Arijit Bhattacharyya, Consultant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Public Speaker, Artist, Author, Community Builder, Game Programmer, Virtual Reality Specialist, AI Evangelist, Blockchain Specialist & Rotarian. Arijit is a Business Scalability Expert and a Finance, Technology & Growth Consultant focusing on Small & Medium Enterprises (SME), Mid level corporates and also advising companies on private equity investments in the startup and SME space. He has advised senior leaderships across MNCs and small businesses on improving operating margins and driving profitability. His expertise lies in the areas of Business Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, Systems & Processes and Fund-raising. In the capacity of a mentor, he has helped entrepreneurs incubate their ideas into businesses, formulating go-to-market strategies, launching products and ensuring they work on sustainable business models. His expertise is hired by businesses that want to scale up, manage risk, reduce cost and grow more than industry benchmark. Founder & CEO – Virtualinfocom- India’s first game development & VR app development company since 1998 Creator of 43 + Superhero’s & 21 Comics characters. TEDx Speaker Founder: Cosplayseller – India’s first ecommerce portal for cosplay items. Founder: Virtualgamedeveloper – India’s one of the first virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality solution studio since 2006. Founder: virtual reality sol – India’s one of the first game development, animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning (ML) training studio. Co-Founder: Glamworldface- media & entertainment platform for creative people. Founder: imsuperhero – platform for kids to make their own superheros and share to the world Founder: Animgaming- platform for indie developers to showcase and get funding from global publishers and investors. Founder: Yogatraining4u- platform to teach good life, yoga, nutrition, MMA, BJJ & rehab Founder: Animationreviews- portal to share news about movies, VFX, animation Co-Founder: Entrepreneursface - helps entrepreneurs to start up their business by helping them from the ideation stage to execution Mentor & Angel Investor: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park , Naman Capital, Ah Ventures, Megaline(UK), Broffice (Ukraine) , Fastercapital (Dubai), Maxcap(China) Mentor & Judge: Techstars startup saturday. Mentor: Govt of West Bengal, India in MSME Dept, Startupindia Govt of India initiative. Business Mentor: Faster Capital (Dubai) Adviser: B Incubators, TCDIC, CIIE, PSPU & Few co-working space and incubation centers in Asia. Indian Chamber of Commerce for the StartupPad in India. Adviser: Innovation center in Japan; Adviser: Indian Chamber of Commerce Startup Pad, MSME cluster in India along with scalable business opportunities. Movie producer: Produced 7 Short movie and 12 pocket films till date along with 2 Spanish movie VFX co-producer. Investment Banker. Judge : Casual Connect- international indie game developer competition Judge : dare2bedigital game developer competition Active Speaker & Mentor : Cyber security projects Creator of BSc in Game Development Virtual Reality and AR syllabus in MAKAUT B2B point of contact for Nordic – India- China – Russia. IT & ITES PROJECTS Game: Produced more than 200 plus game with more than 275+ celebrities and models(India, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Africa, Italy, France, Finland, Nepal, USA) as 3D simulated game character with over 250 millions user base. Ultrabook based apps n games: Developed Asia’s first ultrabook (Intel) based game as software development partner.Ultrabook based apps n games: Developed Asia’s first ultrabook (Intel) based game as software development partner. VR: Since 2004 maing VR based apps n games on helmet system to headset- cave- boomtube. AR: Industrial AR solutions mainly into healtech, edutech and real-estate. AI & ML: Implemented AI into marketing applications, financial analysis app, automation, gaming apps, social network applications. Marketing & Business Development: For approx 12 plus mid-level product companies Arijit developed new market for their products and brought new B2B customers. Blockchain: Core team member of making crypto wallet based in Russia, mentor of Thailand’s first crypto café, adviser & BD for blockchain based smart home solution based in USA, various fintech based solution using blockchain etc. Blockchain based real-estate solution. Animation: Various industrial animation and simulation solution including oil rigging, real estate, medical, technology, FMCG etc. IOT: CMO of smartdome USA based smarthome solution company, responsible to expand their business in EU, Middle east and Asia. Superhero: Produced over 87 plus popular superhero’s along with took license of India’s popular superhero Shaktimaan and made two games out of it. NON IT PROJECTS Coworking place: International business development of one of the largest Ukraine based coworking place. Product for blinds: New market development and business development. ECRS: CMO for geriatric solution company based in UK. (Took exit in 2016). Gentry: Business development for tailor made Shoe Company based in Ukraine. Redcarpet: Managing partner & responsible for business expansion. Yogatraining: Business development for health n nutrition based startup based in Thailand. Bridge: Business development for B2B platform based in middle east, expanded in USA. Gointernational: Helped to develop new market and new customers for B2B platform based in Nordic country. (exit in 2018) ELINE: International business development for Ring based gesture control system. CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION INDUSTRY: Creator of syllabus (makaut) of BSc in Game Development & Virtual Reality Member of Board of studies of the department of computer science in two University in India Trained over 6000 students from 2001 to 2008 in my own institute in several computer languages, multimedia & animation along with game programming Over 100 plus workshops on game development, android app development, iOS app development, blockchain, machine language Mentor at Atal Innovation Mission - Govt of India Corporate advisory board member in three University in India & UK Serving as visiting faculty to few colleges in Asia VISITING FACULTY: SP Jain University (India) NIIT technologies (India) MDI (India) BIBS (India) Digimation (UK) SPEAKER: For the last several years Arijit is speaking in various national and international platforms about entrepreneurship, fund raising, game development, virtual reality, scale-up business, wealth management, startup ecosystem and IP. Example: games gathering kiev, National Entrepreneurs Network, TiE, CII, China VR Film Festival, Good Game Show (Korea), Passion for game (Singapore), Startup Saturday, IIT EDC, IIM Innovation Lab, Digimation-UK, FICCI Frames, Next Growth Conclave Nepal, Franchise India, IAMAI, Tedx, NAB China, Xian Film Festival- China, Children Film Festival India etc. He is also Corporate Advisory Board Member of few Universities in India. Advisor of three animation and gaming institute in Russia, UK and India. He is the creator of India’s one of the first 3D games based on mythology and culture. He has been invited as a resource person by various institutions from time to time like IIM , IIT, XLRI, VSSUT University, Brainware University,ICAI, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Bengal Engineering & Science College, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Praxis Business School, Manipal University, Globsyn School of Business, SRM University, Poornima University, Camellia Group of colleges, iLead, IEM, BP Podder, Heritage Institute, SP Jain and so on.