Our Mentors

PROF. TARUN KHANNA

Tarun Khanna is the ‘Jorge Paulo Lemann’professor at the Harvard Business School and Director of Harvard University’s South Asia Institute. He has both taught and written on entrepreneurship with increasing acclaim across the developing world and, increasingly, online. During his time on the Harvard faculty since 1993, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business.

Outside HBS, he serves on the boards of the global power company, AES Corporation, and India's largest microfinance firm, SKS Microfinance, along with several others in the financial services, energy, automotive, and life sciences sectors, and actively invests in and mentors startups across Asia and the Middle East. In 2007, he was nominated to be a Young Global Leader (under 40) by the World Economic Forum. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

S. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Mr Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys.

He was selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers, in 2009. He was elected president of India's apex industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2013-14, and served as one of the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014. In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Mr. Gopalakrishnan the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honour.

He serves on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and is on the Board of Trustees of Chennai Mathematical Institute. He holds a master’s degrees in physics and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

S D SHIBULAL

Mr. SD Shibulal co-founded Infosys (NASDAQ:INFY) in 1981 and led the company in different capacities since its inception. He was a member of the Board of Infosys and was its CEO & MD between 2011 and 2014. Amongst his innumerable achievements during his time at Infosys, he is especially proud of being instrumental in creating the Global Delivery Model which established a new standard for the delivery of outsourced IT services.

Shibu serves on several global leadership forums and advisory boards. He is a member of the WEF’s ‘Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals’. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Boston University. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University and a master’s degree in physics from the University of Kerala.

SRINATH BATNI

Mr. SrinathBatni served as a member of the Board of Directors at Infosys from 2000 to 2014. Since he joined Infosys in June of 1992, he has held various positions from project management to heading key business units. As a Board member, he was responsible for delivery excellence across the company.

During his tenure at Infosys, he served as a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM helping the software industry in India. Mr. Srinath also serves as a non-executive Board Member in Global Edge Software Ltd, a software product development company in the telecom industry.

Mr. Srinath received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mysore University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He plays a key role at his alma mater - NIE, Mysore as the President of the Management Committee.

GANAPATHY VENUGOPAL

Mr. Ganapathy Venugopal (VG) is Co-founder and CEO of Axilor Ventures. Axilor Ventures is a platform for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. Through its programs, Axilor aims to support early stage entrepreneurs improve their odds of success in e-commerce, healthcare and clean-tech.

VG has over seventeen years of experience in the areas of strategy, finance and consulting. Prior to co-founding Axilor Ventures, VG was Head of Strategy & Planning at Infosys. VG serves on the boards of several companies. Ganapathy holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and a post graduate in management from IIM Lucknow.

UDHAY SHANKAR

Udhay used to lead the Accelerator program at Axilor, ensuring that entrepreneurs improved their chances of success. Udhay is a veteran of the technology and entrepreneurship scene, having helped found his first entrepreneurial venture straight out of college in 1991. Since then, he has been part of various pioneering ventures, including (among other things) India's first web site company (in 1995), and India's first startup to get silicon valley venture capital funding (in 1999).

He helped build the backend that powered Yahoo!'s first social media network (before Facebook existed) and recently helped Intel build new products for the Indian consumer. He spends most of his time helping start-ups refine their product and strategy. Recently, he helped found the 'unconference' styled event, The Goa Project, which aims to bring interesting people of all types together to learn and collaborate.

Vijaya Kumar

Vijaya Kumar (known as IVK) is Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big data analytics product company at Singapore with a development centre in Chennai. He is also an active member of Indian Angel Network. He is one of the co-founders of India Innovation Labs, a start-up in the 1field of augmented reality and Robotics, which focuses on the Digital media and tourism sector.

In the recent past, he was CTO of Wipro’s IT businesses and his responsibilities included Technology Strategy Planning; Governance of centres of excellence, Innovation Process and external innovation.

He holds a BE degree in Electronics & Communications engineering and an advanced leadership certification for senior executives from McGill University in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK and IIM, Bangalore.

Our Investors

Our Vision & Mission

Vision

Our vision is to be the best Talent Identification Platform on the globe.

There are a lot of companies that provide talent as a service. But Talent Identification isn't as simple as it is portrayed to be. With many developers being left out because of the nature of questions asked, we plan to be the one place that serves justice. Providing that level field and jobs in top companies to the best developers, and vice versa is what we are striving to achieve. The cause is simple, because of the amount of manual work that has to be put in, some developers are passed off right at the beginning, even without getting a chance to prove themselves. While some others are given a chance but because of the nature of the assessment, cannot progress. Both the developers and the companies lose out because of this. Xobin plans to fix this. With the refreshing world's first conversational UI for technical assessments and automated screening, Xobin provides a refreshingly time efficient solution to the problem where everyone involved is a winner.

Mission

By combining our experience and expertise in acquiring exceptional technology talent with our flexible algorithms, our technology helps power your business by providing technology talent and solutions how and when you need it. At Xobin, we aim to become the one stop shop for everything that resembles tech talent and opportunity.