Founder & CEO, 5ire

 Pratik Gauri is a serial Indian social entrepreneur, investor, public 

speaker and writer widely known as the Creator of the 5th Industrial 

Revolution. He has been championing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and helping transition the world from a for-profit economy to a for-benefit economy for more than a decade. 

As the Founder & CEO of ( pronounced FIRE ), Pratik is responsible for the day to day operations of the firm and its strategic efforts. As a young visionary leader, Pratik believes that the service of humanity and social good can work hand-in-hand with business and is on a mission to prove the thesis of 5IR ( 5th Industrial Revolution ) – “You can make more money if you do good to the world.” 

Pratik has founded 8 companies prior to founding 5ire, which is a blockchain ecosystem that brings forward Sustainability, Technology & Innovation to build the 5th industrial revolution. 5IRE ecosystem has a layer 1 chain, 5ire exchange, NFT / Metaverse marketplace, 5ire Wallet, and 5ire Capital ( VC fund of 5ire ) with a goal to impact 1B+ humans by 2025 using blockchain / web3 / NFTs / Metaverse / DeFi. 

Pratik is also a Partner at 5th Element Group -global impact management consultancy to implement and scale omni win solutions to impact millions of humans by mobilizing millions of dollars. 

Pratik was named Creative Entrepreneur of the year – Startup by Entrepreneur India magazine and Entrepreneur of the year 2020 by Indian Achievers’ Forum. He has been recognised as Entrepreneur 35 Under 35, TIMES 40 Under 40, ET Now Leaders of Tomorrow, Greenbiz Global 30 Under 30, AsiaOne 40 Under 40 Most Influential Leaders, British Petroleum Scholar, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Ambassador at One Young World, Al Gore’s Climate Leader, Fellow at Startup Leadership Program, Winner of UNLEASH 2019, Asia’s top 50 Voices by Earth Day Network, and Changemaker at Global Action on Poverty. 

Having delivered more than 100 talks in 25+ countries, Gauri is also a public TEDx speaker and a social media influencer with more than 250,000 followers across different social media platforms and his works have been covered by World Economic Forum, Real Leaders magazine, NASDAQ, The Climate Reality Project, Business Today, Times of India, several IITs/IIMs,among others. He is an established writer and contributes to Real Leaders, WEF, MIT Technology Review, Thrive Global, among others. 

He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Chicago.