Currently building Thrillophilia, global marketplace for tours and activities. Technology product at Thrillophilia will revolutionize the way tours and activities are discovered and booked globally. Currently at Thrillophilia you can discover 2500+ tours and activities from 1000+ suppliers online. \n\n
Passionate about Technology, Product, UX and Digital Marketing, fitness and food.\n\n
A travel freak, I need my dose of actual travel every few weeks. Rest of the days Thrillophilia blog makes me feel I am travelling. \n\n
An internet admirer, I think technology has made life way simpler and me more lazier - “my wife just mentioned this and I made a note here”\n\n
Excited to meet other startup junkies / go-getters. On the role to meet interesting people.
Co-Founder, MoveInSync Tech. Sol. Pvt. Ltd
Most recently, Akash worked for Microsoft as Program Manager. Over six years of experience in Microsoft he was Program Manager with various Microsoft products including Windows 7 XP Mode team, Live Meeting Service team and Visual Studio Team System team.\n\n
Prior to Microsoft, he was senior software engineer with Impulsesoft Pvt. Ltd for 3 years and software engineer with Infosys for 2 years.\n\n
Akash holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University Varanasi.
Geetansh, a serial entrepreneur with prior forays in click2skill a p2p learning platform solving for community based learning and Hopemonkey, a crowdfunding platform for NGo's post which he founded Rentomojo, a subscription based commerce engine. He realized early on that his instincts lie in creating something that doesn't exist globally and has a large impact in the consumer ecosystem. Like his earlier ventures, Rentomojo as well is trying to solve for a deep rooted fundamental problem within the country. Like most of the developing nations, India is also a income constrained nation with only about a 15 million people above an annual income bracket of 20,000 $s per annual in a population of 1.3 Billion. This trickles back to lesser online penetration, less data usage, lesser repeat behaviors over the online segment and most of all inadequate access to quality lifestyle to a large consumer mass. Rentomojo solves the same by providing an access to a quality lifestyle at very convenient, flexible and affordable monthly subscription rentals.
He was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 for the year 2015, been on the top 10 youngest and hottest entrepreneurs voted by Business World along with being on the cover page of the same. Had an opportunity to be on the cover page of Entrepreneur along with mentors for the oct 16 issue. Although the biggest achievement he feels is having some great colleagues, mentors in the form of investors and a constant support of his family despite his constant unstable endeavours.
VP, Business at Tapzo
He completed hi Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He then worked as a Management consultant with PwC-Diamond and currently serving as VP Business at Tapzo.
A general management professional with experience across all major aspects of management including business planning, execution, fund raising and team building. 8+ years of very successful professional stints with globally reputed organizations like P&G & KPMG. \n\n
Currently, leading Sports365 - a multi-channel sports & fitness company as a Cofounder.
Co-founder & CEO, Travelyaari
A veteran with vital industry experience, Aurvind Lama is the Co-founder & CEO of Mantis Technologies Pvt. Ltd which owns Travelyaari. Organising the unorganised bus industry, Travelyaari, through its end to end solution has built India's largest online bus-ticket bookings platform. He spearheads the crucial responsibility of understanding the need of different stakeholders (travellers, bus service providers, agents and channel partners) and building solutions to streamline the entire industry.
Having been at the helm of his own entrepreneurial venture for almost eight years, Aurvind has gained key insights into spotting a business opportunity and then implementing a scalable marketplace business model to realise the same. . He was not only pivotal in getting the first 50 bus service providers onto the Travelyaari platform, but also scaling it to over 2000 transporters connecting more than 17,000 destinations and facilitating bus ticketing transactions on 6000 high-traffic outlets. He believes the future is mobile, artificial intelligence and collaboration.
Aurvind's in-depth professional knowledge has also led to the company's exceptional growth as a market leader. Under his able leadership, not only has Travelyaari facilitated sales worth $52.61 million in the last fiscal and is targeting sales of $90.18 million in the current fiscal, but also powers 55% of the online transactions in the intercity private bus travel, an industry which is estimated to be worth $500 million dollars at present. He is ably supported by a passionate and dedicated team which is working together as a unit to deliver superior product and services, driving Travelyaari's growth in both inventory supply and sales and building next generation smart road transport network.
Ravi Trivedi is Founder, PushEngage.com Ð a leading platform globally for browser push notifications, which serves customers in 115+ countries. Prior to this, he was Founder of CouponRani.com Ð top coupon site in India with over 1M unique visits. He is an active angel investor, and has made 7 investments in companies like Ð Explara, MechMocha, Tookitaki, VentureSity, Collatebox etc.
Before returning to India, he worked as a Principal at Southeast Interactive Technology Funds, an early stage Venture Capital fund in North Carolina, USA. He ran the online division of a portfolio company, where he started his digital marketer journey. Before Southeast Interactive Technology Funds, he worked as Equity Analyst with Bank of America in New York. He was part of the team that was ranked runners up in the Alpha Hedge Fund Research rankings, 2007.
He started his career as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard and has global cross-functional experience in marketing, consulting and engineering functions at Hewlett Packard. Ravi co-authored the book Web Services Security, and participated in creating web services standards. Ravi completed his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and has a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Sandipan Chattopadhyay is the CEO of Xelpmoc a leading incubator for start-ups. Mr. Chattopadhyay served as the Chief Technology Officer of Just Dial Limited until December 31, 2015. Mr. Chattopadhyay has 15 years of experience in the field of technology. He was associated at E Dot Solutions India Private Limited. Mr. Chattopadhyay holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
CTO, TATACLIQ & Leadership on Digital Initiatives, TATA Industries
One of top 6 technologists globally with over 150 implementations running across the globe, Sauvik Banerjjee is the Chief Technology Officer for TATACLIQ and Leadership on digital initiatives for all businesses of TATA Industries. He is the ex-CTA for SAP Global's Omni-channel and Digital vertical, where he spearheaded the physical architecture of the towers and retailers for JIO. A tech evangelist and entrepreneur by heart, he has built two successful start-ups and sold them in the UK. Having mentored over 600 senior management over the years, Sauvik in India is also mentoring select start-ups on building successful business models. He is on the board of advisors for several companies and start-ups alike. He has been responsible for disruptive innovation ideas in technology and omni-channel commerce that have earned him the distinction and title of being one of the only 6 people (the only person of Indian origin) in the world to have worked on all global Omni channel platforms. Sauvik also holds a robust track record in P&L roles where he has delivered over 143% growth, 122% growth across India and Europe for organisations like Infosys, Accenture and SAP.
AI, IOT, Robotics
Sauvik Banerjjee has been a recipient of multiple awards, some of his more recent awards include:
Infosys Global Star Award for the best disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2012
Accenture European Award for innovation on disruption in Omni Channel Commerce 2013 and 2014
SAP Extra Mile Most Valued Player Award 2016
SAP Leadership Award for creating and delivering the world's first phigital omnichannel market place for the Tatas
These were in addition to completing his doctorate from University of Sunderland. His published papers on "Cross Language Information Retrieval System and models with Prof. Michael Oakes" have been widely referenced. He was also part of the Information Retrieval Group, CLEC, Linguistic group of Google.
He continues to be focused on innovation in the areas:
IoT and applications across industries
Sauvik has been dedicated to the cause of innovation and is currently mentoring organisations driving innovation in the fields of:
An achievers network platform driven by algorithms
IOT - smart logistics company
A loyalty rewarding digital platform
A new age online press platform
A pure play analytics organisation
A robotics organisation
The Govt of WB and CII Innovation Club Modeling for Startup India
Despite his pressing schedule he makes time for his passions like movies (some of which have gone on to win awards at international movie fests), is part of a popular UK comic production team Speech Bubble (who are reinventing the comic space of India with Indian stories), interact with his technology fan following on twitter @sovs76 and facebook on Sauvik Banerjjee - Technologist & Evangelist.
Holds an MBA degree from TAPMI, Manipal. .He has worked with Hexaware, Wipro Consumer Care and METRO .His previous work profile include Cash & Carry in sales, distribution and marketing functions. His idea of relaxation is spending time at the gym and playing Snooker. He is responsible for business development, sales, logistics and creating business strategies at Giftxoxo.