Meet the team

Abhinandan Balasubramanian

Abhinandan Balasubramanian

CEO



Abhi is a serial international entrepreneur. He's an alumni of the Warwick Business School and of Europe's best startup accelerator, Startupbootcamp. Having started his career as employee number 1 at Liquity, he went to head business development and operations in his 20-months stint there. He worked with and was mentored by leading C-suite executives in the financial world. He then founded ChefHost, widely regarded as a key innovator and among the top foodtech startups of 2014, which he sold to an international hospitality conglomerate in 2015. Abhi's interests include football, financial services, politics and economics. He's friends with superstar footballers and travels around the world with them, having been a guest of both, David Beckham and the Emir of Kuwait at celebrity games.

Aadit Devanand

Aadit Devanand

CFO



Aadit Devanand is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of IIM Bangalore. He has over six years of experience in the financial services industry, including as an investment banker with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and with the audit and enterprise risk team at Deloitte Haskins & Sells. He has worked on multiple transactions in the capital markets and M&A space in execution roles. While at IIM Bangalore, he graduated as part of the Director’s Merit List and was a recipient of the Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship and the Siddharth Padam Award in finance. When not dissecting financial models or formulating deal structures, Aadit loves to perfect his smash on badminton courts and stay up-to-date on the latest in economics and public policy.

Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal

COO



Varun Agarwal is qualified to practice law in India and has previously worked with S&R Associates, a tier-one Indian law firm, where he advised some of the world’s biggest investment banks and global corporations on a number of complex, multi-jurisdictional capital markets and M&A mandates. Varun has also worked with the London offices of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was offered a training contract. While in law school, at Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, Varun co-founded an on-demand legal research service provider for law firms, corporate houses and publishers, served as an editor of the Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law and assisted the editorial teams of legal treatises like A. Ramaiya's Guide to the Companies Act and Mulla on the Indian Contract Act. Varun enjoys running and football, owns a largely neglected DSLR, has been a prolific quizzer and has an insatiable appetite for reading.

Saravanan Shanmugam

Saravanan Shanmugam

CTO



Saravanan Shanmugam has amassed over a decade of experience in software engineering in US and India, working with IT and e-commerce giants like eBay, Walmart and Cognizant Technology Solutions and mixing it up with startups like LocalCircles and at ChefHost with Abhi where he headed technology development. Sarav is a passionate coder who tirelessly works towards expanding his skills and staying abreast of the latest developments in technology while giving back to the developer community.