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Who we are?

India was faced with the challenge of overcoming a lack of digital awareness, low smartphone adoption, linguistic challenges and unavailability of local content – but Indus OS saw a need and pledged to fill it. Through breakthrough innovations, Indus OS brought together app developers, smartphone brands and users on a single home-grown content and commerce platform, designed to suit the specific needs of the Indian consumers.

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 - 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.

  • 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

  • Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

    Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

    Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

    Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC) is Samsung’s investment arm that actively invests in future-oriented businesses based on new and innovative technologies that are expected to serve as new growth engines. With investments in over 200 companies, Samsung Venture Investment’s mission is to be a global pioneering CVC that contributes to society and the Samsung group.

  • 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.

  • VenturEast

    VenturEast

    VenturEast

    VenturEast is one of the longest standing Venture capital fund managers in India, investing since 1997 and managing close to $325+ million. VenturEast is possibly the only Indian Fund Manager that has dedicated funds and teams for each sector- life sciences & healthcare, and separately for technology driven businesses.

  • JSW Ventures

    JSW Ventures

    JSW Ventures

    JSW Ventures is an early-stage tech focused venture capital fund based in Mumbai. They believe that technology drives innovation and innovation creates the future. They are enthusiastic about disruptive trends led by technology that are shaping the way businesses and customers consume products and services and interact with each other. JSW Ventures extends its partnership not just through capital but a commitment to build exceptional companies.

  • 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.

  • 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.