Medly co-founder Chirag Kulkarni in India West: Four Indian Americans Among Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ List for Marketing and Advertising
More than a handful of Indian American and South Asian Americans were named among a 30-plus person group in the 10th annual Forbes “30 Under 30” in the Marketing & Advertising category.
Among those rewriting the rules of brand engagement are Indian Americans Chirag Kulkarni, Apoorva Dornadula, Pratham Mittal, Anish Dalal, and Pakistani Americans Faizan Bhatty and Asad J. Malik.
Kulkarni, 25, is the co-founder of Medly Pharmacy.
Tired of long wait times at the pharmacy, Kulkarni set out in 2017 to build a better drugstore along with a pair of second-generation pharmacy owners, the profile says.
“We realized how broken it was for millions of consumers, not just myself,” says Kulkarni, now cofounder and CMO of Medly, which has raised $110 million for the online pharmacy, it said.
In addition to same-day prescription delivery, Medly’s app connects customers with staff pharmacists who answer questions in a dozen languages. And while competitors like Capsule invest in hip branding to attract users, Kulkarni elected to pour marketing bucks into persuading doctors to refer patients to Medly, Forbes adds about Kulkarni.
It’s paid off: In July, Medly served 70,000 patients with more than 500,000 prescriptions, and the company is on track for $200 million in revenue this year, the outlet said.