Phalgun Kompalli, C0-founder, upGrad Phalgun Kompalli is an Indian entrepreneur, based out of Mumbai. Currently, the Co-Founder at upGrad which is Asia’s higher EdTech major and has impacted over 2M learners across 100+ countries. Prior to upGrad, Phalgun was a Principal at The Parthenon Group, an education strategy-consulting firm, where he was involved in advising large education conglomerates and investment funds on their growth and investment strategy in education. He has done significant work in the field of higher education and technology-enabled learning across India, the US, Brazil, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Prior to Parthenon, Phalgun worked at Opera Solutions, an analytics firm consulting Fortune 500 companies on their revenue & cost optimization initiatives through data analytics. Phalgun completed his Bachelor’s in Technology from IIT Delhi. He’s originally from Hyderabad. Phalgun in his personal life is an introvert and his two passions outside work are football & travel (together!) Phalgun has traveled to 28 countries so far and has watched a football game in each of those countries. He has been awarded the title of Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, for consumer Tech, in 2018 and was named the ‘BW Education 40 under 40 Achiever’ by Business World in 2020.