Meet the bees behind BHIVE!

Shesh Paplikar

Founder and CEO

Shesh has been instrumental to building the BHIVE Group, consisting of BHIVE Workspace and BHIVE Properties. The Workspace wing with 27+ centres across Bengaluru and Mumbai makes over 300 crores annually, while BHIVE Properties, the finance wing, has done 200+ crores of business.

Hailing from Mysore, Shesh studied engineering in the prestigious technology institute, NITK Surathkal. After spending 3 years in the corporate world in Bengaluru, Shesh moved to the US to gain exposure to the dynamics of western economy. He worked in the Wall Street for 8 years, where he honed his expertise in global financial dynamics, which played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of the BHIVE Group.

In 2014, Shesh returned to India and laid the foundation for the BHIVE Group, marking a significant milestone in his entrepreneurial journey.

Arun Narayan

Promoter Director

Arun has been with BHIVE as an Investor and Advisor since April 2014 and joined the team full-time in June 2018. His career includes roles at the UK India Business Council since July 2014, and previously with IDA Ireland.

With exposure to both private and government sectors, Arun has industry experience in FMCG, Telecom, and BFSI, having worked with American Express, Coca Cola, and Bharti Airtel. Arun is an active early-stage investor and advisor, focusing on business growth, financial planning, and fundraising. He holds a Commerce degree from Bangalore University and EPBM from IIM Calcutta, and is a trained Six Sigma practitioner.

Board Members

Monnappa Bayavanda


Ravindra M.K.


Investors And Advisors

Durgesh Kaushik

Raghunandan G

Rajesh Rai

Sanjay Mirchandani