Pankhuri Shrivastava, founder of Grabhouse, dies of cardiac arrest at 32

Pankhuri Shrivastava, the founder of a Sequoia Capital-backed women-centric social community platform start-up called Pankhuri, passed away after a cardiac arrest on Friday, her company said on Monday. She was 32.

“With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform the sad demise of our beloved CEO, Pankhuri Shrivastava. We lost her on 24th December 2021 due to a sudden cardiac arrest. May her soul obtain Sadgati. Om Shanti,” the company informed on Twitter on Monday.

Pankhuri Shrivastava launched Pankhuri in 2019 for women members to socialise, explore and upskill through live interactive courses, expert chat, and interest-based clubs. She raised $3.2 million led by Sequoia Capital India’s accelerator programme, Surge, and India Quotient and Taurus Ventures.

Before that, Shrivastava founded rental startup Grabhouse, which was sold to online classifieds company Quikr in a cash and equity deal in 2016.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.