Pushpinder is well known in the industry for strong visionary skills, architecture and
business acumen. Pushpinder was most recently the V.P Technology and acting CTO for
INCA Informatics where he played a significant and major role in a turnaround creating
the Telecom OSS business vision as well as it's execution resulting in $3 m in revenues
and value. He has, in the past, provided Sustenance, Continuity and providing thrust to
an existing world leading product (Quark Xpress). Creation & contribution has been a
hallmark of his career and he has been instrumental in creating and taking to market
multiple products of repute at Quark, ARI Labs and Aplion Networks.
Realizing that Technology does not play any significant role in making a passenger's travel comfortable he ventured on to create Travelkhana which is a platform for travelers to use to buy food - a much needed and underserved segment. Pushpinder has graduated with a Masters in Science Degree in Computer Science from BITS- Pilani and B.Tech from IIT-BHU.
Matteo Chiampo, Chief Advisor & Strategic Investor
Matteo has a history of delivering tangible and measurable results in entrepreneurial and high growth organizations, in multiple countries and across diverse cultures. In his last positions as COO he led operations at Eko India Financial Services, an innovative bottom-of-the-pyramid financial services organization, reaching more than 12 lakh customers over 10 Cr transactions. Prior to Eko, Matteo co-founded and was COO at William George Associates a leading project management consulting firm in Boston Massachusets which under Matteo's leadership has grown to become the largest EPM Microsoft partner in the North-East US, with annual revenues in excess of $ 1M. In his early career Matteo has contributed to the phenomenal growth of Parametric Technology Corporation the world leader in 3D CAD applications after starting his working life in the Formula One team BMS Scuderia Italia. Creating value at the bottom of the pyramid as well as creating successful startups is his passion and thus in addition to his role as a seasoned executive, Matteo is also an investor as well as an advisor to various early-stage startups in India. Matteo is an MBA in General Management from School of Management, Boston University & MS in Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Siddharth Misra, Director - Marketing Operations
Siddharth is an expert in setting up and managing operations especially at a scale of bottom of the pyramid services. He single handedly setup and managed operations Eko India Financial Services in his last assignment. He started with 'SKS Microfinance' where he was responsible for starting their 'Operations in Eastern UP', in 2007. Within 5 months, he expanded the operation by 5 branches and 2700 clients and led a team of around 30 field staffs. Thus, setup a strong platform for future growth. An avid quizzer, he is a multiple time regional winner of 'Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz'. Siddharth holds PGDBM in Agri business.
Sandeep Dhodi, Head - Channel Sales
Sandeep Dhodi started his career with the FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever Limited where he learned the
tricks of channel sales and distribution management. At HUL Sandeep has always set new standards by
his efforts for which he was also awarded with the Director's award. But his desire to work in challenging
environment and his entrepreneurial skills took him to the start-up world. Travelkhana is Sandeep's third
start up project. The other two start-ups that Sandeep has been associated with are Zodhita and Eko
India Financial Services. At Zodhita Sandeep lead sales & marketing and developed sales channel for
the antiperspirant range of products along with execution of marketing campaigns. This led to the strong
foundation for a promising future. At Eko India Financial Services Sandeep successfully expanded the
business correspondent operations to newer geographies and closely worked with banks in providing
banking to the unbanked areas under RBI's financial inclusion scheme. Sandeep also contributed to Eko's
marketing department where he was responsible for trade marketing and agency management. A die-hard
fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Sandeep loves to play cricket, badminton and to live a small town life.
Sandeep is an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Amity University and certified from Accenture on various supply chain modules.