Karl Poonawala

Strategy Shaper

He’s the go to man to execute a plan!

He completed his undergraduate from University of Warwick and spent a year dabbling with mandarin and Chinese economics at the Peking University in Beijing. Despite his love for the land of the dragon, India’s growth opportunity was too compelling to forego. Nevertheless, he believes India can draw strong parallels with China and there are valuable lessons to learn from.

At Lightbox, he plays an active part in surveying different landscapes and start up trends. Apart from which he provides fundraising support and works closely with our portfolio companies. A true entrepreneur at heart, he is always searching for the next big idea.

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Everything as a service

The commoditization of hardware is forcing a range of product-oriented businesses to revamp their business model to remain relevent. instead of selling the product, companies are offering the benefit to customers in other ways.