Ashish quit an international corporate career in Paris to pursue his passion in education and founded XSEED. He personally led the creation of the program from scratch, and continues to be deeply involved in the R&D and the learning-teaching aspects. He has an Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education, MBA from XLRI, and previously worked at P&G and Danone. Ashish chairs the XSEED board and is focused on innovation, global expansion, and partnerships. When he can, he runs, treks in the Himalayas, and teaches 4th grade science.
Sean co-founded Lighthouse Advisors, investors in XSEED. Previously he was Managing Director at WP Carey in New York. Sean serves on the boards of FabIndia and the American School of Bombay, amongst other institutions. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science summa cum laude in Economics and Finance from The Wharton School at UPenn.
Barbara was the first woman venture capital partner at Warburg Pincus. She now spends her time pursuing not-for-profit activities, serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Women’s Foundation, and the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women; and has also founded a new charity, ShareGift USA. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has an Economics degree from Vassar.
The World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE) featured XSEED among path-breaking global innovations in education as part of Learning Re-Imagined, by Graham Brown-Martin.
The MIT Legatum Center authored a case-study featuring Ashish Rajpal’s journey as an entrepreneur and the founder of XSEED, for use in graduate courses on social entrepreneurship.
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