Timeline

2014 - Present

CTO, Softrade

Leading Softrade's core team in the development of web based systems and products. Architecting systems, managing the entire product lifecycle - design, development and deployment. Handling recruitment and training.

2014

MIT Global Startup Labs

Twiddly is 1 of 12 startups incubated at the MIT Global Startup Labs accelerator in Bangalore. Goes on to win an offer of incubation from Kyron on demo day.

2014

Co-founder and CTO, Twiddly

Founded Twiddly, aiming to bring the best content on the web to your lockscreen. Coded across the stack scraping sources and scouring APIs to generate immersive fullscreen stories. Built a NodeJS / PostgreSQL API layer, a Chrome plugin for curating content, a web based dashboard and an Android lockscreen app.

2013

Full Stack Engineer, MagnetWorks

Part of a 5 member IoT startup. We built 'redboxes' that plugged into sensors on the factory floor, to make them wireless, create a mesh network and push real-time data across the factory to an aggregator and then to the cloud. Engineers could then monitor the data, setup custom computed/aggregated variables and then configure alerts on these to receive SMSes and dashboard alerts.

2012-13

Analyst, Global Markets, Deutsche Bank

Worked on the Commodities APAC desk for 15 months. Worked on structuring and pricing of derivatives as well as marketing the entire commodities product suite to clients. Conceptualized and developed pricing tools, trade tracking tools and workflows which formed the backbone of our daily flow business.

2012

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Prize

Graduated with the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Prize, for 'Best All Round performance in Curricular and Extracurricular activities', awarded to a single student in the entire graduating batch at IIT Madras.

2012

Institute Blues

Awarded the coveted Institute Blues (Bronze), presented to a select group of students through IIT-M history for All Round achievement.

2012

Dileep Veeraraghavan Memorial Award

Received the award for best overall performance in a Humanities minor. Received another Institute award for best cumulative performance in Humanities courses.

2012

Runners up (International), Bank of America Campus Challenge

Won $ 32,000 as part of 8 member team competing with teams world over (CMU, Georgia Tech, NUS, UC Cork & IITM). Designed the technical architecture and business models for an end-to-end payment system of the future.

2011

Summer Intern, Schlumberger

Designed a qualitative model to 'frack' exploration oil wells in Gujarat, India. The exploration well was subsequently fracked leading to a five-fold increase in production. Received a pre-placement job offer for exemplary work during the internship.

2008

Cultural Events, IITM

Organised and participated in a number of cultural events. As Events Core for Saarang, I headed cultural events at IITM in 2011-12. I served as Dramatics Coordinator in 2010-11 and Speaking Events Coordinator in 2009-10. Won over 20 awards at the intra and inter college levels

2008

IIT Madras

Joined the B.Tech. programme in Engineering Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2008

IIT-JEE

Cleared the IIT Joint entrance exam, finishing in the top 0.4% out of 500,000+ students across India, giving me the opportunity to pursue a B.Tech. at one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology.

2007

KVPY Fellowship

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a Government of India science fellowship given to only 100 candidates across India, constituting the top 0.5% of the eligible candidates. Selected through a written examination and a rigorous round of interviews by a panel of experts.

1990

Existence

Born to two first generation entrepreneurs in the (then) sleepy city of Bangalore