ABOUT

ORGANIZATION

We're a bunch of ordinary folks who like building great things with technology.

In the next ten years we want these things to benefit at least half the world's people.

  • 5,50,000 Active Devices

  • 2,50,000 Daily Active Users

  • 45mins Average time spent
    per user per day

  • #3 3rd largest stock market
    app in India

PRODUCTS

As a first step in this direction, our products are giving more and more people the confidence and tools to enter, survive and thrive in financial markets.

  • Market Pulse

    India's 3rd largest stock market app that helps people make better, faster, more informed market decisions.

    Market Pulse
  • Market Vidhya

    An educational app that empowers people with market skills, knowledge, news and insights.

    Market Vidhya
  • Stocker

    A news app that lets people analyse how financial news and stock markets interact and intersect.

    Stocker

PEOPLE

Amit Dhakad

Amit Dhakad

CEO/CTO

Amit is CTO first, CEO later. He shapes the organization's vision with a stubborn focus on pushing the envelope, while also leading tech practices, culture and mentoring. He enjoys reading mythology and traveling solo, and is learning to be a father. Amit believes media and education can be put to better work, capitalism must evolve or die, and any 'ism' that divides the human race is obsolete.

Inspiration: Krishna

Hiral Jain

Hiral Jain

Co-founder/CFO

Hiral breathes all things finance. Driving trading, markets, product and strategy, she swears not to rest until Market Pulse attains total independence and blockbuster profits year on year. She enjoys meditating, bird watching, finds cooking therapeutic and loves silent conversations with her guru. Convinced that humans are not designed to be tired, she never has trouble going the extra mile.

Inspiration: Harvey Specter

Ajit Dandekar

Ajit Dandekar

User Researcher

By profession and by passion, Ajit is a compulsive user researcher. His love for studying human behaviour keeps him diligently sketching people through meetings and interviews. His desire is to someday create and teach design for free. Ajit feels society should invest seriously in building good educators and finding ways to preserve every family's unique food culture.

Inspiration: Mike "Viper" Metcalf

Arshad Fahoum

Arshad Fahoum

Chief Product Officer

Part quant part documentary maker, Arshad powers traders and investors to ace the stock market using just a mobile phone. He spends his days looking for new ways to solve trading problems with technology. A dead man walking without books, music and film editing, Arshad values a minimal and creative life, and advocates the pressing need for future-ready education.

Inspiration: Andrew "Andy" Dufresne

Siddharth Adelkar

Siddharth Adelkar

Product Owner

Siddharth steers product development and revels in its dynamism: diverse teams, creative collaboration, agile, lean, and a gazillion stickies. When not moonlighting as tech editor for a social project, he tinkers with AI, NLP, ML, coding, writing, film production and photo journalism. Siddharth roots for critical thinking, digital democracy, and a fairer world for future generations.

Inspiration: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin

Nikhil Belcheda

Nikhil Belchada

Senior Developer

Juno joined as a core Python guy 3 years ago. Today he is a polyglot backend dev armed with 5 languages and a knack for DevOps and system architecture. While he can't pick his true love out of trekking, biking, reading and eating, Juno is passionate about doing something that touches people's lives, and believes, poignantly, 'we are what we think'.

Inspiration: Shinchan

Preeti Shetty

Preeti Shetty

Operations Head

In 3 years Preeti has gone from Support to Testing to User Research to Product On-boarding to Ops Head. She enjoys photography, bharatnatyam, reading fiction and, no surprises, growing with diverse teams. Eager to inspire and influence people with her life experiences, Preeti loves a good challenge, hates gossip, and believes in never giving up on one’s dreams.

Inspiration: George Bailey

Lionel Lobo

Lionel Lobo

Visual Designer

Married to his credo of 'looks good, works better', Lionel has made it his business to do a fastidious visual overhaul of all things Market Pulse. He enjoys unearthing new artists on the electronic music scene, and crunching cross-country miles in his MPV. Nothing can thrill Lionel more than watching the boundaries of design practice expand, except maybe buying a motorhome to tour the world.

Inspiration: Bibendum

Archit Sunat

Archit Sunat

User Researcher

Archit dives into a user’s mind, sets up camp, and doesn’t leave until he’s got some game-changing insights into making better products. Sprinkling his days with jazz clubs, book cafés, and religious pani puri hops, he dreams of juggling between a Brooklyn loft apartment and a Himalayan summer home. Archit views patriarchy as the original sin, and scientific illiteracy as a disturbing trend.

Inspiration: Dr. Gregory House

Abhishek Nayak

Abhishek Nayak

Backend Developer

Abhishek is a backend ninja, building systems that serve hundreds of thousands of users with near-zero downtime. At least that's what his parents think. He loves playing four-note tunes on the flute, single player games, and making lists of must-read books that he never reads. Abhishek aims to build at least one open-source project for the community, and strongly believes RCB will win this time.

Inspiration: One-Punch Man

Manish Malviya

Manish Malviya

iOS Developer

Manish is an iOS dev, otherwise known as 'one who programs your smartphone's brain'. Robotics and automation make him tick. Don't tell his wife, but he has a secret stash of hardware at home that he loves to break apart and put back together. Manish thinks politics is the archenemy of world peace, and hopes to someday build a device that people love using every day.

Inspiration: Goku