Aditya Julka

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Aditya Julka (born August 24, 1981) is the co-founder and former CEO of Paddle8, an online auction house for fine art and collectibles.[1] In July 2016, Paddle8 announced a merger with Auctionata, with Julka serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for the joint company. [2]A graduate of Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, Julka previously founded InBioPro (a biochemical company based in Bangalore, India) and BioAtlantis (a biotechnology company based in Ireland).[3]

In 2016, Julka was named to the class of the New York Venture Fellows, a year-long program designed to help entrepreneurs scale their ventures.[4] He has also been recognized in Crain's New York Business List of 40 Under 40,[5] the Art+Auction Power 100 List, [6] and Apollo Magazine's List of 40 Under 40.[7]

He previously worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and received his graduate and undergraduate degrees in Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.[8] Julka serves on the board of Performa, New York's art biennial, and the advisory board of Khoj, an organization dedicated to performance art in South Asia.[9]