Kunal Walia is the Founder and CEO of Simpliwork Offices. His career trajectory is a trailblazer to individuals seeking to achieve phenomenal entrepreneurial success. Walia has had two decades of experience in technology entrepreneurship, investment banking, and now, real estate.
In 2001, at 19 years of age, Walia founded Artemis Technologies, a software start-up specializing in niche billing solutions. After two years, he joined IndiaCo’s incubation division and started mentoring start-ups in the role of Director, Equities for Duke Equity Partners. In 2007, he started Khetal Adviser, a boutique transaction advisory firm for technology clients. Today, Walia has positioned Simpliwork as one of the most exciting companies in the flex office market, proving his entrepreneurial skills once again.
Since its inception in 2018, Simpliwork has established leadership presence in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Delhi. Currently, Simpliwork manages over 3.4mn sq ft of Grade A office space and plans to expand this to 5mn sq ft by the end of this year. Its portfolio of clients include marquee Fortune 100 companies like Google, Mastercard, Rolls Royce, Lufthansa, Siemens, American Express and Alcatel Lucent, among others. It also has to its credit, the two largest flex space transactions in the country, till date. The company is looking at expansion options, both across India as well as into other geographies within the Asia Pacific region (SEA and Southpac).
Kunal studied in Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) where he was enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program with a double major in Computer Science and Economics, before he began his entrepreneurial journey. Outside of work, Kunal enjoys reading, fitness and travel, and likes sparking his imagination with books on science fiction and fantasy.