Exotel was started to solve a pain point – how do you manage calls and SMS-es from customers without getting into the hassles of a full fledged call centre or having to be bound to one phone? We started working on solving it for ourselves. And as figured out how to make this work, we saw a need for helping small businesses manage their calls and messages over multiple phone numbers. Soon, we had a virtual business phone system with features like extensions, voicemail, conference, dialer, SMS keyword responder etc. It is secure, fault tolerant & performant. With Exotel, you can create highly interactive and intelligent voice and SMS applications within minutes. We've been around since 2011 and we currently have over 500 paying customers across India. We’re a high energy startup. We work out of a small office in Bangalore, sit around a desk, go for coffee together, handle everything from routers to disk failures to sales calls to customer setups. We’re dreaming big, and growing fast.
Shivakumar Ganesan
Shivku built Exotel for himself to receive and make a lot of calls and not miss any calls. He is a passionate techie, has a wonderful sense of humour <normally> and can be found in one place every 45 minutes doing two things. He has fun solving all sorts of problems related to the company.

Sudhir Rama Rao
Sudhir is an early investor in Exotel. Sudhir and Shivku have known each other from their Yahoo! days. Sudhir is now hacking at Zynga in the Bay Area.

Vellanki Bala Nageshwara Rao
Bala, like Sudhir, is an early investor in Exotel. Bala was with Shivku at Yahoo! He now works with the Apollo Group in the US after a long Y! stint.

Ishwar Sridharan
Ishwar is the in-house cartoonist who brings in coolness to the office. Music and a few drinks can make him tick 28 hours a day. He can code/sell/ops/think/stabilize and provide solutions to the toughest of problems.

Siddharth Ramesh
Sid is calmness personified (only his headache can make things go haywire!). He has a Windows phone he flashes everywhere, plays tennis and is a RF fan. His thoughts on building technology is unparalleled and everyone bows down to the man.

Vijay Sharma
Vijay is a die-hard football fan. On weekends, he mostly ends up playing football or FIFA-ing or watching matches. He MUST NOT be disturbed then. He is still figuring out what to figure and is apparently a scientist by education .
Jayasankar Vijay
Jay can beat Ruchir when it comes to talking a lot. In fact, he normally beats Ruchir by a margin. His prime aim in life is to learn a lot and he is doing that by building Exotel. Accounts, Office, Administration, Money - everything goes via this man.

Blume Ventures
Blume Ventures provides seed funding in the range of $50K - $250K to early-stage tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures. They have jointly invested in Exotel with Mumbai Angels and have been fantastic to us! The help and and advice keeps flowing.

Mumbai Angels
Setup in 2006, they are pioneers of Angel Investing in India. The Mumbai Angels team was one of the main reasons for us to work with them. Their operations team is very hands-on and are always supportive.

Vivek Agrawal
He is the "crazy" guy at Exotel. Operations runs in his blood and Bangalore is an addiction. He can give anyone a run for their money when it comes to malts. He is a logistics specialist and even had his own start-up. All that free advice comes from experience!

Karthik
Once upon a time techie turned MBA. Loves to play the devil's advocate. When he's not trying to build products, he follows cricket or politics. Exotel's favourite pastime is to troll him on his MBA.

Shubham Khanna
Engineer by qualification and salesman by profession. He loves to dismantle everything which he comes across and fail maximum number of times in rebuilding it. He's right now dismantling himself to learn sales from scratch.

Ajay Bhise
Ajay quoted this "Ajay with his suave moves, can talk the pants off of anybody." He likes poking his nose in all the work going on around him and calls it learning.

Sanjeeth
After passing out of IIIT-B, Sanjeeth worked with CISCO for most of his life. Word is that he has not done anything wrong in the office for the past few months and we can bully him as much as we like. Until we find something wrong, that's it.

Govind
Govind is an unbelievable Exotel-Career Gear success story. He handles Tech Ops at Exotel and has been doing some rock solid work. Trichy boy, was very silent in his initial days but now rocks our Tech Operations.

Bala Kumar
Bala is an A R Rahman fan and draws inspiration from him to keep things simple and calm. He loves Space, Physics and Computer science.

Swati Adlakha
Swati is the second Punjaban + girl in the house, a Biotech engineer turned Software geek. She says, she is "genetically modified to work energetically and smart", and is passionate about Kailash Kher's singing.

Anand ????
Anand is our Customer Success Champion. He keeps our customers happy and is a pro at breaking ice with prospective recruits. 'Babumoshai, PRI ka naseeb uparwale ke haath hai jahanpanah. Usse na toh aap badal sakte hain na main. Kab, kaun, kaise uthega yeh koi nahi bata sakta hai. Ha, ha, ha.'

Arpan Samuel Ramtek
A True Academician by Head and Entrepreneur by Heart, Arpan has had a start-up for two years before working for Brands like Audi and Airtel. He is also a Visiting Faculty and Trainer for Sales and Marketing. Arpan consults start-ups for Marketing and has done Award Winning Research for the Industry. Currently, he handles Account Management and Data Analytics at Exotel. He is often found clicking food & reviewing restaurants for kicks

Ganesh Jaiswal
Ganesh is the newest addition to the product/tech team. Javascript whiz. Dresses like it's the nineties all over again. Until we know more about him, this is all that we have.

Lavanya Tejaswy
Lavanya has traveled and lived across India. She likes meeting new people and is multilingual. She likes anything with a solid reasoning which includes tech. She has learnt to embrace bugs and look at them as puzzles. Likes reading books and currently in the process of stalking Haruki Murakami whenever she finds time.

Avinash Shanmugham
A Business graduate with significant experience across operations, pre-sales, transition, training & quality. He has worked across BPO, e-learning, & BFSI sectors. Loves listening to music and going on long drives. Currently addicted to "Exotel".

Vigil Viswanathan
Vigil is food junkie, amateur cook, oddball reader of books with interesting names, latest being “Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Loves fishing turtles with a “LUNGI”, travel enthusiast but driving is not his forte. Did his BE in CS from VTU followed by an MBA from Acharya, and now a Sales Engineer at Exotel.

Deepak Kanakaraju
Deepak Kanakaraju is a Civil Engineer turned Digital Marketer. He is responsible for increasing traffic and conversions on Exotel.in. Loves reading books, blogging, crunching numbers and coming up with new ideas. He blogs about Digital Marketing at DigitalDeepak.com

Gayatri Krishnamoorthy
Gayatri's fascination for all things digital led her to work at Google after a degree in physics. Now, many years later, she has done marketing, business development, account management, research, insights mining, social media management and whatnot! Right now, she's heading inbound marketing at Exotel and runs home at 5 to be with her son.She's also a wannabe food blogger and photographer.

Nruthya Kesavan
Nruthya Kesavan is a true blue Sagittarian. You can find her engaged in social conversations exchanging interesting trivia. She is a self starter, pretty influential for the good things in life and she is very fond of pets and loves to travel.
vasudhendra
Vasudhendra Badami
Vasudhendra Badami is a Computer Engineer turned Sales. He is responsible for getting new customers to Exotel. Interested in reading magazines and debating political issues. He wants to become a lecturer in future.
Amarjeet yadav
Amarjeet Yadav
Amarjeet 2009-IITD grad. He started his own company, but failed. Then, he worked for Evalueserve for 2 years. After that he was at Claro Energy, a start-up, for 1.5 Years. Exotel is the current adventure for him. Now his part-time activity is to learn and play with code.
Chinmay Bhattar
Chinmay Bhattar
After studying Maths and Civil at BITS Hyderabad, he came Exotel to code, the one thing he's been wanting to do. He likes action movies and no-bullshit sitcoms. Used to be a CS (Counter Strike) freak, loves traveling and going to new places. He is looking forward to an awesome ride with Exotel.
Sudheendra Chilappagari Sudheendra Chilappagari
Sudheendra joined Exotel after surviving BITS Pilani. He spends most of his free time on internet discovering things, reading articles and tweeting about startups.
Abhishek Srinivas
Abhishek Srinivas
Abhishek is a wannabe tech geek. Sports freak. Can be found playing football or ultimate Frisbee and traveling most of the time! Typical Taurean. His plan is to own an island in the Caribbean one day!
Rahul Dhamu
Rahul Dhamu
Rahul Dhamu loves programming and always eager to learn new technologies. He loves to eat, cook and travel to see different type of cultures.

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  Our Hall of Fame
(Folks who helped build Exotel but are doing cool things elsewhere)
Laxmi Kakade
Sonam Chaddha
Kanika Verma
Sid Pandey
Pratiksha Dake
Kishore Mohan
Nijanthan Hariharan
Gopi Aravind
Monika Gunalan Monika Gunalan
Kailash Chandrasekaran
Ruchir Kanakia
Kuhan Doss