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Board of Directors

Aditi Avasthi

Aditi Avasthi

Director

Aditi Avasthi, CEO, Embibe, took on entrepreneurship in 2012, with an aim to democratise education. The limitations in her personal education experience fuelled her drive to solve the problem of standardised education forced upon students. Her goal was to get to the heart of the problem and devise a dynamic self-updating curriculum, designed on the principles of how learning itself works, which she achieved by creating Embibe’s unique ‘Knowledge Graph’.

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Rajeev Pathak

Rajeev Pathak

Director

Rajeev is a Master of Technology from BITS, Pilani and a management post-graduate from IIM, Bangalore. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology industry, with majority of the career dedicated to working with Wipro. He is credited with building world class team of 1,000+ people in Wipro who delivered more than 20 products an year. He founded Software Products Group there and took their business to US$ 100 Million within 4 years.

Sampathkumar Pudhukottai

Sampathkumar Pudhukottai

Director

Sampathkumar Pudhukottai, or Sampath, is a tech entrepreneur and business problem-solver, with over two decades of rich experience in the technology industry. He has worked extensively with software product companies, in India and in the US.Before coming on board at Embibe, Sampath had started his own EdTech venture, ‘Imagin8ors’. In his capacity as its founder, he focused on building an interest-led, adaptive learning platform in the early education market, serving children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, along with their parents and teachers.

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Our Core Team

Ram Jayaram

Ram Jayaram

Sr. Engineering Manager

Ram has over 13 years of experience in developing and being an architect of software products. Ram completed his Bachelors of Physics in Madurai Kamraj University and BE from Anna University. He played the role of software architect and consultant at Wipro Technologies before funtoot. Ram has won several awards in his career.

Darshan Somaiah

Darshan Somaiah

PAAS Marketing Manager

Darshan has 12+ years of experience in multi-channel marketing. He has worked in diversified industries like IT/ITES, K-12, global publishing houses, digital agency, ISV’s and Retail sectors across startup, emerging and enterprise segments. He is very passionable in driving customer attention for any given product or service. He has completed his B.E from Viswesvaraya Technological University and has studied executive program from IIM Calcutta.

Naveen Mishra

Naveen Mishra

Director-PAAS

Professional with 13 years of rich experience in Corporate Sales, Marketing, Key Account management and Team Management. Worked & excelled in companies like Educational Initiatives. HDFC Life & ICICI Prudential. Versatility in working with diverse industries in Central & North India & superseding predefined targets and accomplishing consistent growth in turnovers by effective team handling. MBA from Department of Business Management, Nagpur University.

Former Investors

Inventus Capital Partners is managed by entrepreneurs and industry-operating veterans with the singular goal of making new entrepreneurs successful. They have financed and guided over 120 founding teams to dozens of successful IPOs or acquisitions, creating over $30 billion in aggregate wealth for founders and shareholders.

Mumbai angels is today amongst India’s leading angel group. With investments across varied sectors like agriculture, education, healthcare, IT, finance, telecom etc they have established themselves as an angel group willing to back great teams with sound business plans.

 

Aditi Avasthi


Aditi Avasthi, CEO, Embibe, took on entrepreneurship in 2012, with an aim to democratise education. The limitations in her personal education experience fuelled her drive to solve the problem of standardised education forced upon students. Her goal was to get to the heart of the problem and devise a dynamic self-updating curriculum, designed on the principles of how learning itself works, which she achieved by creating Embibe’s unique 'Knowledge Graph'.
Before founding Embibe, Aditi played a key role in improving processes and products of companies such as AIMIL, Siemens and Bain & Company. She took on crucial leadership roles in Barclays and TCS, where she impacted business outcomes in international markets. Aditi is an electronics engineering graduate and holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Over the years, for her contribution to education, Aditi has been recognised by Vogue, BBC, Amazon, Fortune and Economic Times, among others. The many accolades she has received include ET Prime Accenture Vahini Innovator of the Year—2019, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year—2019 & 2015 by Indian Education Congress, CEO of the Year—2019 by CEO Monthly, Vogue Woman of the Year—2018, BBC 100 Women—2017, Best AI Company in Education—2017 by Amazon, BWDisrupt 40 Under 40—2017 by Business World and Fortune 40 Under 40—2015, to name a few.

Sampathkumar Pudhukottai


Sampathkumar Pudhukottai, or Sampath, is a tech entrepreneur and business problem-solver, with over two decades of rich experience in the technology industry. He has worked extensively with software product companies, in India and in the US.Before coming on board at Embibe, Sampath had started his own EdTech venture, 'Imagin8ors'. In his capacity as its founder, he focused on building an interest-led, adaptive learning platform in the early education market, serving children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, along with their parents and teachers.

With a bachelor’s degree from IIT-Madras, and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta, Sampath has worn many hats over the course of his career. He was a founding team member of renowned VC firm Kalaari capital, and in his stint there, was a hands-on investor, serving on the boards of many technology startups. During this period, his portfolio included internet, digital commerce and software product companies including Urbanladder, Magzter, and as things came full circle, Embibe.

Sampath has an avid interest in the science of learning, and in building Intelligent Learning Systems. His domain, product, and technology background, in conjunction with his vast repertoire of experience, qualify him as a competent, hands-on leader for product development at Embibe. Furthermore, his empathetic approach towards both students and teachers, along with his skill to build enablers that motivate and help students achieve their potential, make him uniquely suited to propel Embibe forward, as one of our senior leaders.