Pranav Arora has been named to the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only community for successful entrepreneurs and executives

Pranav Arora Forbes

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Forbes Business Council. I look forward to sharing my thought leadership on and learning from my peers.

Pranav Arora, a successful entrepreneur, investor and venture capitalist, has been named to Forbes Business Council, the leading growth and networking organization for successful business owners and executives worldwide.

Pranav Arora was reviewed and selected by a review board based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Inclusion criteria include a track record of successfully influencing business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Pranav to the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry and create a curated, social capital-based network that helps each member grow professionally and have an even greater impact on the business world.”

As a recognized member of the Council, Pranav has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him achieve the greatest possible professional impact. He will network and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Pranav will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on and to contribute alongside other experts to published Q&A panels.

Pranav Arora added, “I am thrilled to join the Forbes Business Council. I look forward to sharing my thought leadership on and learning from my peers.


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Forbes Councils bring exceptional business owners and leaders together with the people and resources that can help them succeed.

To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit

ABOUT Pranav Arora

The experience, drive, passion and depth of knowledge that Pranav Arora brings to the business, media and finance industries is second to none. Pranav is a serial entrepreneur, investor and venture capitalist with a proven track record. At the age of 16, he not only founded his first company, but turned it into a multi-million dollar business. This would set the precedent for all his future endeavors.

Pranav Arora is CEO of JMTD Holdings, a private equity firm providing capital and value-added partnerships to top-tier, industry-leading companies. JMTD Holdings works closely with its clients’ finance teams, research specialists and marketing teams to design and execute impactful growth strategies that increase their competitiveness and profitability.prana uses his keen skills and business acumen to develop financing strategies and client acquisition plans.

Pranav is also Head of Division at Just Funky, a leading family-owned manufacturer of licensed and private label products for the mainstream retail market. Her specialties include drinkware, impulse and novelty items, decor and apparel. Just Funky has more than 20,000 independent retail partners across North America and recently in the European Union. Their products are available from a number of well-known retailers including Hot Topic, Gamestop, Target and Spencer’s. They have offices in Columbus, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Ohio, London and Hong Kong.

Pranav Arora directs special projects and oversees various units and departments at Just Funky. His main focus is on innovating in license design and manufacturing and improving B2B and B2C relationships. Under Pranav’s leadership, Just Funky was ranked as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2019 Entrepreneur360 list. These companies are known for their innovation, strong corporate culture and pioneering contributions to their industry. Pranav attributes this honorable mention to the entrepreneurial spirit of his entire team.

In addition, Pranav Arora is also the sole founder of Stunned Mind which he founded in 2015. Stunned Mind is Just Funky’s sister e-commerce company and is fast becoming one of the world’s leading retailers.

Just Funky also operates two other companies: Decif-AR and NFT Merch. Deciph-AR is an augmented reality app that allows consumers to connect with their favorite brands and see their merchandise come to life. NFT-Merch is also an AR-driven company in the metaverse, helping companies create immersive experiences for their physical products for their customers to enjoy.

Pranav Arora also acts as a partner in a number of companies including ILG Property Investors and PSSR Holdings. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Highly Educated and before that a salesperson at Funky People.

Pranav is also a proud member of a number of organizations including the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Asian Indian Alliance.

In his free time, Pranav enjoys spending time with his family and traveling the world.

To learn more about Pranav Arora visit and his profiles below





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