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.