Asish Mohapatra Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Asish Mohapatra

Asish Mohapatra is an Indian entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of unicorn startup OFB Tech Pvt. Ltd or OfBusiness.


Asish Mohapatra was born in 1980 (age 42 years; as of 2022) in Cuttack, Orissa. He did his schooling at SCB Medical Public School, Cuttack (ICSE, 10th). He further studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (10+2).

A picture of Asish with his sister clicked in 1985

A picture of Asish with his sister clicked in 1985

In 2002, he completed his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Around 3 years later, he did a PGP-MBA course at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Asish with his college friends during his days at IIT, Kharagpur

Asish with his college friends during his days at IIT, Kharagpur

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Asish Mohapatra posing in a tux


Parents & Siblings

His mother, Mishra Kuku, did her Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur. She was a physics professor in a college. She died in 2020 because of cancer. Asish has a sister, Snigdha.

Asish with his mother

Asish with his mother

Wife & Children

Asish is married to Ruchi Kalra.

Ruchi Kalra and Asish

Ruchi Kalra and Asish

The couple has a daughter, Khushi Mohapatra.

Asish with his daughter

Asish with his daughter


As an Employee

Asish was a summer trainee at Reckitt & Colman for 3 months in 2001. After finishing his B. Tech, he worked as a Maintenance Manager, and subsequently an Operations Manager at ITC Ltd., where he managed a team of a thousand people. He worked in management for almost 3 years and then did his MBA in 2005 at ISB, Hyderabad.

Asish during his days at ITC Limited

Asish during his days at ITC Limited

After completing his MBA, Asish got a job at McKinsey & Company, where he met his wife, Ruchi. He worked as an Engagement Manager, focusing on Healthcare, Pharma, and Medical products practice. In 2010, he started working as a senior associate and a venture capitalist at Matrix Management Corporation. He worked at Matrix, Mumbai for 4 years during which, he was a board member of 7 companies in the healthcare sector and 9 portfolio companies. He left his job in August 2015.

As an Entrepreneur

By the end of 2015, Asish came up with an idea to explore the uncharted B2B sector with a fintech startup.

The first OfBusiness session, circa Aug 2015

The first OfBusiness session, circa Aug 2015

He, along with his wife and a few loyal members of his team found a startup called OFB Tech Pvt. Ltd or OfBusiness, which serves as a single-window for SMEs to get secured and unsecured credit. Asish became the CEO of the company upon its incorporation and started looking for investments. In 2021, Asish’s company became a unicorn, when it was backed by the Japanese multinational conglomerate, SoftBank Group Corp. by closing a $160 million funding round at a valuation of around $1.5 billion. In 2016, Asish, his wife, and a few others of their team started an offshoot of their previous startup, which became a lending arm that provides purchase financing to SMEs. This company was named Oxyzo, which became a unicorn in 2022.

The Oxyzo team

The Oxyzo team (Asish standing in the 2nd row, 4th from left)

As a Director

Asish was licensed as an Independent Director by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in November 2020. Meditrina Hospitals Pvt. Ltd was the first company that he joined as a director. He has been the director of various companies such as Oagriva Alliance Private Limited, Oxyzo Financial Services Private Limited, Ofb Tech Private Limited, Ofg Manufacturing Businesses Private Limited, and has been a nominee director of Omat Business Private Limited and Samruddhi Organic Farm (India) Private Limited.


  • Quote: When the going is tough, the tough get going!
  • Month: March


  • Asish stood 4th in Orissa in the 10+2 examinations. [1]Forbes
  • In 2016, Asish’s pitch to raise funding for his startup, OfBusiness, got rejected 73 times. [2]Forbes
  • Asish enjoys writing blogs and is fluent in Bengali, Hindi, English, and Oriya.
  • Asish Mohapatra and his wife are considered India’s first couple to each run a unicorn.
  • According to Asish, his success mantra involves 4 H which are, Hunger, Hustle, Humility, and Honesty.

    Asish's success mantra

    Asish’s success mantra


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