Our Story

Clevered was founded in 2016 as ScholarsPro by Prateek Rajvanshi, a risk management professional, with a passion for providing a platform for project & technology management professionals. Prateek, an MNC banker by experience discovered early on that people were interested in re-skilling themselves as their career environment changed. And thus was sown the seeds of a venture that could change the way learners cultivate 21st-century skills, capabilities & attributes for success.

In 2018, Prateek came together with Jaydeep Chakraborty who had a decade-long experience in Data science across companies like Accenture, Wipro & Hansa Cequity. Jaydeep’s strong consulting experience across global markets & his passion for creating an innovative learning environment gave birth to a series of innovative Data science programs. They were soon joined by Shishir Pal & Manish Sharma who had over 7 years’ experience in data science at Accenture after a degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Meet Our Team

We believe that the right blend of technology and human intervention can really help individuals achieve their career goals. We bring together structured mentorship, career design, and learning programs.

Ajay Kelkar

He is an entrepreneurial leader with over 27 year’s experience across Multinational, Indian & start-up companies. He has worked across industry sectors with broad experience in FMCG, Retail & Retail Banking. He also has substantial experience in scaling up businesses from start-up to a significant revenue level. Learning has been a passion for him & so has unlearning. He is a certified professional coach from the International Coach Federation. He is a Chemical engineer from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology & an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. At Clevered, he is working closely with the founders & the entire team to create a path to scale & profitability.

Prateek Rajvanshi

Co-founder of Clevered. Prateek brings in a deep understanding of customer needs and a relentless focus on business execution to consistently generate value for our customers & partners. At Clevered, he continues to drive business growth & partnerships across geographies. Our mentorship program is very close to his heart and he leads this with great passion. He is an MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad. Prior to starting Clevered, he was part of Barclay’s risk analytics team. In a banking career of more than a decade, he has led financial analytics teams across top global banks.

Co-Founder of Clevered. He is an innovator & creator at heart. His key strength is his ability to bring together an experience of building technology products, passion for teaching & coaching small teams to generate business results. At Clevered, he is constantly focusing on bringing out new technology solutions & learning products to generate value for mentors, mentees, experts & learners. He is an MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad. Prior to starting Clevered, he was part of Accenture consulting. He has spent more than a decade in helping over 30 global organizations in business transformation through data science.

A graduate of IIT Chennai, he has the heart of a researcher. He loves to tinker with deep learning and AI. While working for top consulting firms as a data scientist, he has helped several Fortune 100 companies in data-led decision making. At Clevered, Manish leads all technology initiatives across mentorship & learning products. He is passionate about bringing AI in all our technology solutions to improve user experience. He is also instrumental in building minimalistic technology solutions to improve internal processes and team effectiveness.

shishir pal

He is an expert in Data Science & Machine learning with rich experience in building end-to-end analytics solutions for many MNCs and Indian companies. He has worked across industry sectors with experience in FMCG, Retail, Automobile, Agrochemical and Alcoholic Beverage. He has helped clients spread across middle-east, US, South-east Asian and European geographies. After graduating from IIT Kanpur he started his corporate career with Accenture Management Consulting. He has a relentless focus on generating value for all our customers. At Clevered, he ensures that we deliver the best to our customers and translates his industry experience and understanding to consistently improve our learning products.