Akshay joined Lightspeed India Partners in 2015. Prior to Lightspeed, he was a founding member of the Corporate Development team at Flipkart.com, India’s leading e-commerce player, and spearheaded strategic investments and M&A in the e-commerce, mobile tech, and consumer internet eco-systems. He has invested in companies like Sharechat, RedCarpet and FreightTiger.
Akshay also co-founded Whalelogix, a seed-funded e-commerce data-science startup in San Francisco which he scaled to several marquee customers. He was also a member of the investment team at Accel Partners where he focused on early-stage consumer investments in India.
Akshay is passionate about the tech startup eco-system and serves as Advisory Board Member for the Oracle Startup Accelerator as well as to several entrepreneurs.
Akshay has an MBA from The Wharton School, Philadelphia and graduated with Highest Honors with a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.