Who, What, Why?
My name is Ashish Verma. I hail from the renowned ‘Krishna Family’ of Varanasi, India. Having schooled from the prestigious St. John’s School, Marhauli, I moved to New Delhi in 2003 for higher education. In 2005 I moved to the UK for my exchange year at Wigan & Leigh College, Wigan.
Following my college education in the field of Advertising & Graphic Design, I went on to work as a professional Graphic Designer in the Delhi NCR area between 2007 – 2010, during which time I also worked at the ZEE News TV channel.
In 2010 I moved back to my hometown and started my own creative agency – Ether Studio. In 2013 I founded International Travellers’ Hostel (now part of ITH Stays) which was arguably the first modern backpackers’ hostel in northern India and is among the top-rated hostels in the country today.
I have been living in Germany’s Rhein-Main area since 2014 where I work as a Design & Marketing Expert covering the D-A-CH region.
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, I co-founded Ether Kreativ as a full-service Marketing Company and a sister firm of Ether Studio in the year 2019. Ether Kreativ’s website is currently being overhauled.
Below you’ll see a list of my interest areas as well as how I can help you launch or expand a successful project.
Design & Marketing
I specialise in Graphic, Web & Motion Design and Digital Marketing
A keen interest in the hospitality industry, particularly in the tourism sector and vegetarian & vegan food businesses
Putting specialised (engineers, doctors, etc.) Indian talent in contact with the right people so they can explore career opportunities with German companies
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Developing recipes for the vegetarian & vegan segment of the CPG industry
Importing ‘Made in India’ products (especially certified organic & fair trade and ecological ones) to Europe and exporting ‘Made in Germany’
Bridging India with Europe
I want to bridge the socio-economic gaps between India and Europe and to bring the two economic giants closer together.
Based in the engineering powerhouse, Germany, I want to leverage Government of India’s “Make in India” campaign by assuming the role of a key European contact person for ambitious Indian businesses looking to explore the European, and especially, German market.
Reliable, Strategic Business Partner
Many businesses at some stage find themselves in a position where they need the help & support of a reliable partner in order to grow to the next level. Whether it’s an Indian business looking to set foot on European soil or a local venture requiring a business partner who has the strategic knowhow needed to push through tough soil.
German bureaucracy can be complex. Get the right, fast and efficient help.
Getting the right funding at the right time is crucial for any new business. Preparing the perfect business plan and then leveraging strategic contacts in Germany to get your project the sought investment – both from banks and private investors.