Mr. Abhishek Poddar

(BT/ ME/ 2007)

Mr.Abhishek Poddar is the Co-founder & CEO at Plum, a Sequoia backed company that builds a new way for companies to look after and manage their employee health insurance and health benefit plans. It focuses on high quality & affordable employee health insurance.


Mr. Poddar did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2007. He went on to complete his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2013. He started his career as researcher at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company. In 2014, he founded Rent Zeal, a marketplace that brings together consumers & small rental shops.The company was launched in Palo Alto, and later expanded to Bay Area. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Poddar was the product manager at Google. He has also served as the Chief Product Officer at HyperTrack from 2016 to 2019. He has one patent credited to his name- 'Systems and methods for receiving sensor data from a mobile device' issued in 2020..