Flatheads is a D2C brand of premium casual sneakers and the only brand in India to launch organic shoes made out of bamboo fibre yarn. Focussed on everyday comfort and minimal style, Flatheads is an affordable premium brand for the discerning Indian audience. He founded the company with his Co-Founder and CBO, Ganesh Balakrishnan, in 2019. Utkarsh was a founding member and the CEO at Momoe Technologies, a fintech startup based out of Bangalore. He then became a part of ShopClues as VP-Products, leading the products’ division of the seller eco-system and redefining the overall user experience at the ecommerce marketplace. After a successful exit, he shifted focus to his passion for footwear, and decided to work on a homegrown brand of work casual sneakers in India. A year of research and working on new designs that were both aspirational, and affordable, he launched Flatheads in November 2019. Utkarsh is a Master’s in Design and a Distinguished Alumnus from IIT Bombay, and a Production Engineer from Bombay University. He has worked across functions in sales, product management, marketing and strategic design at renowned companies such as Honeywell, Parametric Technologies, Godrej and BPL-Sanyo.
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