Webaroo is a leading messaging company, headquartered in California, with businesses that include Cloud Messaging (GupShup) and Mobile Messenger (Teamchat). GupShup, provides a highly scalable and reliable Cloud messaging platform, that has delivered over 100 Billion messages and supports ~2.7 Billion mobile interactions per month. It is being used by over 72 Million users, 550 brands and 27,000 businesses to interact, engage and communicate using any mobile device.
Prior to Webaroo, Beerud founded Elance, the world’s largest online services marketplace. He played various leadership roles at different stages of the company’s growth, including product & business strategy, product management, marketing & business development, and remains on the board of directors. Prior to founding Elance, Beerud worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and before that at Citicorp Securities. Beerud’s graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering.
Beerud earned an M.S. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a holder of 2 technology patents.
Prior to Webaroo, Ravi was Founder and CEO of a cloud analytics startup, and also held various senior executive roles at Symantec including leading solutions development, product management, sales and marketing for Symantec’s cloud data management and information security solutions. Before that he was General Manager of Enterprise Content Delivery and Cloud Services business at Akamai, Vice President at Palm/Handspring (now HP) and Engagement Manager at McKinsey. He has been awarded US patents for innovative cloud data management inventions and is a frequent speaker at digital industry summits. He started his career at Sun Microsystems where he was a key member of design team that built Sun’s first 64-bit server system Ultra-1 for the Internet data center and cloud computing market.
Ravi earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
He brings with him around 20 years of rich work experience in the fields of Corporate Finance, Business Planning & Strategy, Capital Markets, Compliance & Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit functions. He has worked across sectors as varied as Consulting, BFSI, Automobile, IT & ITES, in leadership positions with companies such as Fortis, American Express, Citigroup, Tata AIG, Daewoo Motors & CSC.
Amit is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary and holds an All India Merit in Cost Accountancy. He holds a B.Com (Honors) from Delhi University.
Kunal heads the Engineering function at Webaroo including architecture, development and delivery. He has over two decades of experience in leading teams involved in developing products and frameworks in diverse technologies such has Java, .Net , SQL server and Oracle.
Prior to Webaroo, Kunal has held several Engineering management positions both in startups as well as larger organizations including CMC and HCL America Inc. He was one of the primary architects in building an innovative SOA based EAI framework for integrating diverse enterprise applications for Softplus inc. which was later acquired by US Interactive Ltd. Having worked with both product and services based software companies , Kunal strongly believes in providing simple business solutions for seemingly complex Engineering problems.
Kunal holds a Computer Engineering degree from VJTI, Mumbai.