Girish Ramdas is the Co-founder and CEO of Magzter, a New York based startup that has been making waves in the global digital publishing business. In 9 years Magzter has crossed 55 million downloads from more than 150+ countries with 1000s of magazines, newspapers and books from more than 4,500 publishers worldwide.
He has more than 24 years of experience in cross-platform publishing, including print, mobile, and Web development. During this period, he has co-founded and run three successful start-up businesses. He has enabled magazine companies to go digital and helps them monetize their content across the digital world. Girish's deep industry experience in online, mobile and publishing ecosystems has made him an expert in acquisition, marketing and monetizing digital content across platforms globally.
He was voted the CIOL Technology Person of the Year for 2012 for his contribution to the global digital publishing business. He was invited to speak at the prestigious World Magazine Congress in Rome in 2013 to address the world publishers on digital publishing and its future. He was also awarded the TiE Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013. He is an INK Fellow from 2013.
Fun facts: He has earned six Indian national gold medals in rifle shooting and holds the national record in one event. He runs 5 – 10 kms everyday and has also completed a full 42km marathon. He is an avid Tennis player and golfer too and recently has forayed into badminton and yoga!