SEED management has extensive experience and knowledge, providing educational solutions in order to build a society with quality education. Our management team collectively has over 35 years of experience education in India. SEED is building a team of passionate professionals to address the learning gaps in the low income schools.
Our Leadership Team:
SEED Schools was launched in 2013 to provide a full suite of services to schools in India with a focus to improve the standard of education. The idea for SEED Schools was conceptualized when Harish spent a year as interim CEO of Indian School Finance Company, a lending institution schools to expand and improve infrastructure. Before launching SEED Schools, Harish served as an independent advisor to Gray Ghost Ventures, a social venture fund. Harish has 18 years of experience in technology, finance, investing, and wealth management. He has managed over $1.5 billion as a Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Bluefish Capital. Harish has a Bachelor’s in Business/Accounting and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. Harish has served on the boards of TiE Atlanta and Venture Atlanta. Harish is a TiE Atlanta Mentor Member. Currently, Harish serves on the Board of the Atlanta CEO Council and is a TiE Global Board of Trustees.
Manish Kumar, Co-Founder
Manish is responsible for developing and scaling the SEED operations in India. The focus is to create a holistic education model for low-cost private schools (“LCPS”) through innovative pedagogy solutions, best practices, and strategic alliance. Prior to SEED, Manish served as Head-Product and Finance at Indian School Finance Company (ISFC) for over 4 years after joining at an early stage of the company. ISFC is a lending institution for schools to expand and improve infrastructure. He was part of the core team responsible for business strategy and growth. He played a vital role in fundraising (over $ 8 million) and led the process and IT system design to help the organization grow to over 600 schools across two states in 4.5 years. He is a passionate educationist and earlier taught students from LCPS as a volunteer for over 2 years. Manish received his MS degree from Georgia Tech, Atlanta in 2008 and his B.Tech. degree from IIT Bombay in 2006.
Richa Goyal has over 18 years of management experience in the Real Estate industry, including Equity Financing, Operations Management, Real Estate Acquisitions, Strategy, Leadership, and Finance. She started her career as a consultant in KPMG where she worked with clients in implementing the Business Intelligence module of SAP software. She worked with a large mixed-use development project in Florida from 2014 to 2017 as Project Controller. Thereafter, in partnership with multiple developers, she has been sourcing equity financing and new development opportunities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University, and an MBA from Emory University.
A business leader with more than 17 years of experience in managing businesses in different portfolios, A leader with a passion for disciplined Process & Talent Acquisition. Leading teams to consistently drive revenue and profit growth with strong work ethics. Invested and worked with CK Technologies, a company formed in 1996 to develop software for the Indian market. It actively seeks and receives technical support from IIT Madras, and is a part of the TeNet Group of companies which seek to make world-class technologies available at Indian prices. Director for two educational company and plays a key role in product development & business development for SpringAhead Education & WhiteBoard Private Limited.