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Kunal Sood

From serving in the slums of Mumbai to building global movements at the United Nations General Assembly with iconic leaders, Kunal Sood is on a mission to make the impossible possible with his ventures.
Kunal Sood is the founder of X Fellows and #WeThePlanet, both of which are a part of his life’s purpose and journey. He is a TED Resident, Tribeca Disruptor Fellow, and Ambassador for the Non-Violence Project, Singularity University and OpenEXO. With a Masters in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Kunal also has a long list of educational qualifications. With his startups X Fellows, NOVUS Impact and #WeThePlanet, he hopes to bring together global leaders to unite them against climate change, and help make the world a better place for the less fortunate.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory's 100 Digital Influencers of 2020
Kunal’s expertise lies in social impact strategies and social entrepreneurship. He often throws light on the Indian scenario, talking about social impact revolution and the exponential growth of impact entrepreneurship in the country. Kunal believes that this is the right time for a social entrepreneur to flourish in India, with the opportunity to effectively address the complexities of society’s developmental needs with a market fit. He explains with an example saying that today, smartphones have more computational technology and power than NASA’s supercomputer did when we first landed on the Moon in 1969. Such exponential advancements are fuelling historic achievements, thereby reducing the gap between social innovation and market fit. “The priceless commitment of social enterprise to the society cannot be underestimated, where we can reframe the way in which we bootstrap, grow, and scale startups to not only make a billion dollars, but positively impact a billion lives, and there is no better place to be able to do this than right here, in India.”