Fellows 2013

Sarthak Jain

Sarthak Jain

CEO

Sarthak Jain is the CEO and Cofounder of NanoNets a company based in Silicon Valley which is a Machine Learning Platform. They were a part of Y Cominator’s Winter 17 batch and have raised venture funding from some of the top VCs in the US.

Sarthak is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar (Gold Medalist). While he was in college, he started a company called GridAnts. The company has received international acclaim and investments from Silicon Valley investors and the 2 top VC firms in India Accel Partners and Helion Venture Partners. The company was acquired by Myntra.

Website: nanonets.com

Prashant Borde

Prashant Borde

Co-founder of GridAnts

Building Recko – the transaction life-cycle management layer for Internet. Co-founder of GridAnts.

Website: www.recko.io

Sijo Kuruvilla George

Sijo Kuruvilla George

Founding CEO of Startup Village

Sijo Kuruvilla George is the Founding CEO of Startup Village, India’s first PPP (Public Private Partnership) Technology Business Incubator (TBI), which brought entrepreneurship and startups to widespread public discourse in the state of Kerala. He is also the cofounder of MobME, one of the first student startups from the state. Sijo was instrumental in the conceptualisation and advocacy of the Student Entrepreneurship Policy in the state of Kerala. In recognition of his contributions to society, Sijo was invited to the first cohort of Rajeev Circle Fellowships by Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation and the International Visitor Leadership Forum (IVLP), prestigious professional exchange program of the Department of State, USA. He is a speaker at various forums, columnist and also a consultant to several organisations. Sijo is presently engaged with building out his non profit initiative, Rethink. His interests lies at the intersection of education, technology and policy.

Website: sijokuruvilla.in

Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Prolific Designer

Vinay is a prolific designer. He works with premium brands and start-ups at the intersection of contemporary culture, high technology, invention and production.

Website: bang.co.in red-silk.com

Sanjay Vijaykumar

Sanjay Vijaykumar

Co-founder & Chairman

Sanjay belongs to the new breed of Indian Entrepreneurs who are young and fearless. Starting an
entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22 while in third of engineering, Sanjay lead and created a
team of engineering graduates who were passionate about technology to build up MobME Wireless,
one of India’s most exciting and innovative mobile –internet companies. MobME quickly raised
angel funding from investors based out of India, Middle East and Silicon Valley. Defying
convention in India, Sanjay turned down MNC job offers to scale up MobME, building a team of
over 250+ people spread across offices in Trivandrum, Cochin, Mumbai and Delhi and presence in
17 locations in India.

Deepak Ravindran

Deepak Ravindran

Deepak Ravindran is an under 30 Indian entrepreneur who has founded three mobile messaging companies in a decade — Innoz, the world’s largest SMS based search engine which he ran for several years before open sourcing it in 2013; Quest, a mobile knowledge messaging platform backed by 500 Startups; and most recently Lookup, a hyper-local messaging platform in India. In 2008, Deepak dropped out of engineering college to start Innoz and has been recognized as one of the outstanding innovators under 35 by the MITTechnology Review, one of Asia's 21 emerging leaders under 40 according to Asia Society and most recently quoted as the Mark Zuckerberg of India by Business Insider. He lives in San Francisco and currently running Pirate Fund – a startup incubator backing founders first.

Website: deepakravindran.com

Shanmuga (Shyam) Anandaraman

Shanmuga (Shyam) Anandaraman

Entrepreneur & Product Manager who is eternally optimistic about India & gets high on helping startups who are madly trying to solve real world problems.

Website: yourstory.com/2013/11/frilp/

Senthil Kanthaswamy

Senthil Kanthaswamy

COO & Co-Founder of Frilp.com

Director of Product Management at Freshdesk | Shaping a key product line of Freshworks in the HR Tech.

COO & Co-Founder of Frilp.com, An IIM Ahmedabad incubated company. Instrumental in making it part of top 25 hot startups in world.

Stanford University Rajeev Motwani Young Entrepreneur Fellow