“World's First Regional Operating System”

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vision

To create the mobile ecosystem for the next 1 billion smartphone users from emerging markets in their native language.

Who we are?

Indus OS has revolutionized the mobile industry by introducing the World’s First Regional Operating System

India’s #2, Indus OS is addressing one of the developing world’s biggest challenges – to develop technology to cater to the economic, social and regional diversity. In our mission, we are using the smartphone as the medium to connect the digital world with the masses. We are the first to deeply customize a smartphone experience that meets the real needs of the emerging market’s regional language speaking citizens through innovation, simplification and localization.

The Indus OS currently supports 12 major languages and is intended to digitally connect the next 1 billion people in the emerging markets. Indus OS recently raised $5 million Series A funding led by Omidyar Network.

Awards & Recognition

Meet the team

  • Rakesh Deshmukh

    Rakesh Deshmukh

    CEO

    Rakesh Deshmukh

    RakeshDeshmukh, Co-founder, Director and CEO of Indus, is the driving force behind the company’s growth and rapid global expansion. He has an ideal blend of technical understanding and business acumen, combined with great people skills. He is a pragmatic, strategic thinker, with a lot of insights for structuring a sound strategy.

  • Akash Dongre

    Akash Dongre

    CPO

    Akash Dongre

    Akash handles Product and Operations at Indus. He is responsible for conceptualizing, selecting, and driving the development of products. A mobile technology expert, he has gained rich experience in the ideation, strategy and delivery of mobile devices, customized OS, applications and software solutions. Akash holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay. He is a travel freak, a half marathoner, biker and a foodie.

  • Sudhir B

    Sudhir B

    CTO

    Sudhir B

    Sudhir is the technology brains behind Indus. He heads product architecture, design and development - overall technology. He had studied Electronics from IIT Bombay. His entrepreneurial adventures date all the way back to his IIT days when he had interned with multiple startups and later met Rakesh & Akash when he set forth on the Indus journey. There is more about Sudhir on his personal website - http://sudhir.rocks .

  • Vaibhav Shastri

    Vaibhav Shastri

    Director - Sales

    Vaibhav Shastri

    Vaibhav has an experience of 14 years in sales and distribution of mobile handsets at a National level, started his career with Reliance Infocom; worked for Brightpoint India (a multinational distribution company) followed by Telemart communications. With his decade-long experience in mobile handset procurement, supply-chain management, production and sales and distribution, he is now part of the Indus Team. Overseeing launch of the product globally as Sales Director.

  • Amit Padalkar

    Amit Padalkar

    Vice President, Engineering

    Amit Padalkar

    Amit heads the Engineering function including architecture, development and delivery. He has over fifteen years of experience in leading teams involved in developing products and frameworks in diverse technologies. In the past, he has held several engineering positions both in startups as well as larger organizations including Microsoft and Persistent Systems and is quite hands on even today when it comes to technology. He was one of the core team members who built Gupshup and various other products for Webaroo Inc. Having worked with both product and services based software companies, Amit strongly believes in providing simple business solutions for seemingly complex problems. Amit holds a Masters degree from IIT, Bombay.

  • Manish Sharma

    Manish Sharma

    Vice President - Business Development

    Manish Sharma

    Manish has over two decades of rich diversified and qualitative experience in Sales, Business Development, Strategic Planning & Alliances, Product & Brand Management, Vendor Management and Distribution within Telecom and FMCG industries. With his vast experience in the field & after having worked in diverse industry verticals, he is now part of the Indus Team overseeing tie-ups and launch of the product with all Indian Brands/OEM’s as VP – Business Development.

  • Aakash Kumar

    Aakash Kumar

    Vice President - New Initiatives

    Aakash Kumar

    Aakash leads cross-functional teams spanning product, business, technology and design to create new products and platforms for Indus' consumers to discover and access content, commerce and community interactions within the fabric of their device. He is a serial entrepreneur and an active angel investor, and prior to joining Indus, Aakash led product and business strategy for Housing.com as their Chief Strategy Officer. An IIT-Bombay 2010 graduate, he started his entrepreneurial journey in 2008 and built two ventures back to back, one in the gaming space and another in the jobs classifieds space. In his spare time he enjoys reading non-fiction.

  • S. Lakshminarayanan

    S. Lakshminarayanan

    CFO

    S. Lakshminarayanan

    Lakshminarayanan, CFO of Indus OS is responsible for Finance, Accounts and Compliance. A CA and PGP from Indian School of Business (ISB), he has 12 years of experience in Finance, Accounts and Strategy domain. He has worked in the Stock Exchange, Power Exchange and NBFC domain. He is a professor of Finance & Strategy, a dance enthusiast, a movie buff, likes reading and a foodie.

  • Abhimanyu Lamba

    Abhimanyu Lamba

    AVP - Marketing

    Abhimanyu Lamba

    Abhimanyu heads marketing at Indus OS. A graduate of IIT Roorkee, he started his career in Dubai and also worked in Australia on brand building and marketing across digital platforms. His varied interests in music, Karate, meditation and sports allow him to add a balance of analytical and creative abilities to take Indus OS to the next billion smartphone users.

  • Ajit Khabya

    Ajit Khabya

    Senior Lead - Business Analyst

    Ajit Khabya

    Ajit heads the analytics vertical at Indus OS. A 2010 batch graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Ajit has an overall experience of 6 years in the field of Analytics & Data Science. He has previously worked on several assignments from Pharma, Ad marketplace & Gaming Analytics domain. In his free time he likes to watch movies & enjoys the occasional trek.

  • Nikhil Karwall

    Nikhil Karwall

    Head - Design

    Nikhil Karwall

    Nikhil heads the design and user experience vertical at Indus. An alumnus of IDC - IIT Bombay with over 10 years of experience in the design and research space, he is a two-time recipient of the CII Design Excellence Award. Along with creative pursuits, he is an avid movie buff, traveller and a coffee enthusiast.

  • Anand Singh

    Anand Singh

    Program Director - Localization

    Anand Singh

    Anand comes with a 12+ years of experience in the Localization & Learning industry. He had been an entrepreneur running a start-up for 3 years focused at developing Technology and Patient education solutions in the Life-science domain. He joins Indus to head the Language solutions Team as Program Director- Localization.

Advisors & Investors

  • Omidyar Network

    Omidyar Network

    Omidyar Network

    Omidyar Network was established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. The company has committed more than $780 million to non-profit organizations and for-profit companies across multiple investment areas, including Consumer Internet & Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.In January 2016, Indus OS received $5 Million in Series A funding which was led by Omidyar Network.

  • Hari Padmanabhan

    Hari Padmanabhan

    Chairman and Mentor

    Hari Padmanabhan

    Hari angel invested in Indus while cofounding the company with the entrepreneurial team from IIT Mumbai. Hari is the Executive Chairman of the Encore Group and applies business acumen and strategic vision to lead the company. Hari holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT Kanpur and a master’s degree in business administration from IIM Kolkata.

  • Viswanath Ramachandran

    Viswanath Ramachandran

    Advisor

    Viswanath Ramachandran

    Viswanath Ramachandran (Vishy) is founder & CEO of an early stage start-up in the consumer Internet space. Prior to this, he was co-founder & COO/CTO of GupShup - India's largest enterprise mobile messaging company.Vishy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown, and a B.Tech. CSE from IIT Bombay.

  • Pranay Chulet

    Pranay Chulet

    Pranay Chulet

    PranayChulet is an Indian entrepreneur and business executive. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Quikr.

  • Amit Gupta

    Amit Gupta

    Amit Gupta

    Amit Gupta is co-founder & president at InMobi, a global mobile advertising and technology platform

  • Naveen Tewari

    Naveen Tewari

    Naveen Tewari

    Naveen Tewari is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of InMobi, a global mobile advertising and technology platform

  • Kunal Bahl

    Kunal Bahl

    Kunal Bahl

    Kunal Bahl is an Indian entrepreneur, co founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Snapdeal

  • Rohit Bansal

    Rohit Bansal

    Rohit Bansal

    Rohit Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur, cofounder and COO of e-commerce platform Snapdeal.

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    Mayank Singhal

    Mayank Singhal

    Mr.Mayank Singhal serves as Associate Director at Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. Mr.Singhal co-leads the Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited's consumer, internet and healthcare efforts in India. He serves as Director of Hugefly Technologies Pvt Ltd. He holds MBA from Stanford University

  • Akhil Chainwala

    Akhil Chainwala

    Akhil Chainwala

    Akhil is an alumni of London School of Economics & Political Science. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and he is currently a board member at Quikr & Saltside Technologies. He is also working as a Venture and Growth Investor at Kinnevik AB, a Swedish investment company.

GROWTH

Indus has revolutionized the mobile industry by introducing the world’s first regional operating system.