GrowthMonk is a knowledge platform for growth seeking startup founders, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Our Mission

Majority of startups & businesses fail to grow due to variety of reasons. They either lack funds, guidance or fall short of resources required for growth.

GrowthMonk intend to change that through

  • Knowledge - Learn from the wisdom and experience of successful entrepreneurs from around the world.

  • Resources - Find talent, tools & amazing opportunities required for growth

  • Network - Meet entrepreneurs from around the world and open new growth avenues

We are a group of startup enthusiasts from around the world. Our team has more than a decade of experience in running & managing startups.

Lokesh Gupta
Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Lokesh is a startup specialist and growth hacker. He has 12 years of experience in running and managing startups. Over the last 10 years he has started multiple ventures in consumer internet space.

He has worked with top internet companies in India and Europe like, Aspiring Minds,, and helped them scale to millions of users across the globe.

In his last role at as Associate Vice President of Engineering, he looked after 4 engineering teams (Resdex, My Naukri for Jobseeker, eLearning and FastForward) and helped build scalable teams and product.

As the ex-CTO of (leading email service provider), he helped scale SendinBlue to more than 15,000 clients across the world.

He holds a dual degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India) and MBA from Sunstone Business School, India.

As the Founder and Chief Growth Officer of GrowthMonk Media, he looks after overall growth of business and product. He is also the chief editor of ScaleUp Magazine, the flagship product of GrowthMonk Media.
Iti Gupta
Co-Founder & Head of Operations
Iti Gupta is a digital marketing specialist with 6 years of experience. She previously founded a social test platform and helped it reach to 1 lakh students across India.

She is an electronics engineering graduate from AIT, Jaipur. At GrowthMonk, she looks after operations and digital marketing.
Terence Mauri
Mentor in Residence
Terence Mauri
Mentor | Speaker | Author

Terence Mauri is the author of The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption

Terence Mauri serves as a Mentor in Residence (MiR) for GrowthMonk and Future Ideas, an international panel of experts that include some of the world’s biggest thinkers, such as Dan Pink (Drive), Richard Florida (Rotman School, University of Toronto), and Rita McGrath (associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business). He has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership thinker and has advised entrepreneurs and company founders around the world.

A regular contributor on radio and TV, Terence writes for Irish Tech News and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Pioneers. He also chairs, a thriving community for connecting entrepreneurs and investors from San Francisco to Tokyo. Terence’s new book, The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption has been described as “a fine read for anyone looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.” MITx Entrepreneurship Team, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and “Insightful leadership wisdom for aspiring leaders distilled into practical, actionable advice." Doug Conant, chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute and former CEO, Campbell Soup, Inc.

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Shahara Wright
Mentor in Residence
Shahara Wright is a CEO, business law attorney, professor, community leader, speaker and author.

She has been the owner and Lead Attorney of The Wright Firm, PLLC for 15 years.  Shahara provides small and mid-sized companies with legal and business strategies including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, investor packages and contracts.

She has experience with product development, bringing products from mere concept to a fully developed and manufactured brand.  Shahara founded The CEO Effect, LLC to work with small business owners who want to position themselves to accelerate growth.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech School of Law.  She was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1998.

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