Ishaan Sethi

Ishaan Sethi

Co founder & CEO, Delta

Ishaan Sethi, 27, (Co founder & CEO, Delta) grew up in Delhi, attended Delhi Public School (RK Puram) & completed his undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University (USA).

Post this, he worked in the marketing & analytics arena in New York City & subsequently moved back to India in 2014 & co founded his last startup in the analytics space. On exiting this venture, and as someone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, Ishaan wanted to leverage his skill set to address some of the needs based on his own experiences & based on what people had voiced.

The idea behind Delta formalized through a conversation with Sachin Bhatia (founder MakeMyTrip & TrulyMadly) who was also keen on exploring the LGBTQ+ space as a possible area to power secure connections for people. Inspired by what TrulyMadly had developed a strong reputation for creating a safe & secure platform for women in India & had started receiving various queries from members of the LGBTQ+ community for something similar for them. With Sachin stepping on as an advisor, Ishaan took the plunge to start work on what is now Delta. Today, Delta is building the first homegrown LGBTQ+ app in India that addresses concerns centered on meeting like-minded people in a secure space, access to a platform where people can explore shared interests, access peer support and also helping brands adopt more inclusive policies enabling mutually beneficial relationships with the LGBTQ+ community.

Outside of work, Ishaan is a passionate dog lover & animal rights advocate. He also loves cooking & can often be found in his kitchen with his labrador, Juro, whipping up some delicious desserts. He is a former athlete and fitness fiend, and really believes in living life as one’s authentic self, or as RuPaul puts it - how can you love somebody else if you cannot love yourself?