He has served numerous startups at Maven Ventures through coaching and guidance. Krishen Iyer is a co-founder of the non-profit organization InvestUM. InvestUM aims to provide entrepreneurs and investors with comprehensive consulting services and resources.
Its platform includes various blogs, video interviews, information about investment opportunities, and monthly events for entrepreneurs. Krishen is active in civic organizations such as the United Nations Development Program’s Green Growth Advisory Council. He helps to run the Board of the Center for Creative Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Krishen Iyer believes that Entrepreneurship Education provides a way to make a positive change in society. He is also a board member of the Opportunity Finance Network.
The marketing expert and entrepreneur Krishen Iyer has consulted for organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and USAID (Worldnewzinfo).
Insights from Krishen
“Entrepreneurship is key to ensuring that green growth worldwide is inclusive and sustainable.” – Green Growth Advisory Council Member
“Entrepreneurship education needs to be broad-based. It needs to be available to those who can afford elite, expensive institutions.” Krihsen Iyer points out – Entrepreneurship Education Advocate
“The arts and entrepreneurship must come together to help solve the world’s problems.” – Center for Creative Communications Co-founder