Rahul Kapoor Co-Founder, Excedo Luxuria
Rahul Kapoor is the Co-founder of Excedo Luxuria, specializing in Bespoke and Haute Luxury. Rahul is an international entrepreneur and is also a Board Member & Founding Partner of RRS Enterprise Investments.
Born in Kent, England, Rahul is the son of an entrepreneurial father and mother. At an early age Rahul felt the urge to spend a lot of his time traveling and exploring different cultures but kept coming back to the luxury and haute couture market. He set up his first business at the age of 16 with a mere £700 saved up from birthday money over the years. He has now built companies in more than ten countries including India, UK, America, Russia and Switzerland.
In 2006 Rahul received an Entrepreneur of the Year award for his IT Security business, from the (then) Young Entrepreneurs Association. Following this, in 2009 Rahul went on to win Britain's Business Elite Award received from WHO'S WHO. Both these awards are deemed as a significant honor in the world of entrepreneurship and emphasis the credentials which make Rahul and his businesses such a success.
With the luxury market his great passion, Rahul has combined the selling of a range of top products with informed business knowledge and strong entrepreneurial drive. RRS Enterprises has been investing in and aiding the growth of exclusive and avant-garde luxury brands. Since Excedo Luxuria’s inception in 2006 Rahul and his company have been a tangible investor, but in 2010 Excedo Luxuria joined the RRS Enterprise Investments portfolio through a 100% acquisition.
Excedo Luxuria is one of the world's only dedicated Haute Luxury specialists. The firm represents a strong portfolio of brands including Cecil Purnell, Laurent Ferrier and GoS in the niche luxury watches category creating only limited edition pieces, Hayari Couture and Perfume, the French artisan couture dress and fragrance specialist, JC Gorreri- handcrafted Italian leather handbags and El Chaussure- Made to order luxury footwear, Made to order Men's suits from Saville Row London, Designer Denims and others.
Shying away from media attention or spotlight; Rahul is known for his strong opinions, straight talking attitude and simple business practises. He has contributed to a number of international publications and talks including;
- Delivering a paper at University of Warwick, on "The Difference in Price and Value of Luxury in India"
- At the Guild of Craftsman - "Cherishing the Britishness of Luxury"
- Co-author and contributor "The Luxury Market in India: Maharajas to Masses" published by Palgrave Macmillan.
- Christies Auction House – The Entitlement Series
- The Luxury Series by Bloomberg
- "Bringing Eastern Europe to New Europe – The Luxury Series"
Delivered lectures as a Guest Lecturer at:
- London School of Economics
- New York University
- University of Warwick
- University of Limerick
- Harvard University
- London Business School
- Durham University
- University of Latvia
- College of Fashion
- SOAS London
Business in the ultra-lux sector and emerging economies is beginning to catch the eye of the fresh and Rahul & Excedo Luxuria are taking its brands from strength to strength. Despite a slow down, many people in this wealth sector are untouchable when it comes to wanting to invest in true luxury goods; as Rahul says "Luxury With Innate Desire."