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.

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media and education can be put to better work, capitalism must evolve or die, and any 'ism' that divides the human race is obsolete.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

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

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

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

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Mahima Bedi Lobo

Brand Voice

Bharat Chavan

Bharat Chavan

Recruitment

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

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

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Mahesh Patade

Backend Developer

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

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Lokesh Prasad

Backend Developer

Lokesh loves solving problems and creating more problems in the process. While he admittedly enjoys movies, dark humour and random discussions, nothing fascinates him more than the complexity of the human mind. Some of his future plans include scaling Everest, sailing the Indian Ocean, taking a trip around the world, and — that ol’ favourite — going into space. Go get ‘em, Lok.

Inspiration: Batman

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Prashant Kumar

Developer

Prashant excels in Java, Kotlin and the Android stack. At Market Pulse he loves collaborating with diverse teams to prototype insane futuristic ideas, and wants to be remembered fondly for his work. When he’s not swimming, enjoying the outdoors, or digging into a chicken biryani, Prashant likes to learn sophisticated software architecture. He’d like to someday build an institution that looks after abandoned children and elderly folk.

Inspiration: Thor

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Mohammed Fatakdawala

QA

As QA at Market Pulse, Mohammed is famous for turning apps upside down to hunt and destroy all symptoms of ill-health. He absolutely loves bugs (not insects), cricket (not the insect), and never misses a match where India is playing. Mohammed hopes Indian politics can someday rise above religion politics, and believes in taking the future by storm by livin’ the hell outta the present.

Inspiration: Steve Rogers/Captain America

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Deepak Pai

Developer

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Parth Sarkheliya

Backend Developer

Parth is a backend dev working with Ruby at Market Pulse. He believes backend is about building beautiful things that the world can’t see. He enjoys movies, games, catching up on his daily dose of memes, and religiously rooting for India in every cricket match. Parth aspires to keep learning new things, build his financial wealth and become a good human being.

Inspiration: Rohit Sharma

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Prathamesh More

Developer

Star android dev Prathamesh writes instructions sets for small, portable, lightweight computers, while imagining a future where he can do pretty much everything using software. There are few things he enjoys more than exploring how history and geography intersect with current affairs. Except, of course, a long island iced tea. Prathamesh believes financial equality is inversely proportional to the drive for human innovation and the speed of progress of humankind.

Inspiration: Rock Lee

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Alok Kumar Singh

Developer

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Harsh Vardhan

Developer

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Shubham Singh

Developer

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Hitesh Thakur

Developer

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Bhushan Pednekar

Operations

Rashmeet Kaur

Rashmeet Kaur

Operations

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Rohan Tavhare

Operations

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Shubham M

Operations

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Karan Rathi

Finance

Money whizkid Karan has 3 degrees, speaks 5 languages, has visited 10 countries, and spent 9 years working in finance. He avidly treks ghats, runs marathons, and cannot last a day without football. Karan believes it is critical for each person to develop a basic level of fitness. He wants to spend his years pursuing higher degrees of efficiency, and watching his son become a better version of him.

Inspiration: Harvey Specter

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Rubina Mulla

Finance

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Anuran Maiti

Subject Matter Expert

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Yugandhar Kakde

Subject Matter Expert

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Maithilee Shah

User Research

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Stuti Jiandani

UX Design

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Omkar Karekar

Motion Graphics

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Sagar Modak

Visual Design

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Naman Misra

Marketing

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Mihir Dave

Marketing

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Hiral Vora

Broking Operations

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Yogesh Naik

Broking Operations

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