Abhay Rangan is Plantrepreneur. He builds plant based businesses for one thing and one thing only- large scale impact. With insights he acquired from his non-profit days (SARV, a non-profit he founded when he was 16 grew to more than 600 volunteers in 10 cities), Abhay quickly realised that the world was consuming and producing content radically differently – for impact. Celebrities were increasingly using their platforms to advances causes, and new age businesses were dominating the conversation- and dethroning their legacy competitors- all by showing how much they cared.
Abhay brings this insight and learning into Goodmylk, a venture he founded with the singular mission to make plant-based food affordable and accessible in India.
Abhay was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India on the 19th of January, 1997. He was fortunate enough to be born into a family that encouraged him taking risks and let him venture out into music and debate contests, most of which he won. He also trained rigorously in Carnatic vocals since the age of five, and gave his first performance at the age of 12. In 10th grade, Abhay won his high school elections as the head for Cultural and Literary activities for his school. It was around this time Abhay’s ambitions started taking shape.
Abhay is 21 years old, so this Early Life part isn’t over yet. Stay tuned.
Society for Animal Rights and Veganism
At the age of 16, Abhay started a non-profit that would go on to become one of the most active animal rights networks in India. His work got recognised by media houses and mission-allied organisations, and Abhay got to address audiences about animal rights and the plant-based food revolution in over 10 cities in 2 countries. With his razor-sharp communication skills, Abhay moved audiences and built what would become Goodmylk’s first base of customers (although he had no idea then)
Abhay started Goodmylk to plant based food affordable and accessible in India. He co-founded it with his mother. In their early days, Abhay’s mother Veena was manufacturing Goodmylk products in the kitchen of their house. Abhay would come back home from college and deliver their products to customers’ doorsteps on his bike.
They have come a long way since and now manufacture out of a commercial facility and deliver their products all over India.