Shivendra Gupta, a banker turned entrepreneur., is currently co-founder at Samocha: Stories Around Chai, one of the fastest growing tea café chain and Tea Origin, a D2C brand bringing to you the teas ethically sourced directly from Indian tea gardens. He is an avid tea lover. During his work tenure, he couldn’t find options for hygienic tea and then decided to leave his banking job in 2017 to start his tea café chain which has now grown to 10+ outlets. On the academic side, he is a BBA graduate from JIMS, Rohini and has completed his PGDM from SDMIMD, Mysore. He loves to mentor the youth and has been a speaker at Induction Programs of various MBA institutes. He has keen interest in startups and shares a belief that startups can heavily contribute towards GDP growth and job-creation.