Company

We aim to build the most intuitive payment services platform that offers unparalleled convenience to the customer!

At Swipesumo we are re-imagining financial transactions in a mobile friendly world! Swipay™ is a cross-platform app with revolutionary transaction features, intuitive interface, analytics, and enhanced security. With potential for global user base, we are trying to connect smartphones and financial transactions/payments to people, apps, and things they love.


LEADERSHIP + BOARD OF DIRECTORS

K S Shashidhar - CEO

Shashidhar is the co-founder & CEO of Swipesumo. In this role, Shashi drives the tactical team, sets the vision and handles business dynamics.

Prior to Swipesumo, Shashi was instrumental in setting-up new business verticals & building teams, at globally renowned industry groups - Aditya Birla, Kvaerner Process, Shapoorji Pallonji. In his last corporate assignment, his team built India’s largest Science & Technology Park in record time and with his extensive experience in handling B2B & B2C businesses turned it profitable before it’s commissioning.

Shashi is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from USA and Alumni (AMP) of MIT- Sloan School of Management, USA.

Somehow, he also manages to play amateur Golf Tournaments across the world (in weekends, ofcourse)!

Rakesh Aryasomayajula - CTO

Rakesh Aryasomayajula is the co-founder and CTO of Swipesumo. He heads the techno-operational aspects of Swipesumo – building teams & scaling engineering to address the challenges that arise with SWIPAY’s rapid growth.

Prior to Swipesumo, he built highly-scalable & robust systems for mission-critical applications in Defence, Enterprise Software & Clean Energy spheres. He holds B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, India.

Beyond office hours, Rakesh loves spelunking and if injured, indulges in semi-fiction literature & movies.

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Vivek Harinarian - Director

At Swipesumo, Vivek brings with him expertise of both the public & private sectors, in devising corporate policy framework & governance.

He is a visionary Indian Administrative Service’s officer of 1980 batch. Vivek has held key and senior positions - Chairman of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) and Principal Secretary, Information Technology (IT) of Government of Tamil Nadu, India. Under his dynamic leadership and guidance, the State of Tamil Nadu has occupied a pivotal place in Information Technology landscape of India - IT exports grown from USD 440 million to USD 2.90 billion and manpower employed in this sector from 12,000 to 2,10,000 in span of 5 years.

Vivek is also the Founder and CEO of Tennex Consulting Private Limited - a Skill development company.

Vivek had his training from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Institute of Financial Management and Reconstruction and the London School of Economics.

Prof. Michael A. Cusumano - Director

Prof. Michael A. Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and MIT Engineering Systems Division. He also hold's the position of Vice President at Tokyo University of Science and Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives.

At Swipesumo, Prof. Cusumano brings global perspective and provides direction to Strategy & Platform-Innovation.

Highly regarded for his expertise in Technology & Platforms, Cusumano has been consulted by over 100+ companies globally and is currently Director of FixStars Corp., Japan and DataXylo, USA/India. He was Former Director of Patni Computer Systems, India.

He has published 13 books and more than 120 articles and columns. His latest book is "Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs" (2015, with D. Yoffie), and is considered one of the best sellers of the year.

Prof. Cusumano received B.A. degree from Princeton in 1976 and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1984. He completed his Postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Business School during 1984-86.

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Anurag Batra - Director

Annurag Batra is a first generation (serial) entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. The acquisition of the iconic business media and magazine brand BW BusinessWorld, a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country, displays his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

Mr. Batra is also appointed by Government of India as the Chairman of an industry committee formed to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs.

He is a Master of Business Administration from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon and before that, Bachelor of Technology in Computer Sciences, from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India.