Shilpa Sharma is an entrepreneur, who co-founded and now spearheads Curation & Design for an online retail portal called Jaypore, for high on design products from
Prior to co-founding Jaypore, Sharma spent twelve years spearheading and driving the growth of Fabindia’s retail network of over a 100 stores, managing product buying and merchandising for the entire operation.
Sharma is also a living testament to the power of following one’s dreams. In 2010, she set up her own retail advisory business, and worked with retailers large and small, as well as designers and entrepreneurs in India to help them realize their business goals.
Throughout the 28 years of her career, Sharma has developed a diversity of passions, which she follows fearlessly. She is an expert in luxury and lifestyle retail, and works with private equity investors interested in opportunities in fashion retail. She engages with the handloom and craft sector, mentoring training and skill development programs in minority community initiatives that are committed to empowering women and creating livelihood opportunities for them. She launched Break-away, a boutique travel planning service that provides experiential journeys around India. Most recently, she has ventured into restauranteering, with Mustard, a concept restaurant in Goa, which explores the overlap and intersectionality of Bengali and French Cuisine, both of which often feature mustard as an ingredient.
Sharma holds a masters of management study from Welingkar Institute of Management Studies Mumbai and a bachelor of arts in economics and statistics from Saint Xavier’s College Mumbai.