New Delhi, 27/12: Serial entrepreneur Pankhuri Shrivastava, founder of a women-focused social community platform called Pankhuri, passed away on Friday. She was 32. Venture capitalists and top executives mourned the untimely demise of the entrepreneur on social media.
Pankhuri Shrivastava launched Pankhuri in 2019 for women members to socialise, explore and upskill through live interactive courses, expert chat, and interest-based clubs. The platform enabled them to be active participants in beauty and lifestyle conversations online instead of being passive consumers.
Pankhuri raised $3.2 million led by Sequoia Capital India’s accelerator programme, Surge.
Shrivastava previously founded rental startup Grabhouse which was sold to online classifieds company Quikr in a cash and equity deal in 2016.
Vani Kola, founder of Kalaari Capital, tweeted on Sunday, “Yesterday it came as a shock to me when I found out that ©pankhuril6 is no more. I remember her as a vivacious bright woman full of ideas and full of life. She was confident. That was something you noticed about her immediately!’