About Us

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GupShup is the leading smart messaging platform that handles over 4 billion messages per month and has processed over 150 billion messages in total. It offers APIs for developers to build Interactive, Programmable, Omni-channel messaging bots and services as well as SDKs to enable in-app and in-web messaging. Unlike plain-text messages, GupShup's innovative smart-messages contain structured data and intelligence, thus enabling advanced messaging workflows and automation. GupShup has been a pioneer in messaging and bots, long before they became trendy. GupShup's platform provides tools for the entire bot lifecycle enabling developers to quickly and easily build, test, deploy, monitor and track bots. GupShup smart messaging platform is also highly scalable, available and reliable with intelligent message routing capabilities trusted by developers in more than 30,000 businesses. GupShup's smart messaging APIs have enabled it to grow at a CAGR of over 75% for the last 4 years and become a leading messaging platform that is being used by several online properties, Social Media Brands and Enterprises such as FlipKart, OLA, Facebook, Twitter, ZeeTV, HDFC and ICICI for mobile engagement.

Meet the Team

Beerud Sheth

Beerud Sheth

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Beerud is responsible for the overall strategy, execution and growth. Under his leadership, Gupshup has become the global leader in messaging and bots. He also founded Elance, world's largest online services marketplace. He played various leadership roles at different stages of the company's growth, including product & business strategy, product management, marketing & business development, and remains on the board of directors. Prior to founding Elance, he worked in the financial services industry modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and before that at Citicorp Securities. His graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering.

Beerud earned an M.S. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a holder of 2 technology patents.

Ravi Sundararajan

Ravi Sundararajan

Chief Operating Officer

Ravi heads Sales, Marketing, Support and Product Operations. Under his leadership Gupshup has become a leading cloud messaging business that supports nearly 4 billion messages per month. He was also the Founder and CEO of a cloud analytics startup, and also held various senior executive roles at Symantec including leading solutions development, product management, sales and marketing for Symantec's cloud data management and information security solutions. Before that he was General Manager of Enterprise Content Delivery and Cloud Services business at Akamai, Vice President at Palm/Handspring (now HP) and Engagement Manager at McKinsey. He has been awarded US patents for innovative cloud data management inventions and is a frequent speaker at digital industry summits. He started his career at Sun Microsystems where he was a key member of design team that built Sun's first 64-bit server system Ultra-1 for the Internet data center and cloud computing market.

Ravi earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Amit Shrivastav

Amit Shrivastav

VP Finance

Amit heads the Finance, Legal & Secretarial Function at Gupshup. He brings with him around 16 years of rich work experience in the fields of Corporate Finance, Business Planning & Strategy, Capital Markets, Compliance & Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit functions.

Kunal Patke

Kunal Patke

VP Engineering

Kunal heads the Engineering function including architecture, development and delivery. He has over two decades of experience in leading teams involved in developing products and frameworks in diverse technologies such has Java, .Net , SQL server and Oracle. In the past, he has held several Engineering management positions both in startups as well as larger organizations including CMC and HCL America Inc. He was one of the primary architects in building an innovative SOA based EAI framework for integrating diverse enterprise applications for Softplus inc. which was later acquired by US Interactive Ltd. Having worked with both product and services based software companies, Kunal strongly believes in providing simple business solutions for seemingly complex Engineering problems.

Kunal holds a Computer Engineering degree from VJTI, Mumbai.

Meet the team:

Beerud Sheth

Beerud Sheth

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Beerud is responsible for the overall strategy, execution and growth of Gupshup. He also founded Elance, the world's largest online services marketplace and has also played various leadership roles at different stages of the company's growth.

Ravi Sundararajan

Ravi Sundararajan

Chief Operating Officer

Ravi heads Sales, Marketing, Support and Product Operations. Under his leadership Gupshup has become a leading messaging business that supports over 4 billion messages per month. He also held executive roles at Symantec, Mckinsey and was GM at Akamai and VP at Palm.

Amit Shrivastav

Amit Shrivastav

VP Finance

Amit heads the Finance, Legal & Secretarial Function at Gupshup. He brings with him around 16 years of rich work experience in the fields of Corporate Finance, Business Planning & Strategy, Capital Markets, Compliance & Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit functions.

Kunal Patke

Kunal Patke

VP Engineering

Kunal, who heads the Engineering team, has over two decades of experience in leading teams involved in developing products in diverse technologies. Prior to Gupshup, he has held several Engineering Management positions at organizations like CMC and HCL America Inc.

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