Kunal Mehta

Kunal Mehta

NYU full scholarship recipient
Brooklyn, New York

Résumé Highlights

Nomura Securities
After graduating from NYU, I worked at Nomura for 14 months as an Equities trader in Prime Services. I realized my passion is more entrepreneurial and left the firm to pursue these other interests
J.P. Morgan Smart Start
I worked for J.P. Morgan for four years as a Smart Start intern as part of a full scholarship to NYU. I acquired skills in business development and planning that will help me accomplish my future goals
Cofressi Rum
Our team set out to replace Diageo with a spiced rum based out of Puerto Rico. We pitched to the Puerto Rico government and created a plan of entry. Secured funding but not enough to execute
Co-founder of Billmash - a mobile payments system with a social aspect. After the launch of Venmo, Chase Quickpay and other large competitors with financial backing project was sunset.

Why Upstart

I will use this investment towards getting Le Jus off the ground. Based off of my initial estimates, I need about $65,000 for the first outlet and I am expecting theses costs to increase as we begin construction. I have already acquired funding from family and friends but am in search of that last business investment to make this dream a reality. These funds will go towards market research and rent for year 1. I would be more than willing to show my backers the business plan and credibility of my idea and business model. This is a revolutionary business idea with a social cause built in. To build my knowledge of the industry, I have taken up a part-time job at a similar retail store and am currently in talks with distributors.