Meet the Team & Partners

Management Team . Investors . Advisors . Partners

Leadership team

Abhishek Pitti
CEO & Founder

A Harvard Business School dropout, Abhishek has donned the entrepreneur’s hat to realize his vision for Nucleus Vision. He is a seasoned management professional with a penchant for startups and entrepreneurship. In his decade-long professional career, Abhishek worked as an aeronautical engineer for Gulfstream and as a management consultant for Blackstone. Prior to Nucleus Vision, Abhishek scaled his first entrepreneurial venture, LorvenSoft Tech, a company providing software services with operations in USA, Canada and India.

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Martin Dudley
Retail Partnerships

Martin Dudley is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience. He started his career at Levi Strauss & Co., managing their strategic accounts and responsible for over 300 million in annual sales. In 2005, he started consulting for fin-tech leader Progreso Financiero (now Oportun Inc) and became part of the founding management team where he headed customer acquisition. Currently, Martin is a co-founder and CMO at Bell-Boi (now Nucleus Vision) an IOT personalization company using block-chain technology to disrupt brick-and-mortar shopping.

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Avinash Pitti
CTO

With a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a Big Data and Social Analytics certification from MIT, Avinash has 14 years of extensive experience in SAP, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain implementations. His proven leadership and management skills across various industry verticals, including CRM, BFS, and oil and gas make him an important asset to Nucleus Vision.

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Brooks Atwood
Creative Director

Brooks Atwood leads all design initiatives at Nucleus Vision. He holds an Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. In a career spanning over two decades, Brooks plies his trade in architecture, design and academics. Brooks is also a TV personality and was the host of the famous TV show "Trashformers" on the FYI network. At Nucleus Vision, Brooks is responsible for overseeing and conceptualizing all design and innovation aspects of the company's products and services.

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Bryan Lemster
Lead Blockchain Developer

Brian has over eight years of experience precisely executing technology ideas, focusing on creation of custom social networks, large retail sites, native iOS apps and Android apps. He graduated from USC with a degree in Computer Science and Business.

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Nishtha Rohatgi
Director Telecom Partnerships

Nishtha Rohtagi leads the marketing team at Nucleus Vision and currently drives telecom partnerships. As a sales and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience, Nishtha has held lead roles in product and marketing for some of India’s biggest mobile networks. Prior to joining Nucleus Vision, Nishtha drove mobile advertising and monetization at Jio Infocomm, India’s largest 4G telco.

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Sushmita Sinha
Head, Sensor Development

Sushmita Sinha heads the sensor program at Nucleus Vision. A Master’s graduate in electronics and communications, Sushmita has held telecommunication roles at some of India’s largest mobile networks. Prior to joining Nucleus Vision, Sushmita held the role of Telecom QA at Crescent Systems and UAT labs.

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Chandra Sekhar
Director Business Operations

Chandra Sekhar is the director of business operations at Nucleus Vision. His domain includes everything from customer acquisition to creating value for the partners. A post graduate in Computer Science, Chandra is also a project management expert. As an certified Scrum Master, providing incisive business analysis is one of his strengths.

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Praneeth Vangari
Program Manager

Praneeth Vangari is program manager at Nucleus Vision and is responsible for timely project operations and execution. As a project management graduate and professional, Praneeth is a Prince2 certified project manager. Praneeth has over eight years of experience in project management and business operations.

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Sanjay Bisen
Director, Sensor Development

Sanjay Bisen is the Director of Sensor Development at Nucleus Vision. He is an electronics graduate and professional who has had multiple entrepreneurial stints in electronics, software and telecommunications. Prior to Nucleus Vision, Sanjay plied his 10 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT fields.

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Aditya Kadmawala
Blockchain Developer

Aditya from prestigious Indian Institute of technology is true prodigy. He is an expert in smart contracts, Ethereum and Blockchain and has worked with various startups in the fields of IoT, Blockchain and robotics. He has also won various Blockchain hackathons.

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Investors

Tim Draper
Founder, Draper Venture Network, Early Investor, Bitcoin, Skype

Tim Draper is one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world. He is the Founding Partner of Draper Associates and DFJ, which has over USD $5 billion in assets. He is also the founder of the Draper University, Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurship program. He is one of the foremost proponents of cryptocurrencies, and has received worldwide coverage for his large investments in Bitcoin.

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CS Rao
Former President Reliance Communications Founder & CEO, Quadgen

Former President of Reliance Communications, Mr. Rao is presently the Chairman and Co-Founder of Quadgen Wireless Solutions Inc. Mr. Rao served as the President and CEO of Lucent-India, and also held various vital roles at Tellabs India, CDOT, Intel India. He is the President of AUSPI India, Chairman of the WiMAX Forum India and former Chairman of ASSOCHAM, a premier National Chamber of Commerce institution in India. He holds Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Sriram Viswanathan
Co-Founder of Intel Capital Founding Managing Partner at IndusAge Global Capital

Sriram is Founding Managing Partner at IndusAge Global Capital Managers, LLC. He worked with Intel for more than 17 years and led many initiatives including Intel’s Architecture Group and Innovation/ Incubation Group. He founded IndusAge in 2012, investing in telecommunications, broadband, wireless, social and other technologies. He is an advisor and board member of more than seven portfolio companies.

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Darshan Patel
India's Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, Marketer of the Year 2015

Darshan Patel, is a leading entrepreneur in building consumer brand products. As Founder, Chairman and Managing Director at Vini Cosmetics Private Limited, Mr. Patel continues to launch brands like FOGG Body Spray, FOGG Scent, and Glam Up. Formerly Managing Director at Paras Pharmaceuticals, he was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching successful household brands like Moov, Krack, Itchguard, DermiCool, Ring Guard, D'Cold, Livon, SetWet and many more.

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Raj Mishra
Founder and Chief Investment officer, Indea Capital, Investment Banker with 20+ years experience

Raj Mishra is the founder and CEO of Indea Capital, a private investment firm. Indea Capital takes a long-term approach to investing in public and private equities globally. Previously, Raj has set up and run one of the earliest hedge funds investing in India during 2003-2015. Indea invested over US$ 1 billion on behalf of families and endowments. Prior to founding Indea Capital, Mr. Mishra worked in a senior capacity for a number of investment banks in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York.

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Robert Reagan
Technology, Strategy & Investment

Robert Reagan is veteran technologist and venture capitalist with over 2 decades of industry experience. A former entrepreneur with a successful exit, Rob has served on the board of multiple venture firms, with a sound grip over startups and emerging markets. At Nucleus Vision, Rob comes in the capacity of a strategic advisor, imparting his invaluable business expertise through our growth phase.

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Jason King
Asst. Fund Manager & Head of Game Assets @ Alphabit.Fund

As an early adopter of the cryptocurrency Monero, King is a veteran of investing in cryptocurrencies. Highly regarded in the USA cryptocurrency community being one of the first MAIDSAFE evangelists and Investors in Silicon Valley ($MAID 20X ROI). An avid competitive gamer and internet entrepreneur since 1998, King has been in an Advisory role for companies like Unseen ehf, Safe Cash Payment Tech, Metalpay and been a Partner in DigitalGold.io. Certified Bitcoin Professional.

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Reliance Capital
US$ 60.12B Fund, 20M Customers

Reliance Capital, a constituent of CNX Nifty Junior and MSCI Global Small Cap Index, is a part of the Reliance Group. It is amongst India's leading and most valuable financial services companies in the private sector. Reliance Capital manages fund of US$ 60.12 billion and has a net worth of US$ 2.6 billion as of March 31, 2017. Reliance Capital is one of the lead investors in Nucleus Vision.

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IndusAge

IndusAge Partners is an enterprise innovation and scale up advisory firm and venture fund with capital, operational & go-to-market expertise to help innovation-led technology firms scale globally. Since its inception, IndusAge has invested in 15 successful startups, including Nucleus Vision. Their focus areas are telecommunications, AI, and IoT.

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Singularity Ventures

Singularity focus on growth stage investment in India and USA. Singularity's current portfolio has 18 investments across three broad segments Consumer, Financial Services & Consumer Intelligence platforms (IoT B2B SaaS plays). The investment thesis of Singularity has been to invest in early stage companies which have achieved Product - Market fit and demonstrate scalable positive unit economics.

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Advisors

Madhusudan Kela
Fund manager of $37B of capital

Madhusudan is the Chief Investment Officer at Reliance Capital. Prior to RCap, he headed equity investments at Reliance Mutual Fund for nearly 10 years, during which he helped grow the funds assets from $30 Million to more than $15 Billion. Prior to joining Reliance Group, Mr. Kela served in senior positions with UBS, Peregrine Securities and Motilal Oswal Securities. He holds a Business degree from Bombay University.

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David Wachsman
Founder & CEO at Wachsman PR, The world’s largest blockchain PR agency

David founded Wachsman PR in late 2015, a one-stop shop to provide professional PR services to the rapidly growing but nascent financial technology industry, with bitcoin and blockchain at its foundation. Wachsman PR has had the opportunity to act as a strategic advisor and to represent indispensable organizations in blockchain including Crypto Valley Association, Bitcoin Suisse, Dash, Cardano, Lisk, Steemit, ICONOMI, ChainLink, Bancor, Kik, Aragon, SONM, DECENT, TaaS, Cofound.it, TokenCard, Decentraland, Santiment, Indorse, ZenCash, and investFeed, among others. Before founding Wachsman PR, David previously led operations for a boutique PR agency in Manhattan, and has held roles in advertising, political affairs, and biotechnology.

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Jaron Lukasiewicz
Founder @ Coinsetter Exchange (Sold to Kraken); Advisor @ Ambrosus, SONM, Hosho and Kraken

Jaron Lukasiewicz has been a notable Bitcoin and blockchain industry figurehead since 2012. He is the CEO and Founder of Coinsetter, a New York City-based bitcoin exchange, which was acquired by Kraken FX in 2016. Jaron is also an advisor to SONM, Ambrosus, Hosho and Kraken Exchange. He will provide counsel to Nucleus Vision on critical issues such as investor relations, business development, marketing, and regulatory compliance.

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Yiseul Cho
Partner @ Blockchain Partners Korea, Advisor @ ICON, Waves

Yisuel, MIT graduate, is a Co-founder & Former CEO of RTM. She is a seasoned professional in Data Science and Blockchain space. She has handled various roles as Data Science and Blockchain specialist with multiple organizations across geographies including Facebook and Hyundai. Currently she is working as Blockchain specialist with HSBC, London.

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Arun Seth
Former CEO British Telecom, Global Business Leader, 30+ Years Experience Held CXO roles at Alcatel-Lucent, UB Group

Mr. Seth currently serves as the Chairman at Alcatel-Lucent India Limited. Mr. Seth has worked in senior commercial positions in HCL, Usha Martin and the UB Group in his tenure. He has served as Non-Executive Chairman for BT India at BT Group PLC from December 2004 until July 2012. He is on the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, and sits on the IT and Telecom Committees of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce of India (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He holds Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

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Prabhakar Reddy
Serial Entrepreneur, Blockchain Advisor Harvard MBA, Investor @ Accel

Prabhakar is a seed/early stage investor at Accel. Prabhakar has been a serial entrepreneur all his professional life, with over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms and has a strong expertise in growth, monetization and product management. He sold his first startup in 2008 while still an undergrad, and scaled his second startup to the top 100 websites in the world, having bootstrapped it into a $5 million ARR venture in under three years. More recently, Prabhakar co-founded Dramatize, a Bollywood content streaming platform, and is also an active advisor/mentor to startups and accelerators across the US and Middle East.

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Min H. Kim
Community Advisor; Ex-Civic, Advisor @ BeeToken

Min H. Kim is the founder of Blocultural Studios, a blockchain investor relations and events boutique shop. Min previously worked with Tim Draper on PR & marketing for blockchain related initiatives and with Vinny Lingham at Civic Technologies as Chief of Staff. Min has worked as an Analyst for various VC firms in the past and is a Dartmouth College graduate and a Palo Alto native.

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Ian Balina
Community Advisor; Ex-IBM

Ian is an influential blockchain and cryptocurrency investor, advisor, and evangelist. Currently he is advising many promising blockchain startups. Ian worked formerly at IBM as a Analytics Evangelist, leading a data-driven, “money-ball” approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales, called “Token Metrics”. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine for his work in analytics, cryptocurrencies, and entrepreneurship.

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Ausaf S. Ahmad
IoT + Blockchain Lead @ Microsoft; Ex-Boeing

Ausaf is an experience technology and business leader with deep knowledge in the IoT and Blockchain domain. An MBA from the prestigious MIT Sloan school of management, Ausaf is a rare blend of stellar academic record combined with diverse experience across industries including transportation, defense, manufacturing, finance. He's a computer scientist and aerospace engineer by qualifications and has worked as a product development engineer and project manager at Boeing, among other aviation and technology companies. At Nucleus Vision, Ausaf directs all business strategy and program management efforts.

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Joy Batra
Advisor Corp Dev; Harvard Law School; Harvard Business School

Joy Batra is the head of corporate development at Nucleus Vision. She joins the Nucleus Vision leadership team with over 10 years of experience in corporate law, management consulting and strategic finance. Joy is also the founder of Quartz Consulting, which has advised multiple companies throughout the ICO and token offering process. Prior to Nucleus Vision, Joy worked at Goldman Sachs, Keystone Strategy, and, most recently, as the Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Finance at Saavn, India's largest music streaming service. Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College as well as a JD and MBA from Harvard University.

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Ravi Sinha
Head of Advance Technologies, Reliance JIO Largest 4G telco in India 20+ Years Experience

Ravi Sinha is a versatile and results-oriented professional with over 20 years experience in multiple fields like strategy & planning, emerging technologies, mobile internet and broadband wireless communications, IP management, M&A's and many more. He served in multiple organizations as Director and Chief Architect. Ravi has a rare combination of technical, business and people skills and is a valuable asset to Nucleus Vision.

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Team

Sensor

Amit Pandey
RF Planning and Testing Engineer

Sachin Jangid
Sensor Developer

Sanjeev Kumar
3G/4G Tester

Web & Mobile

Satyanarayana P
Senior Web Developer

Satyanarayana B
Web Developer

Kiran Kumar
Web Developer

Blockchain

Andrey Gubar
Blockchain Specialization

Eugene Panasenko
Blockchain Specialization

Anusha Agarwal
Blockchain Developer

Swetha Pershad
Blockchain Developer

Naveen Rolla
Blockchain Developer

Vijaya Nirmala
Blockchain Developer

Vijay Tandle
Blockchain Developer

Design

Chinna Narasimha
UI Developer

Naveen M
UI Designer

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Partners

Telecom Partners

Vodafone

Vodafone is world’s largest communications provider and serves 523.5 million customers including India, joint ventures and associates. They further serve 18.5 million Broadband customers and 14 million TV customers. Vodafone had 83.5 million 4G customers, including India, and joint ventures across 22 countries where they offer 4G. They cover 92% of Europe with 4G. The market cap of Vodafone Group is GBL 60.45 billion. We are partnered with Vodafone India Ltd.

Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications is the flagship company of the Anil DhirubhaiAmbani Group (ADAG) of companies. Listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, it is India’s, leading integrated telecommunication company with over 85 million customers. RCom’s business encompasses a complete range of telecom services covering mobile and fixed line telephony. It includes broadband, national and international long distance services and data services along with an exhaustive range of value-added services and applications.

Idea

Reliance Communications is the flagship company of the Anil DhirubhaiAmbani Group (ADAG) of companies. Listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, it is India’s, leading integrated telecommunication company with over 85 million customers. RCom’s business encompasses a complete range of telecom services covering mobile and fixed line telephony. It includes broadband, national and international long distance services and data services along with an exhaustive range of value-added services and applications.

Technology Partners

Intel

Intel is full of makers, catalysts and inventors. It innovates at the boundaries of technology to enable amazing experiences for business, society and every person on earth.

Radisys

Radisys, a global leader in open telecom solutions, enables service providers to drive disruption with new open architecture business models. Radisys’s innovative, disaggregated and virtualized technology solutions leverage open reference architectures and standards, combines with open software and hardware to protect business transformation within the telecom industry. Its world class service organization delivers the systems integration expertise necessary to solve complex deployment challenges for communications and content provider.

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