Founder: Next In Advisory Partners
Rajiv has over fifteen years of internet business and eCommerce experience at Future Group, Cisco, Andersen and KPMG. He formerly led Future Group’s eCommerce businesses including Futurebazaar’s turnaround. Over 2010-11, rhe Futurebazaar team pioneered the aggressive expansion of the mobile and other consumer electronics category in the Indian eCommerce market supported by respected venture capital firms. Prior to Futurebazaar, he co-founded a retail technology and services venture, Future Knowledge Services, in association with Future Group. Since 2012, his advisory firm, Next In, helps innovative startups and their founders scale, and advises retailers and consumer brands on staying relevant to the omnichannel consumer. Relationships include Martjack, Reverie Language Technologies, TeaBox, Greenlight Planet, Goli Vada Pav, BoonBox, iPay, Find Me A Shoe, Nykaa and Pidilite. This portfolio encompasses ideas such as kirana enablement, rural ecommerce, local language internet, community+content+commerce model in art and craft, enterprise SaaS models and intelligent fitting solutions. Next In also advises investors on internet sector investments. Rajiv teaches eCommerce at the MBA and executive MBA programs at the SP Jain business school and Symbiosis. He also works with development sector startups through the social sector incubator, UnLtd. Rajiv holds a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.