Deepankar is the founder and Chief Executive of VConnect, Nigeria. In his role, he oversees Team Alignment, Culture and growth stratergy of vconnect.com and leads the company’s management team. VConnect is a local business engagement platform, providing a network for businesses to acquire and deeply engage with new customers.
Deepankar is an engineer from Bangalore and an entrepreneur based in Africa. He has a diploma in entrepreneurship from Haas School of Business, Berkeley. He participated in Business Transformation program from Stanford Business School (Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies) although originally from India, he has lived in Nigeria for over 17 years.
VConnect started as an online business directory and transformed to Platform where users go to when they need things done in Nigeria. The idea for VConnect began to take form in 2008 when Deepankar and a team of researchers were unable to find data on local businesses on the internet. It was then he started building a team to fill in that gap in information.
Today, VConnect has more than 1.5 million registered businesses and is working to bring every organized business in Africa online, and help them get access to market easily.