Payal is the Executive Chairman & Founder of ClassPass, a membership program for fitness classes across multiple gyms and studios, making working out more engaging, accessible, and affordable. Payal has been a “dancetrepreneur” since the age of 3 when she started training in Indian classical and folk styles of dance. It was her passion for dance, entrepreneurship, and making the world a more active, happy place that led to the founding of Classpass. ClassPass has raised a total of $173 million with a valuation of $470 million, according to the company. The ClassPass platform is operational in 50 cities across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, with 8,500 partner studios and 45 million reservations made to date.Payal has a degree from MIT in Operations Research and Economics.