From an early age, Pranav Arora has proven himself to be an entrepreneur at heart. Starting his first million-dollar business at just 16 years old Pranav has proven himself to have the drive, passion, and a keen skillset to being successful within the world of business.
From spearheading multi-million-dollar companies, to shaking up the world of investments, and even devoting time to philanthropy, Pranav Arora is making an immense impact on the world. While his accomplishments would be impressive at any age, Pranav has been able to do all of this well before his 30th birthday and his influence only continues to grow.
The experience, drive, passion, and depth of knowledge Pranav Arora contributes to the business, media, and finance industries is unmatched. Pranav is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and venture capitalist with a proven track record of success. At just 16-years-old, he not only started his first company, but transformed it into a million-dollar business. This would set the precedent for all of his future ventures.
Pranav Arora is the CEO of JMTD Holdings, a private equity firm that offers capital and value-added partnerships to world-class, industry-leading companies. JMTD Holdings works closely with their clients’ finance teams, research specialists, and marketing teams to create and execute influential growth strategies that heighten their competitiveness and profitability. Pranav uses his sharp skillset and business acumen to develop funding strategies and plans for customer acquisition.
Pranav is also Head of Division at Just Funky, a family-owned premier manufacturer of licensed and private label merchandise for the mainstream retail market. Their specialty areas include drinkware, impulse and novelty items, decor, and apparel. Just Funky has more than 20,000 independent retail partners across North America and, more recently, the European Union. Their products can be found at a number of big-name retailers, which include the likes of Hot Topic, Gamestop, Target, and Spencer’s. They have offices located in Columbus, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Ohio, London, and Hong Kong.
Pranav Arora heads up special projects and oversees different units and divisions of Just Funky. His primary focus is innovating the licensing design and manufacturing field and improving B2B and B2C relationships. Under Pranav’s leadership, Just Funky was ranked as one of the ‘Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America’ on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Entrepreneur360 list. These companies are recognized for their innovativeness, their strong company cultures, and their boundary-pushing contributions to their industry. Pranav credits this honorary ranking to the entrepreneurial spirit of his entire team.
Additionally, Pranav Arora is also the sole founder of Stunned Mind, which he started in 2015. Stunned Mind is the sister ecommerce company of Just Funky, and is on track to become one of the world’s leading commerce companies.
Just Funky also powers two other companies: Deciph-AR and NFT Merch. Deciph-AR is an augmented reality app that makes it possible for consumers to connect with their favorite brands and watch their merch come to life. NFT-Merch is also an AR-driven company in the metaverse that helps companies create immersive experiences for their physical products that their customers can enjoy.
Pranav Arora also serves as Partner at a number of companies, including ILG Property Investors and PSSR Holdings. Previously, he was Founder & CEO of Highly Educated and before that, he was a salesperson at Funky People.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Pranav is an avid philanthropist who supports a number of causes that are dear to his heart, including funding education efforts and helping children in need. Pranav Arora is Chairman of the Board for The Arora Foundation, whose mission is providing educational opportunities and resources to underprivileged and marginalized communities. Pranav believes every child is deserving of an opportunity to pursue their academic goals, regardless of their demographic background. Pranav is also Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Just Funky Foundation, an award-winning non-profit organization passionate about creating opportunities for students everywhere. Pranav recently led a donation to the Wooster City School District, which included 5,000 lanyards to give to all of their students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Pranav is proudly part of a few organizations as well, which include the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and the Asian Indian Alliance.
In his free time, Pranav loves spending time with his family and traveling the world.
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