Mauktik's passion for traveling led him to film making and it has taken a life of its own, but he still has a healthy interest in neuroscience and information technology. He has played a key role in two successful start-ups and done several consulting stints, long and short, with start-ups in healthcare and e-commerce where his focus is on business development, fund-raising, and go-to-market strategy. As a consultant for strategic initiatives, he has also run the flagship annual start-up competition of TiE Bangalore titled AnthahPrerana. Out of the ten unfunded start-ups picked up from across India for the 2014 edition, six are alive and kicking!

He recently wrapped up a stint at CarpaStretch, an Indo-German healthcare firm, as the Head of Strategic Marketing and launched its flagship Carpal Tunnel Syndrome cure in India and Singapore. He is currently working with Neurons, an exciting Danish neuromarketing firm, to better understand consumers' minds and design more engaging marketing campaigns.