Press Release

Harvard Business School’s V.G. Narayanan joins Linkstreet’s Advisory Board

HBS Professor VG Narayan_Linkstreet Board of Advisors

Bangalore, 23 March 2015

Linkstreet, the leading learning and collaboration platform provider for businesses and institutions, has announced the appointment of Professor V. G. Narayanan of Harvard Business School on the company’s advisory board. Professor Narayanan has been a HBS faculty member for more than 20 years. He is a chartered accountant with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Statistics, MA in Economics and PhD in Business from Stanford University.


Arun Muthukumar, Co-founder & CEO, Linkstreet said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor Narayanan to Linkstreet. He has had a ringside view of the evolving online learning space over many years and been a part of the distinguished faculty at Harvard that has created HBX CORe, Harvard’s first paid online course. We believe he will be a critical asset in Linkstreet’s drive to enable new models of learning and knowledge sharing in businesses and institutions around the world”.


“Over the past few years, I have been deeply engaged with enabling next-gen models of online learning that go beyond regular MOOCs. It is important that we push the boundaries of learning to facilitate easier access to experts and courses. I look forward to working closely with the Linkstreet team in the years to come to expand learning opportunities for everyone regardless of their location,” said Professor Narayanan.


About Professor VG Narayanan:

Professor Narayanan, also known as V.G., has been teaching accounting at HBS for the last 20 years and is currently the Head of the Accounting and Management Unit. He has chaired the pre-MBA summer program at HBS and taught introductory accounting to incoming MBA students in the summer Analytics program for the past several years. He has also served as the course head for the first-year required accounting course for MBA students – Financial Reporting and Control. In addition, he chairs several executive education programs and serves on the boards of companies and non-profit organizations. He is also a key faculty member of HBX-CORe – Harvard’s first SPOC (Small Private Online Courses) on basics of business management and is a visiting faculty at Harvard India Executive Education Program at Mumbai.


About Linkstreet:

Linkstreet Learning  is a fast growing company that enables corporations to deliver learning that is personalized, gamified and consumed like entertainment. Our application is used across different industries including education, health care, retail and financial services. Our clients are some of the best known names in their fields and include Columbia Asia Hospitals, Thomson Reuters, ISB Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore.


Linkstreet aims to be the “go-to” platform for organizations and individuals to connect seamlessly across distances to share knowledge and learn. Our integrated cloud-based solution has independent modules that enable the full create – store – manage – deliver – monetize cycle to institutionalize learning. The company was established in 2011 by seasoned technology and business professionals Arun Muthukumar and Vikram Ramakrishnan with angel funding from Kushal Kumar after their careers with Cisco, Bell Labs, Booz & Company and Lehman Brothers globally. The co-founders are University of Kentucky, INSEAD and IIM – Ahmedabad alumni.


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