We are in the initial stages of entering the $84 billion Indian education market. We are forming strategic alliances with key players here to cater to K12, Higher Ed and Test Prep markets.
Among all your previous achievements which one would you like to discuss in detail here?
Previously, I played a significant role in establishing the operations of Freescale Semiconductor ($6 billion MNC) in Bangalore. I created and led teams that built software for next-generation mobile phones and platforms. (Even today, I am known for my innovative contribution that resulted in the first voice call that was ever made on a Freescale mobile platform in Bangalore!) In Freescale, I won many awards and accolades and wore many hats.
I was the founding member of the Patent Committee at the Bangalore center, which helped increase patent disclosures and research papers. I published and presented a research paper on “using reconfigurable hardware in mobile phones” at GSPx Conference 2006, Santa Clara, USA and was recognized on a global platform as the Track Leader for wireless segment for my outstanding research paper. I also played a critical role in the Motorola-Freescale Technical Collaboration between Freescale India and Motorola France.
You started an interesting venture in 2007. What was so unique about this particular one?
In 2007, I founded JobeeHive, a startup that launched JobeeHive.com and built social media tools for enterprises and consumers. JobeeHive.com is a unique web 2.0 professional-social network that enables professionals and students to research employers across industry sectors and locations. I grew this startup from scratch to make it the biggest employer-research focused internet platform in India (source: Alexa.com). JobeeHive.com was named in the Top 10 Indian Technology Startups in February 2009 featured in DARE Magazine. JAM Magazine named JobeeHive one of the hottest startups in 2009.