About Us

About Us

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gupshup is the leading smart messaging platform. Gupshup enables businesses to build engaging conversational experiences seamlessly across 30+ messaging channels using a single API. Gupshup offers a comprehensive product portfolio that includes an easy to use omni-channel messaging API, advanced bot building platform and mobile marketing tools. Gupshup's messaging platform handles over 4.5 billion messages per month and has processed over 225 billion messages so far, enabling over 36,900 businesses send messages to nearly a billion users across channels including SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Slack, WeChat, Viber, Android RCS, Mobile App and Mobile Web. GupShup has grown rapidly by helping several leading Enterprises such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, FlipKart, OLA, ICICI, HDFC, Citibank, DishTV and HUL better engage and retain their consumers.

Meet the Team

Beerud Sheth

Beerud Sheth

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Beerud is the cofounder and CEO of Gupshup, the world's leading platform for cloud messaging and conversational experiences. It is used by over 30K+ developers and handles over 4.5 billion messages per month. He previously founded and led Elance (now Upwork, a publicly listed company), the pioneer of online freelancing and the gig economy.

Prior to founding Elance, he worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Citicorp Securities.

His graduate research, at the MIT Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning agents for personalized news filtering. Beerud earned an M.S. in Computer Science from MIT & a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal.

Ravi Sundararajan

Ravi Sundararajan

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Ravi heads Product, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Support for GupShup. Under his leadership GupShup has grown to become the leading Smart Messaging Platform that is being used by over 36,000 businesses to build conversational experiences and better engage with their consumers.

Prior to GupShup, Ravi was 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 & Company. 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 (now Oracle) 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 has earned an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard University.

Amit Shrivastav

Amit Shrivastav

Chief Financial Officer

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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