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Pranav Bhakta

Founder & Managing Partner,
Bhakta Capital

About Pranav Bhakta

Pranav plays at the intersection of hospitality <> real estate <> technology / BIG DATA to Systematically Create Cumulative Value between:

1. Hard Assets (the hotel, the 4 walls, the real estate and the capital both debt and equity) &;
2. Soft Assets (Technology that drives e^2 = efficiency & effectiveness in bottom line, top line, and customer life cycle and BIG DATA to make wiser, more informed investment decisions).

Pranav R. Bhakta has achieved acclaim through his Business Model Canvas (“BMC”) knowledge and acumen. He has had the opportunity to work on BMCs for companies like Nestle to innovate on a product known as Nespresso to shifting Business Models for Netflix from Mailed DVDs to Online / Cloud / Netflix Original Series. Also, published case studies on using the BMC for Innovation and Blue Ocean Strategy for hospitality companies like citizenM Hotels (Chadha Family Office, APG, and GIC backed). The value add factor lies in the fact that Pranav has been honored to learn the BMC through practical exposure grounded by theoretical framework in Lausanne, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands, with Business Models Inc. and Strategyzer.

His track record includes negotiating over US $3+ Billion of investments.
He brings a 360-degree, cross-functional and multi-disciplinary perspectives to the table – innovation and strategy through business model canvasing, principal investor, third party advisor, developer, and operator/asset manager – that collide into one objective: delivering shareholder value.
Considering his previous international (Go-To-Market Strategies for USA, Africa, Europe and India) professional experiences coupled with a Master in Hospitality Administration (MBA) from Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne where he grasped the theoretical foundation of Corporate Strategy & Innovation he adds tremendous value to the hospitality organizations he is involved with, including hospitality tech companies.

He has been responsible for the Market Entry and Success of various companies into India, including the TRUMP Organization, Vantage Hospitality, and other hospitality companies from F&B to Tech. He has deep seeded relationships with virtually all the major and regional hotel brands, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Family Offices, Angel Investors, & HNWI within Asia and Globally. PRB also graduated from UC Berkeley, hence, has a strong network in Silicon Valley.