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Our Team

Shradha Sharma,
Founder and CEO
Shradha Sharma
Founder and CEO
Shradha Sharma started YourStory because of her deep belief that India’s new-age entrepreneurs deserve to have their stories heard. She has scaled YourStory to become one of India’s leading digital media platforms, with inspirational storytelling at its core.
Shradha was featured on Fortune’s list of the ‘Best 40 under 40’ entrepreneurs in India for three years in a row. In 2018, she won the Forbes Power Trailblazers award and twice featured on LinkedIn’s list of powerful influencers, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Priyanka Chopra.With more than two million followers on her personal social media handles, Shradha’s influence is far-reaching—one that she has leveraged to shine light on businesses such as Ola and Paytm much before they became unicorns.
Jarshad NK,
Editor-in-Chief and Head of Content
Jarshad NK
Editor-in-Chief and Head of Content
Jarshad NK is the Founding-Dean of the ACJ-Bloomberg business journalism programme, arguably the best financial journalism course in South Asia. Besides creating, guiding, and anchoring the programme, he taught editing, writing, and reporting for batches between 2017 and 2022.
Prior to this, he worked as a journalist across formats, geographies, and platforms for nearly two decades—meeting deadlines ranging from seconds at a wire service to months for a quarterly. He is an alumnus of some of the biggest names in business news: Reuters, Forbes India, The Economic Times, and The Hindu BusinessLine.
Karumbaiah B K,
Chief Strategy Officer
Karumbaiah B K
Chief Strategy Officer
Karumbaiah drives YourStory's initiatives for future growth and expansion in addition to playing a key role in the organisation’s growth strategy. He has also led the product, technology, and analytics teams at YourStory, building a strong team and capability across these functions.
An entrepreneur himself, Karumbaiah had founded PixStory, a platform for Indian photographers that was acquired by YourStory in 2019. An alumnus of ISB, he has over 15 years of experience building strategic initiatives for organisations. He has earlier worked with multiple portfolio companies of Blackstone India, and InMobi.
Krubakar M,
Head - Analytics
Krubakar M
Head - Analytics
Kruba is a data geek, avid speed cuber, and a fitness and violin enthusiast. He has always been fascinated with numbers and puzzles from a young age, having held a rank under 100 in the Mathematics Olympiad for 2 consecutive years. He has a BTech from IIT-Madras and an MBA from IIM-Bangalore.
His career of over a decade spans global markets, risk analysis, NLP, and more. He has previously worked with HSBC and American Express. With more than 6 years of experience in analytics and data science, he is currently working in data enrichment and NLP/AI, and plans to become an expert at the trisection of NLP, ML and data.
Ankit Das,
Vice President - Sales and Partnerships
Ankit Das
Vice President - Sales and Partnerships
Ankit leads sales, partnerships & revenue strategy at YourStory, looking at new acquisition accounts across start-ups, mid-market and enterprises. Having created milestones for YourStory with his team, Ankit works with a motto of "Don't Confuse Efforts with Results" & " You are as good as your last sale".
With a background in Hotel management from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Manipal, Karnataka, Ankit spent 9+ years doing sales for multinational hotel chains such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International(MAR) and Hilton Hotels & Resorts(HLT) across various regions in India.
Aaron Karthik,
Head - Digital Marketing
Aaron Karthik
Head - Digital Marketing
​​Aaron is a data-driven growth marketer, an expert in performance and brand marketing with a focus on user acquisition, retention, and engagement. He has over 8 years of experience in digital marketing working with growth-stage startups and loves to explore the new, unfamiliar, and uncertain trends in user behaviour.
With a background in marketing from his early school days, Aaron has always been passionate about marketing. His work and life are separate but he loves running the long races—be it in board games, cooking, learning, and video games. He is fascinated with superheroes and science fiction novels and anime.
Rishi Dokania,
Chief Finance Officer
Rishi Dokania
Chief Finance Officer
Rishi is a numerophile with strong number crunching skills. His love for numbers combined with his qualification or being a Chartered Accountant has made him an extremely detailed oriented person.
Joining YourStory from Wipro, Rishi brought with him a decade and a half long enriched experience spanning varied aspects of finance like controllership, financial planning and analysis, business operations and delivery, cost optimisation, process transformation and business finance.