Pankaj Agarwal

Current Position

Founder, Hello Travel

Plaksha Donor


IIM Indore (PGP)

University of Delhi (BBA)


"To understand the potential of a nation, see what is being taught to students"


Pankaj is an entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor and a startup enthusiast who believes that bootstrapping is the best guarantee to make a success of your business & keenly supports innovative startups. He actively works with entrepreneurs towards capital-efficient growth focusing on a financial exit with a special focus on Product Development, Data analytics & Financial Management. 

Passionate about financial literacy, he mentors young professionals on managing their personal portfolio and wealth with a belief that sound financial planning is crucial to mapping your future, making it easier to stay on track to meet your goals.

 An IIM Indore graduate and an alumni of College of Business Studies, Delhi University, Pankaj started his career working with the family venture Indiamart and worked on setting up newer markets in the early years of its expansion. He is currently the Co-founder & CEO of HelloTravel, a travel tech company and India’s largest travel marketplace helping travellers plan amazing holidays. A serial entrepreneur, acknowledged as one of the Top 15 Young Entrepreneurs in India by BusinessWorld. He has previously co-founded 2 other digital marketplaces, Clickindia and a successful exit in IGP.

He is fond of travelling – cliched as that is, his travel itineraries are usually an interesting mix of adventure, exploration & an insight into the exquisiteness of the destination . An avid reader of history & fiction, he also dabbles in amateur writing on all things current. 

Few of my favourite books: The Fires of Spring, Immortals of Meluha, The Hungry Tide and Centennial.