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Sulekha logo.png
Type of business Venture-Funded
Type of site
Web Portal
Available in English
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served India, United States, Canada
  • Satya Prabhakar
  • Sangeeta Kshettry
Chairman Param Parameswaran
CEO Satya Prabhakar
Employees 1300
Alexa rank Decrease 1493(27 April 2015)[1]
Advertising Online
Registration Optional
Current status Active

Sulekha is a digital business in India.[2][3][4] Sulekha has 14 offices and 1,300+ employees across India.[3]


Satya Prabhakar and Sangeeta Kshettry founded Sulekha as a platform enabling interactions among Indians. Sulekha raised its initial investment from Indigo Monsoon Group[5] when Param Parameswaran (as Chairman) and Harish Raghavan joined its Board. Param Parameswaran actively advised and helped focus the company on its India expansion in 2007, and expand its digital and mobile platform to connect users and businesses for local services. At this time, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)[6] invested in the company, and Promod Haque,[7] Senior Managing Partner of NVP, joined Sulekha’s Board. In 2011, Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo),[8] a Global Fortune 200 company, led the Series B round of investment with NVP also participating. In April 2015, GIC, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, led a further round of investment along with NVP into the company.[9][10][11]

Sulekha commissioned an animated commercial called "Arjuna the Archer" from J. Walter Thompson which emulated the style of Patta Chitra Katha, a traditional form of leaf painting folk-art.[12][13] The advertisement won the 2008 Cannes Lions Bronze Award for "Animation under film craft".[14][15]


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  12. ^ " revives the ancient art of Patta Chitra Katha". Campaign India. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  13. ^ "Arjuna The Archer -". Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  14. ^ "'s 'Arjuna the Archer' scores another metal". Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  15. ^ "J. Walter Thompson India - Awards - AdForum Profile". Retrieved 2016-01-14.