Pranav Arora

Member Since 2022

Pranav Arora

CEO

JMTD Holdings

West Palm Beach, Florida Area

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.


SKILLS

  • Product Development
  • Sales
  • Retail

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COMPANY INFO

JMTD Holdings

JMTD Holdings is a private equity firm which provides growth capital and value-added partnership to the most promising consumer, retail, and e-commerce company’s. At JMTD Holdings, we are building a new and different type of private equity firm. Our investors are a unique and strategic blend of leading entrepreneurs, senior executives and corporates from their focus sectors (mobile, retail / e-commerce, CPG). In addition to providing capital, they are committed to helping their portfolio companies succeed in scaling their commerce-related innovations. We love working with entrepreneurs with big ideas that will change industries or spark new ones, and will impact the way society lives. We are looking for innovative companies where we can help entrepreneurs by utilizing our deep expertise and vast resources. JMTD Holdings offers an unparalleled value proposition to its portfolio companies, allowing them to “plug into” out ecosystem and accelerate their businesses through our access to pop culture, including, retail, marketing, licensing, , digital media, , philanthropy, and more. OUR FOCUS: JMTD Holdings provides value beyond capital to company founders. These companies are largely in the consumer Internet sector with an emphasis on mobile platforms, social media, and eCommerce. OUR CRITERIA: We look for investment opportunities with strong entrepreneurs, great and defensible technologies, and early signs of traction that indicate that there is huge scale to the business.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Private Equity
  • Growth Capital
  • Partnership

INDUSTRY

Corporate leadership