WHO WE ARE
Our story began in 2009 at IIT Madras. We started out as a student team that was struggling to install a vision library in Ubuntu. With the support of the ecosystem at IIT Madras we represented IIT Madras and India in various robotics competitions around the world.
As a student team, we also took up challenging consulting assignments to get hands-on knowledge about solving real-life problems. We built prototypes for the inspection of overhead lines for railways, inspection of biscuits, inspection of raw rubber, identification of grain boundaries, classification of weld defects and auto-enhancement of images.
After internships at Microsoft, Qualcomm, Schlumberger and NetApp, we knew that the time had come to start HyperVerge.
Meet The Team
Resident yogi and the grand old man of HyperVerge, Kedar is the co-founder and CEO.
Apple fanboy Kedar is like a walking Apple keynote address, prefixing super and amazing to every description. He takes immense pride in the gradually improving sex ratio at the workplace, and makes a show of it by telling anyone ready to listen that women work here. When Kedar is not in his “super-productive” mode, you can find him eating palak paneer or egg curry, smearing cakes on unknowing employees and furiously swiping away on 9GAG.
A master strategist, Kedar is the driving force of the team with his incredible energy and passion coupled with his structured, methodical approach to work.
Vignesh ‘KV’ Krishnakumar is a co-founder and CTO at HyperVerge.
With the ability to fall asleep anywhere and anytime, his “power-naps” can be heard before they can be seen. In his loafing time, he is often found making poor attempts at cracking jokes and spending hours talking on the phone trying to debug his way through a person that he finds more complicated and enchanting than deep-learning.
KV is the brain behind most of what we do at HyperVerge. His intelligence, leadership, clarity of thought and amazing execution is what enables our technology to compete with the best in the world.
Kishore ‘NK’ Natarajan is a Co-founder of HyperVerge.
In addition to being the butt of everyone’s jokes, his posterior is also at the receiving end of kicks on everyone’s birthdays. Afflicted by FOMO (fear of missing out) over the past year, every minute of his free time is spent on one of the 100+ apps that he has on his phone. Needless to say, he spends a good part of the day trying to find a plugpoint to charge his phone and the half a dozen battery packs he owns.
Kishore is the most enthusiastic person in our team. This passion for work, crazy drive to get work done and genuine care for people is infectious and is admired by all.
Saivenkatesh ‘Psycho’ Ashokkumar is a co-founder and head of Engineering at HyperVerge.
True to his nickname, you can be assured that if you get on the wrong side of Sai, you will have to face the unthinkable weird consequences. When he’s not writing thousands of lines of code while listening to Beethoven, he is usually busy creeping out teammates with awkward handshakes, threatening gestures and weird laughter, sometimes all at the same time.
Sai brings in disciplined execution in several critical areas with little or no margin for error. His tranquility, ability to stay grounded and relentless execution is the force behind our technology platform.
Praveen ‘Bracket’ Kumar is a co-founder of HyperVerge. He is everyone’s go-to source for information on their “person of interest”. It is not uncommon for a serious conversation with Bracket to be punctuated by silence as he gets lost in thoughts about the product, his past love life, present love life, and future love life.
Bracket fuels our product vision with his knowledge, incredible passion, energy and endearing quirk.
Anusha GonuguntlaHead - Outreach
Anusha is the Outreach Juggernaut, bugging people till they give in and use our product (we’re not kidding).
Actually the nicest person on the team, her exclamations of surprise comprising only vowels in different intonations keep us highly entertained. With overflowing enthusiasm only second to Kishore’s, she is always trying to plan the team’s next trip.
Anusha has the amazing ability to form a rapport with anyone which makes her the ideal person for our Outreach initiatives. She is a very hard worker and helps out on building relationships with investors and advisors.
Head - Outreach
Rajath KMHead - Partnerships
Rajath is the Head of Partnerships at HyperVerge
Rajath is the CFO (Chief Food Officer) at HyperVerge, constantly dragging the team to try out new and (sometimes) disastrous food places every week. His daily workout involves eating, reading, eating, stalking Product Hunt, and cycling to the canteen for refills.
An extremely versatile person, Rajath is always enthusiastic to take up challenges in different areas. He contributes immensely towards Partnerships, Design and Social Marketing.
Head - Partnerships
Hariprasad PSHead: Algorithms (HyperVerge Documents)
Hari is an important member of our Algorithms Team.
Hari looks like, and is a fan of Tamil actor Vijay, albeit without the charisma and dancing abilities. He is always trying to convince the team that we need to catch the next Tamil masala movie, only to get dragged off for Bollywood movies with no subtitles. Very rarely doing anything funny himself, his is often the first and loudest laughter you hear when someone else is the victim.
Hari has an immense passion for cracking unsolved problems. He focuses on extensive training of deep neural networks and monitoring them learn until they produce desirable results.
Nikhil NaphadeHead: Algorithms (HyperVerge Satellite)
Nikhil is an important member of our Algorithms Team.
Definitely not the funny guy of HyperVerge, Nikhil’s jokes are the kind you run away from, and run as fast as you can. His anticlimactic laugh and single frequency voice often transform serious situations into hilarious ones and vice versa. He is notorious for being the office prankster and is often the cause of various unexplainable situations.
Nikhil is an extremely disciplined and dedicated researcher. He develops solutions for several big data problems in the space of satellite imagery and machine vision
Prasanna SridharHead: Engineering
Prasanna is an integral member of our Engineering Team.
Prasanna ‘Monk’ Sridhar is jokingly referred to as the CDO (Chief DotA Officer) of HyperVerge. You can expect him to have a Quantum Mechanics-based answer to every question, regardless of whether he is awake or asleep when it is asked. This applies even for questions such as “What is for lunch today?”. He is famous for installing Ubuntu on the laptops of everyone he meets.
Prasanna is a highly perseverant researcher, with tremendous patience. He focuses on solving machine learning problems and how to integrate it as per the client's requirements which is painstaking and require persistence.
Adarsh TadimariHead: Algorithms (HyperVerge Security)
Adarsh is an integral member of our Algorithms Team.
Adarsh ‘Big Boy’ Tadimari is the child genius at HyperVerge, resembling one in both looks and size. Earlier excited about working in United States, his enthusiasm dropped considerably when most pubs refused him entry even without asking for his age. When not sitting in office surrounded by his pink accessories, he can be found tearing up his opponents on the Tennis Court.
Adarsh is a superstar at software development, churning large amount of structured code that work like magic. He channelizes his high levels of energy efficiently to contribute wherever required, and with quick results.
Sanchit MehtaHead: Integrations
Sanchit leads efforts on all our integrations.
Sanchit is the guy who drags the team out for movies, but ends up sleeping through most of them. A compulsive social media addict, his day is not complete without umpteen visits to Facebook and Quora. He is a hacker by heart and was known for winning hackathons at his previous company.
Sanchit brings with him extensive backend knowledge plus the ability to hack apps on any platform - Android, iOS or Windows.