Kamna Hazrati, Business Advisor & Consultant


Kamna Hazrati is an Entrepreneur, Business Advisor & Consultant who has spent the past 13 years of her career building and scaling 2 of her own e-commerce start-ups and multiple other brands.

In her extensive work with start-ups, she is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast-changing environment and building brands from scratch. She possesses a proven ability to initiate & lead action, manage change, make high-impact decisions, & complete challenging assignments with an ability to multitask exhibiting a high level of enthusiasm, common sense, initiative, collaboration, and creativity. Her real-world solutions and hands-on problem-solving approach, have been praised for being practical, relevant, and highly actionable in current times.

Kamna’s introduction to entrepreneurship came early on in her career while working with a start-up in their turbulent times where she initially joined as a marketing manager and was promoted to a co-founder after seeing her persistence and passion for turning the business around. Her first start-up ‘Giftsmate’ came to light.

She earned a post-graduation degree in International Marketing from the University of Delhi and soon after began her career with an online media publication and a digital marketing agency. When her inclination for business was discovered, Kamna was met with a lot of resistance at her home. A young middle-class girl with zero business experience willing to work with start-ups and not work but also lead them. She was not only able to successfully build Giftsmate but soon co-founded her 2nd start-up ‘TheYaYaCafe’ in 2016. Along with her own private label brands, Kamna has also built and scaled multiple other brands.

Kamna earned a business degree from Stanford SEED and currently serves as a start-up advisor and visiting faculty with Delhi university Cluster Innovation Cell while pursuing business consulting full-time.

Progressing from her start-ups, Kamna decided to work with small businesses to help them go to go-to-market effectively and build, grow & scale their businesses. With her extensive and hands-on experience in building start-ups and keen observation and analysis, she forms powerful insights that help business leaders face their toughest challenges in the areas of growth, talent development, business strategy, marketing, and profitability.

She is famous for her honest feedback and her timely concrete advice is a powerful tool in navigating today’s uncertain business climate.

Kamna is also very passionate about teaching and has coached & mentored students across various academic institutions and platforms and is zealous about women empowerment, diversity & inclusion, education, building products, and design. She reaches many more up-and-coming individuals through exquisite coaching & training programs. Her energetic, interactive teaching style has won her many accolades.

Kamna was amongst the Featured Women Entrepreneurs in Amazon Small Business Program and has been covered in the media often for her work. She continues to consult and advise social and for-profit organizations to stay lean and scale businesses and hopes to help & lift other fellow entrepreneurs with stories of grit and growth.

About My Start-ups


Giftsmate is one of the leading personalized gifting platforms in India. Starting in 2014 in New Delhi, we now have operations across 4 cities in India and a range of over 18000 gifting options for everyone.

Our vision is to be the most unique gift service in the world. We strive to source, create and deliver gifts that excite, inspire and delight our customers. All our gifts are crafted with utmost precision by skilled craftsmen and world-class machines and processes and a detailed checklist for Quality purposes to ensure every gift that we make is perfect.

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TheYaYaCafe is a quirky lifestyle brand with products that make your life beautiful. Founded in 2016, TheYaYaCafe has soon become a customer’s favorite for shopping designers and quirky products.

TheYaYaCafe has grown into a lifestyle brand that is inspired by life and relationships around us and is proudly Indian. Offering products that make you smile and which tastefully blend into your home with products from over 40+ categories across home décor, fashion, accessories, kitchen & dining, and notebooks & stationery, all designed to brighten up your living space, office, and life!

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Selected Business Leader for Stanford University’s SEED Program, India 2017-18

BRICS Women Innovation Contest Special Recognition Award, 2021

Guest Faculty and Start-up Advisor at Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi

Amazon Small Business Program Featured Women Entrepreneur, 2019

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From the Archives
IIM Sambalpur Guest Lecturer Dec 2020
India SME Forum Panelist Nov 2020 Kamna Hazrati
Facebook GOAL Mentor Kamna Hazrati
Facebook GOAL Mentor Kamna Hazrati
India SME Forum - Certificate of Appreciation - Ms. Kamna Hazrati
Kamna Hazrati Guest lecturer