Prashanth Prakash - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
10:15 am
Tennis Court

Unboxing Bengaluru: The City of New Beginnings

Malini Goyal and Prashanth Prakash with Shrabonti Bagchi


Prashanth Prakash is a founding partner of the global venture capital firm Accel Partners in India and the co-founder of UnboxingBLR Foundation. He began his career as an entrepreneur in the 1990s, and since 2004, he has played a key role as a venture capitalist in nurturing Bangalore’s—and India’s—startup landscape. Accel in India has had a foundational role in shaping some of the most successful and category-defining startups in India, including Flipkart, Ola, Freshworks, Swiggy and BookMyShow. But perhaps more significant than his role as an investor is his contributions as a philanthropist to both the country’s tech ecosystem and Bengaluru.