We are a founding team of very experienced technocrats having incubated and built many successful software product and services organizations. We are extremely passionate about the problem we are out to solve having experienced first hand how chronic conditions are managed within our own families.
Anil Kumar, Founder
Anil is an avid technology entreprenuer and has lead companies from startup phase to growth and acquisition. Anil founded SmartRx with a prime motivation to innovate and improve how people manage their health conditions. Anil also co-founded Pragna Technologies which is currently a leading provider of RPO solutions.
Prior to this venture, Anil was Vice President of US operations of Realcom Inc, a Japan based public company focused on Knowledge and Content Management. Anil successfully managed the merger of AskMe Corp with Realcom Inc. At AskMe Corp, Anil led the enterprise software business from ideation to building the product, and acquiring Fortune 500 customers such as Proctor & Gamble, Boeing, Intel, Novartis, Microsoft, CCH and others. Eventually resulting in acquisition of AskMe Corp by Realcom.
Prior to AskMe Corp, Anil worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft and as a Software Engineer at Nokia Siemens.
During his career at startups and large enterprises, Anil has built product engineering teams from ground-up both in USA and India, lead product management, led sales and business consulting teams working at Fortune 500 companies. Anil holds a B.S degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mysore.
Vijayakumar Kannan, Co-Founder & VP
Vijay leads MedCall engineering team and is responsible for all engineering activities. Vijay brings over 14 years of software development experience. He is very passionate about startups and loves to deliver new, innovative software products to market. In 2010 he founded rupees4gigs.com – a market place for to buy and sell small services/products.
Prior to that he worked on various multinationals like AsconHealth Inc, Accenture on various roles from an engineer to lead roles. Vijay loves to do rapid prototyping and play cricket. Vijay holds an B.E in computer Science from the University of Madras.
Ramaa Sundara Raj, VP of Sales & Strategy
Ramaa Raj is an engineer by training but has acquired a passion for interfacing and managing people. Over the past 13 years Ramaa has developed software, managed engineers and recruiters, and built customer relationships.
Ramaa worked at Longtop International as Account Manager directly responsible for their multi-million dollar business at Microsoft. She led a team of recruiters and interfaced with senior managers at Microsoft to address their requirements. Prior to Longtop, Ramaa worked at GlobalCynex where she helped jumpstart their northwest office in Seattle. Ramaa started her career at CS Solutions Inc as a Software Developer. Ramaa holds a B.S degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Sateesh Andra, Advisor
Sateesh Andra is a Managing Partner at Ventureast, primarily overseeing the Ventureast Tenet Fund, a premier seed-stage VC Fund consisting of investments across technology (Mobility, Cloud, Internet) and technology-enabled (Education, Healthcare, Financial services, Cleantech and high-impact, invention-based social businesses) sectors. He has worked in or with venture-backed technology start-ups in U.S/India for the past fourteen years. With hands-on start-up experience and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of VC funding, he looks for highly motivated and energetic entrepreneurs as partners.
Prior to joining Ventureast, Sateesh was Venture Partner and was one of the founding members of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), India. He helped launch Hyderabad Angels, a platform to provide seed capital to start ups. As a private investor earlier, Sateesh has also invested in early stage American and Indian venture capital funds.
Prior to DFJ, Sateesh co-founded Euclid, a leader in the IT Management Software space and was instrumental in raising VC funding ($35 M+), acquiring, and managing customers and partners. He has also served in product marketing and engineering leadership roles at Tsqware (Conexant), LSI Logic, and VLSI Technology (Philips). Sateesh holds U.S. patents in Communications and Networking and has published several articles on Business - IT Alignment.
Sateesh has a B.Tech degree from JNTU, Hyderabad, and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from SIUE. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is actively involved with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy with the objective of popularizing sports, and promoting fitness consciousness in the corporate world. Sateesh co-founded Health Awareness Promotion Project India (HAPPI), which creates awareness about Non Communicable Diseases among IT professionals.
Sateesh was a top-ranked Table Tennis player representing A.P State in Nationals and is an ardent practitioner of meditation.
Dr Ramesh Byrapaneni, Advisor
Dr. Ramesh Babu Byrapaneni, MD FACC is a Venture Partner with the Ventureast Tenet Fund. Dr. Ramesh is Chief of Cardiology and Managing Director at Medwin Hospital. He is also the President of TiE Hyderabad and one of the Founding Members of Hyderabad Angels. He has been actively involved with Nephroplus a Healthcare startup, backed by funding from Bessemer. He has also jumpstarted various innovative initiatives like Hyderabad 10K run (the first to start these 10k runs in the country) and Health Awareness Promotion Project India (HAPPi) Hearts project to prevent Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Dr. Ramesh has had an excellent academic career. Dr. Ramesh Babu did his postgraduation in Internal Medicine, postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiology from PGI, Chandigarh, and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. He was adjudged the Best Outgoing Student from the University. Not surprising then that when you ask Dr. Ramesh what he likes, pat comes the reply, "Working". But that does not mean he is all work and no play. His friends believe he is a cheerful person to have around. Dr. Ramesh lives with his wife, Dr. Srinagi, a doctor again, who is as gutsy as her better half.
He has an impeccable and proven track record in healthcare. After training in Cardiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, India, he did his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from University of Alabama, USA, under Dr.Gary S Roubin, an internationally renowned Cardiologist.
Dr.Ramesh leads by example and has become the guiding light of the Medwin Family to create an atmosphere of care and comfort at this excellent healthcare center.