Krishnan Ganesh is an Indian entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of TutorVista, an online tutoring company. He is a serial entrepreneur and has launched four startups with an aggregate capital of ₹16 million (US$240,000) and an aggregate exit valuation of $300 million.
Ganesh holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Delhi University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. His first entrepreneurial venture was in 1990, when he co-founded IT&T, a multi-vendor IT service and support company with 400 employees and 16 offices. IT&T was sold to iGATE in 2000. That same year, he started Customer Asset, a call centre and BPO company, with the help of his wife Meena Ganesh and funding from Softbank Capital and Newscorp. Customer Asset was acquired by ICICI Bank in 2002, and later re-branded as Firstsource.
In early 2004, he invested in a Data Analytics firm, Marketics Technologies, where he served as the Chairman. In 2008, Marketics was acquired by WNS Global Services for Rs. 3.42 billion (US$75 Million).
TutorVista was founded in 2005. Pearson Education acquired a majority stake (around 76%) in TutorVista in 2009 at a valuation of Rs. 10 billion (US$200 Million). Ganesh continued to serve as TutorVista's CEO till February 2013 when Pearson concluded 100% stake purchase.
In March 2013, Ganesh announced plans to start a new business that will use technology to deliver healthcare services direct to homes.