Raghu is formerly the Vice President and Head of Livelabs at IMRB International where he engaged with top consumer brands PepsiCo, Philips, Samsung, Himalaya and others to innovate products for Indian market. Previously, he was based in the Netherlands and was the co-founder of Meru Research b.v., a UX design services company and an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology. He also served as Visiting Professor at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He comes with a proven track record of creating breakthrough product ideas and proof-of-concept prototypes highly rated by customers for usability, desirability and utility. He has extensive experience in new product development involving customer insights, design research, human-centered design process, innovation strategy, user experience, concept development, cross functional collaboration and executive communication. He holds a Masters degree in design from IIT Bombay and was trained in management at INSEAD in France.
Currently, he is the Managing Partner at Nexten Growth where he partners with Founder CEOs of start-ups to drive a 10X growth strategy. He is also a mentor at Edugild accelerator for edu tech startups.