Following his 10-year lengthy profession helming Indian prodco Cosmos-Maya, Anish Mehta is exiting his position as the corporate’s CEO to pursue a brand new enterprise later this 12 months.
Mehta began at Cosmos-Maya in 2010 as COO earlier than turning into a minority shareholder and taking on as CEO in 2012. That very same 12 months, he led the studio’s entry into producing unique Indian animated IPs creating the CG-animated comedy collection Moto Patlu, which Nickelodeon India ordered and went on to run for greater than 1000 episodes.
Since then, Cosmos-Maya has created greater than 5,000 hours of children animation throughout its greater than 20 unique exhibits.
Mehta was instrumental in inking offers with a number of kidcos together with Disney India for broadcasting rights to medical journey collection Dr. Tenali Rama HMKD (104 x 11 minutes) final 12 months and WarnerMedia for greenlighting comedies Titoo and Lambuji Tinguji in 2020, in accordance with a launch.
Below Mehta’s management, the corporate has expanded from a 30-member group to greater than 1200 workers.
He additionally led constructing the corporate’s YouTube community WowKidz in 2017. Inside 5 years, the channel has reached greater than 80 million subscribers and garnered greater than 41 billion views worldwide.
Mehta additionally introduced in personal fairness companies to the Indian animation business. Considered one of these companies contains NewQuest Capital Companions, which acquired a majority curiosity in Cosmos-Maya final 12 months from funding platform Emerald Media.