GetSetUp onboards former Barclays MD Ashwini Kapila to drive business

GetSetUp onboards former Barclays MD Ashwini Kapila to drive business
GetSetUp, a virtual social learning platform for older adults, has brought on board Ashwini Kapila as managing director, business development and partnerships for India, it said in a statement. Kapila has been an early advisor to the company.
GetSetUp was founded in 2019 to create economic, social, and educational opportunities for older adults. The company has over 4.6 million users from 160 countries and over 100 partners with organisations from governments to health plans and financial institutions working with them.
“India is aging fast and the adult population here are looking for means for active ageing and opportunities after retirement, whether it is jobs, digital adoption, health and fitness. GetSetUp is filling a big void with peer-to-peer learning, community events, engagement, and socialisation,” Kapila said.
“Seniors now have the money, time, and interest to make independent decisions and live a fuller life. My goal will be to foster these possibilities with my experience in forging meaningful partnerships and help the platform reach new heights," he added.
Kapila retired as the managing director of FI (financial institutions) coverage at Barclays Investment Bank in November this year, having led fundraising efforts for corporates and financial institutions in excess of $100 billion dollars in his long stint of 21 years with the organisation. He has also negotiated acquisitions and mergers on behalf of clients and has already started working with GetSetUp on key partnerships with organisations such as ICICI Prudential, HDFC Life.
“We are delighted to have Ashwini join us full-time after advising us for the past few years, to extend our partnerships and accelerate our mission. Our community in India is thrilled to learn online, meet their peers, pursue jobs, come together to share their passions and socialise with like-minded people," said Deval Delivala, co-founder at GetSetUp. The company has raised $20.6 million so far in funding from key investors like Cowboy Ventures, Primetime Partners, LightShed Ventures, Rethink Education, and others.