Our Team

Shradha Sharma

Shradha Sharma

Shradha Sharma is the Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. Shradha lives her life in stories. And believes, every story is unique and every story matters. Armed with degrees from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad, prior to founding YourStory Shradha worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18. In 2015, she was selected in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world. Also in 2015 (March) Sharma received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.

Abhishek Nandi

Abhishek Nandi

Abhishek heads technology at YourStory. He has over 8yrs experience in working with companies like Infosys, Huawei R&D and MoEngage. Prior to joining YourStory Abhishek ran his own startup Odiocast, a storytelling platform which focused on the content creation and consumption for the new billion. He has deep technical know-how and has built several large scale, high visibility applications ground-up. He has a keen interest in user experience design and technology architecture. He also helps out the startup community in every way possible, by advising people with their apps, products and better ways to architect their products.

Kirti Punia

Kirti Punia

Kirti leads operations and new initiatives at YourStory. She graduated from VIT University with a major in Computer Science and then joined Deloitte Consulting where she worked with tech enterprises and startups. Looking to be where the action was, she joined YourStory in early 2013. She swears by the power of context, courage and composure. She can juggle more balls than you can throw at her, and can beat you at a game of poker(face)

Suma Ramachandran

Suma Ramachandran

Suma heads content strategy at YourStory. A former print journalist, she spent a decade in financial research outsourcing, turning a support function into a highly profitable business line at her last job with Amba Research (now a Moody's company). Loves creating content that is engaging and insightful (or just plain entertaining) and is amazed by how new media has levelled the playing field for those who have a compelling story to tell. Loves tea, coffee and grammar in equal measure.

Dipti Nair

Dipti Nair

An award-winning journalist, Dipti Nair has a rich career spanning 20 years in the Print, Web, Television, and the Internet Radio space. Dipti loves writing about places and people to bring out their untold stories. She is particularly keen to explore the intersection of technology and human behaviour; and at YourStory, India’s largest digital platform for startups and entrepreneurs, she is documenting this interesting phenomenon through storytelling. At present, she is building a new platform to tell stories of small and medium businesses called, SMBStory

Aditya Ranade

Aditya Ranade

The art of storytelling is at the heart of Aditya’s work. For over 6 years, he has honed a deep passion for illustrations and graphics, driven by the principles of good communication design. “The devil is in the detail”, is the philosophy he follows and defines pretty much everything he does. Combined with the skill of filmmaking, he tries to create enchanting narratives with meticulous details. He has a post-graduate diploma in Film & Video Communication from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Nagpur University

Mansi Kelkar

Mansi Kelkar

Mansi is the News Editor at YourStory and has over 12 years of experience editing copies. Clear and simple, short and sweet is how she likes a story, and she is always decoding the big business idea in every copy she reads. Mansi was with a financial news-wire for nine years in her last stint, and has a Masters in Defence Studies and Strategic Analysis from Pune University and a PG diploma in journalism from SIMC. Having tried her hand at programming, teaching, Spanish and painting, she decided the written word was what interested her the most and has made it her life goal.

Vishal Krishna

Vishal Krishna

In his 2.5 years at YourStory, Vishal Krishna has met 885 startups. As Business Editor, he is the bridge between corporate and startup innovation. Vishal has over 15 years of experience under his belt and specialises on the impact of technology on consumers and industries such as automobile and retail.

Raktima Agarwal

Raktima Agarwal

Raktima holds YourStory's purse strings as the controller of finance. A calm disposition, and an ever-present warm smile are the hallmarks of Raktima. Before joining YourStory, she was with Janalaxmi Financial Institution as a treasury manager and holds a Chartered Accountancy degree. In her free time, one can find her watching a movie, rustling up something great in her kitchen, or relaxing with her family.

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Dr. Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series (http://amzn.to/NpHAoE). His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. He has travelled to over 90 countries around the world, and is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz.

Madan graduated from IIT Bombay and the University of Massachusetts, and has worked in the US, Brazil, Italy, Sweden and Singapore. He is also a charter member at TiE Bangalore, and adjunct faculty at IIIT-Bangalore. Madan can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao

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