Founder | GHV Accelerator
Vikram Upadhyaya is the Founder of GHV Group, popularly known as GHV Accelerator. GHV is part of GHV Group which also operates, GHV VC fund, and Digital Transformation (DX) Labs for Enterprises, such as Maruti Suzuki Mobility and Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) Powered by GHV Accelerator.
GHV was founded by Vikram Upadhyaya in 2014 with a view to transform the way Japanese Enterprises collaborate with Indian Start-ups. Vikram is the only University of Tokyo Graduate Japanese speaking and Japanese culture immersed Indian Venture Capitalist (VC).
His unique understanding of the Japanese and Indian start-up ecosystem, combined with his passion for technology, have made him the go-to person for many Indian and Japanese corporates and start- ups looking to collaborate and work together.
Vikram started his entrepreneurial journey in Japan in 1999 and was the first Indian to be featured as a cover story in Japan’s most famous economic magazine “Keizaiki” in 2007. He was also the first Indian entrepreneur to be nominated by Japan’s ICT Ministry in India-Japan Committee (2009-2010.)
Post his successful stint in Japan, Vikram decided to move to India and pursue his passion for entrepreneurship. He was initially the founding member of Indian Angel Network Incubator, and thereafter started his own venture, GHV Accelerator in year 2014. GHV Accelerator today, is one of India’s leading start-up accelerators and boasts of a stellar start-up portfolio including the likes of Dave.AI, Blue Tokai, Sattviko, Flutin, DeepTek, Supplynote CarPM, Roadgods, among others India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki has partnered with GHV for the corporate accelerator program Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) for innovative and cutting-edge solutions in the mobility and automobile space which are futuristic and customer-oriented.
As part of its initiative with Maruti, GHV will be setting up and managing the MAIL Co-Creation Centre for Maruti Suzuki. This is one of the largest corporate-accelerator partnerships of its kind in the start-up ecosystem in India.