Venture capitalists and top executives took to social media to condole the untimely demise of entrepreneur Pankhuri Srivastava.
Pankhuri Srivastava, 32-year-old founder of women-centric social community platform ‘Pankhuri’, passed away on December 24. Venture capitalists and top executives mourned his untimely demise on social media.
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.@pankhuri16
Pankhuri, the Sequoia-backed women-centric platform, launched in 2019, helps members socialize, explore and upskill through live interactive courses, expert chats and interest-based clubs. It also enabled her to be an active participant in the conversation of beauty and lifestyle. The startup raised $3.2 million from Sequoia Capital India’s startup accelerator program Surge, as well as India Quotient and Taurus Ventures.
Prior to that, she co-founded rental startup Grabhouse, which was acquired by online classifieds company Quikr in 2016.
Shailendra Singh, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India also tweeted, “Pankhuri had a lot of ideas, insights, enthusiasm and creativity as a founder…we are still trying to process this huge loss. Heartbroken and numb.”