Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Public Speaker (Since 2008), Business Matchmaking Expert, Government Advisor,Artist, Author, Community Builder (Since 2010), Game Programmer (Since 1998 from legacy to latest game engines), Virtual Reality Specialist (Since 2006 with VRML to C# using game engines), AI Evangelist (Since 2002), Blockchain Specialist (Since 2018 mainly in fintech, crypto and healthtech) & Globe Trotter (Travelled 34 countries till date with over 56 countries business network), Startup Mentor & TiE Charter Member & past Hony secretary of TiE Kolkata, IT sub committee member CII, passionate Rotarian.
Arijit is a Business Scalability Expert and a Finance, Technology & Growth Consultant focusing on Small & Medium Enterprises (SME), Mid level corporates and also advising companies on private equity investments in the startup and SME space.
He has advised senior leaderships across MNCs and small businesses on improving operating margins and driving profitability. His expertise lies in the areas of International Business Development, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Business Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, New Technology, Deeptech, Systems & Processes and Fund-raising.
He has over 22 years of experience helping Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Govt. across the world to solve problems using Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation.
He has expertise across various sectors such as Entrepreneurship, Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Raising Funds for SME & Startups, Technology, Deeptech, Early-stage Ventures, Government Relations, Global Startup Ecosystem, Business Incubator, Co-working space, International Business Operations, Movies & Media, Education, Strategy.
In the capacity of a mentor, he has helped entrepreneurs incubate their ideas into businesses, formulating go-to-market strategies, launching products and ensuring they work on sustainable business models. His expertise is hired by businesses that want to scale up, manage risk, reduce cost and grow more than industry benchmark.
Founder & CEO – Virtualinfocom- India’s first game development & VR app development company since 1998
Creator of 45 + Superhero’s & 21 Comics characters.
Founder: Cosplayseller – India’s first ecommerce portal for cosplay items.
Founder: Virtualgamedeveloper – India’s one of the first virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality solution studio since 2006.
Founder: virtual reality sol – India’s one of the first game development, animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning (ML) training studio.
Co-Founder: Glamworldface- media & entertainment platform for creative people.
Founder: imsuperhero – platform for kids to make their own superheros and share to the world
Founder: Animgaming- platform for indie developers to showcase and get funding from global publishers and investors.
Founder: Yogatraining4u- platform to teach good life, yoga, nutrition, MMA, BJJ & rehab
Founder: Animationreviews- portal to share news about movies, VFX, animation
Co-Founder: Entrepreneursface - helps entrepreneurs to start up their business by helping them from the ideation stage to execution
Mentor & Angel Investor: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park , Naman Capital, Ah Ventures, Megaline(UK), Broffice (Ukraine) , Fastercapital (Dubai), Maxcap(China)
Mentor & Judge: Techstars startup saturday.
Mentor: Govt of West Bengal, India in MSME Dept, Startupindia Govt of India initiative.
Business Mentor: Faster Capital (Dubai)
Adviser: B Incubators, TCDIC, CIIE, PDPU & Few co-working space and incubation centers in Asia. Indian Chamber of Commerce for the StartupPad in India.
Adviser: Innovation center in Japan; Adviser: Indian Chamber of Commerce Startup Pad, MSME cluster in India along with scalable business opportunities.
Movie producer: Produced 7 Short movie and 12 pocket films till date along with 2 Spanish movie VFX co-producer.
Judge : Casual Connect- international indie game developer competition
Judge : dare2bedigital game developer competition
Active Speaker & Mentor : Cyber security projects
Advisor in a number of exciting startups (some not startups any more): AD Marketing digital(USA), incck(Brazil), Smartdomus (USA), Ceraheat (Finland), Torchit (India), Starbounty(India), BrOffice (Ukraine), SBO (Singapore), vrerd, Adarsh Group, covid-19telemedicine and so on.
Creator of BSc in Game Development Virtual Reality and AR syllabus in MAKAUT
B2B point of contact for Nordic – India- China – Russia.
Game: Produced more than 200 plus game with more than 275+ celebrities and models(India, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Africa, Italy, France, Finland, Nepal, USA) as 3D simulated game character.
Ultrabook based apps n games: Developed Asia’s first ultrabook (Intel) based game as software development partner.Ultrabook based apps n games: Developed Asia’s first ultrabook (Intel) based game as software development partner.
VR: Since 2004 making VR based apps n games on helmet system using VRML to headset- cave- boomtube using latest game engines.
AR: Industrial AR solutions mainly into healtech, edutech and real-estate.
AI & ML: Implemented AI into marketing applications, financial analysis app, automation, gaming apps, social network applications.
Marketing & Business Development: For approx 12 plus mid-level product companies Arijit developed new market for their products and brought new B2B customers.
Blockchain: Core team member of making crypto wallet based in Russia, mentor of Thailand’s first crypto café, adviser & BD for blockchain based smart home solution based in USA, various fintech based solution using blockchain etc. Blockchain based real-estate solution.
Animation: Various industrial animation and simulation solution including oil rigging, real estate, medical, technology, FMCG etc.
IOT: CMO of smartdome USA based smarthome solution company, responsible to expand their business in EU, Middle east and Asia.
Superhero: Produced over 87 plus popular superhero’s along with took license of India’s popular superhero Shaktimaan and made two games out of it.
Coworking place: International business development of one of the largest Ukraine based coworking place.
Product for blinds: New market development and business development.
ECRS: CMO for geriatric solution company based in UK. (Took exit in 2016).
Gentry: Business development for tailor made Shoe Company based in Ukraine.
Redcarpet: Managing partner & responsible for business expansion.
Yogatraining: Business development for health n nutrition based startup based in Thailand.
Bridge: Business development for B2B platform based in middle east, expanded in USA.
Gointernational: Helped to develop new market and new customers for B2B platform based in Nordic country. (exit in 2018)
ELINE: International business development for Ring based gesture control system.
“I’m a technologist, founder of few wonderful technology company, non-executive director of others, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and revenue streams, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do.
An entrepreneur since 1998, Arijit Bhattacharyya is the founder of Virtualinfocom India’s one of the first game development company. Founder of India’s first B2B portal on game development, India’s first Portal on cosplay. He is an active advisor and speaker in cyber security & financial management forum for cyber crime and security. He is creator of India’s one of the first Virtual Reality training institute and maker of Virtual Reality lab in Middle East. He is the creator of one of the first Virtual Reality lab in India. Contributor & Structure creator of Smart City Projects in few parts of the globe. Creator of media portal with over 275 + celebrities & models, actors from India, UK & Japan. World’s one of the first company to make real celebrities into 3D simulation. Kolkata’s first movie based game Boss2, Bangladesh’s first superhero movie based game Bizli, Nepal’s first 3D racing game, Bhutan’s first 3D game maker. Helped to raise funds for several companies around the world.
For the last several years Arijit is speaking in various national and international platforms about entrepreneurship, fund raising, game development, virtual reality, scale-up business, wealth management, startup ecosystem and IP. Example: games gathering kiev, National Entrepreneurs Network, TiE, CII, China VR Film Festival, Good Game Show (Korea), Passion for game (Singapore), Startup Saturday, IIT EDC, IIM Innovation Lab, Digimation-UK, FICCI Frames, Next Growth Conclave Nepal, Franchise India, IAMAI, Tedx, NAB China, Xian Film Festival- China, Children Film Festival India etc.
He is also Corporate Advisory Board Member of few Universities in India. Advisor of three animation and gaming institute in Russia, UK and India.
He is the creator of India’s one of the first 3D games based on mythology and culture.
He has been invited as a resource person by various institutions from time to time like IIM , IIT, XLRI, NIT, VSSUT University, Brainware University,ICAI, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Bengal Engineering & Science College, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Praxis Business School, Manipal University, Globsyn School of Business, SRM University, Poornima University, Camellia Group of colleges, iLead, IEM, BP Podder, Heritage Institute, SP Jain and so on.
He is the creator of India’s first 3D game based on mythology and culture.
Arijit began programming in late 1994 with BASIC, before progressing rapidly to C and C++ in early 1995 for DOS application development, then onto 32-bit development under Windows. He moved to RAD with Borland’s C++ Builder (essentially Delphi for C++) in 1996. In 1997 he became involved in Internet technologies, progressing to dynamic, database-driven websites. In 2000 as he is an artist Arijit turned into the field of animation and late 2001 he became a Game Developer and Simulation Engineer.
Arijit earned a MCA along with Financial Management degrees, BSc in Economics & few global certificates. Over the last few years Arijit has held key positions in several trade bodies and industry associations and has served as a Board Member / Advisor for several companies.
Arijit mentors entrepreneurs and provides strategic inputs and directions to companies. He is a very popular speaker and speaks on his ongoing research in How Scale up Business, Cyber Security, Making IP, Product Development, How Start Smart, Game Development, VR and Wealth Dynamics.
Able to work on his own initiative and as part of a team, Arijit has proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve company objectives. Arijit has first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills and is globally networked and is dedicated maintaining high quality, ethical and corporate governance standards.
Networking lunches I have hosted a few hundred networking lunches, where I provide a forum for six to 12 like-minded members of my network to meet and exchange value.The key to hosting a successful lunch lies in the selection of the restaurant and the attendees. You’ll want to select a restaurant that can accommodate paying separately and has a private dining room. It's a complete B2B segment where people come with specific agenda and target in mind. Me and my team members do specific B2B and B2C with guided structure.
I started hosting dinners since 2016 to connect successful entrepreneurs. Me and my team, puts a lot of emphasis on selecting the right attendees for each event .
We ensure there is at least one over-arching commonality among all guests and avoids inviting people at opposite ends of experience, if it's a networking session for startups, we make sure to bring actual value for them where they can get REAL business. At least two of the guests have in common that’s not particularly common and will arrange seating to increase the likelihood of it coming up over the course of the dinner.
If you want to expand your business & looking for right kind of partner or setting your office in USA, Singapore, India, China, Thailand, Finland, UK, Russia, Japan, Taiwan.