AVATAAR is shaping consumers’ online buying/ browsing behaviour by creating immersive, interactive shopping experiences and reimagining the visual discovery journey. It uses a globally first-of-its-kind XR+AR technology platform, taking a deep learning AI-driven approach to scaling commerce.
With 10+ US patents and strategic partnership with Facebook and Google, Avataar is deeply committed to re-shaping the digital commerce industry through delivering life-size 3D and XR+AR first experiences across all consumer touchpoints (web, in-app and social channels), using their proprietary platform. Avataar works behind the scenes, powering some of the world's largest automobile, retail and e-commerce brands across US, Asia and Europe in delivering delightful, new age experiences for end-consumers, and re-imagining business RoI in the course.
Avataar is a Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital backed deep-tech 3D Computer Vision & AI company - that powers full-funnel commerce outcomes for brands
A technology enthusiast and a student for life, Sravanth started Avataar in 2014, with a vision to uncover untapped potential from the confluence of Self-learning AI and Computer Vision. His belief stemmed from a fundamental view, advancements in computer vision (with cameras now surpassing the capabilities of a human eye) coupled with AI (analogous to the human brain-eye coordination) can bring about a paradigm shift in visual discovery experiences for consumers and businesses globally.
An engineer at heart, Sravanth spent his formative years in early 2000s as a Program Manager at Microsoft, where he first experienced the power of AI and Computer Vision. Post his MBA at Wharton, and for the first half of the 2010 decade, Sravanth donned the hat of an Investment Banker on Wall Street, helping Tech Entrepreneurs strategise and scale their businesses globally. He advised on transactions across mergers & acquisitions & Nasdaq Technology IPOs, cumulating over $100 billion in value.
Sravanth did his engineering undergrad from IIT Bombay, and is a lead inventor for 10+ US Patents across AI, Computer Vision and data transmission optimisation over mobile wireless networks.
When he is not busy envisioning Avataar’s future, Sravanth spends his time with his family, truly believing every moment is a learning experience.
A deep learner who has an unquenchable quest for new experiences; a passionate consumer behaviour student who believes in starting with WHY; a wanderer at heart who seeks out adventure sports; an out and out entrepreneur who got business acumen handed down to him in genes are what describe Gaurav.
In his entrepreneurial journey at Avataar, Gaurav has set out to deliver meaningful & delightful enhancements to visual experiences by deploying 3D Computer Vision and AI technological advancements of Avataar’s proprietary platform. He believes that the way in which end consumers are discovering products today, will undergo a massive transformation with software and hardware evolution in the current decade and wishes for Avataar to play a major role in this. His passion for the consumer tech space started with his role as a tech investment banker at Deutsche, where he became part of boardroom discussions of leading internet companies and learnt about building products at scale.
Gaurav loves to multi-task which could be seen at Avataar where he dons hats of a consumer thinker to a product manager to an RoI outcomes driver to an integration architect as the scenario demands. It was also evident when he completed his CA degree while studying at FMS for his MBA.
If Gaurav is not building Avataar then he could be found on the football field or planning his next exploration. He desires to imbibe nuances of local cultures from different parts of the world and eventually foster a nurturing ecosystem for the next generation.
Mayank strongly believes Self Learning AI will not only reshape the man-machine division of duties, but will also unlock enormous value through the creation/ monetization of new business models. His passion for building, a keen mind for business and strategy, combined with a love for seeing tech enabled transformation up close, led him to Avataar.
He started his professional journey as a marketer at Unilever in India, a hallowed training ground for CEOs and deep consumer thinkers, and it shaped his empathy for consumers and product thinking. Post his MBA at Wharton, he further sharpened his commercial acumen at BCG Chicago, serving North American Retail and CPG clients, before jumping into an eventful decade in Private Equity in Asia. As a PE Operating Partner at KKR and a PE backed CEO before that, Mayank was instrumental in helping many entrepreneurs and management teams scale their businesses globally while building best in class operating economics. Observing inspirational entrepreneurs at close quarters while getting steeped in value creation and management team building best practices, eventually shaped his own desire and confidence to build.
A keen follower of stoic philosophy, he believes in bringing a championship mindset to the responsibility of building Avataar while building a culture of excellence.
Mayank completed his undergrad in Computer Science and is a Division I cricketer and an enthusiastic musician.
At home, he can be found performing culinary experiments or engaged in solving jigsaws with his 3 year old, or breaking into song every now and then to entertain the family.
Dan comes onboard Avataar's journey from IKEA where for the past 5 years he has been leading the 3D agenda for IKEA and building strategic, tactical and operational plans from product development to customer facing solutions.
With his passion for 3D that started in the late 1980’s from Disney films like Tron, Dan has always followed the latest trends and movements in 3D where he believes that 3D content, platforms and technology will re-define how people interact with the world.
Dan has been working in the 3D domain since 1993 and has worked across Retail, Experiential, Advertising, Flight Simulation, Computer Games and Television sectors. He brings a wealth of knowledge in 3D software & hardware, CGI and VFX capabilities and loves to discuss innovation, technical developments and ways of working.
Dan loves to play computer games and is a complete gadgets and technology buff. He also plays and writes music, plays football, collects Lego and loves spending time with his family.
Amreeta brings 17 years of experience working with large global technology led product companies and startups, driving cross-functional teams to achieve complex business solutions and growth. In her experiences, she has been instrumental in driving talent and branding strategies, and DEI initiatives to create a culture of innovation and inclusion.
She has held leadership positions with some well-known product companies like Google, Adobe, Samsung and Oracle. Her last stint was as the Global TA leader at Chargebee.
She has also founded Bleuming Technology, an HR analytics company which created success stories with solutions in the areas of talent, technology and branding.
Besides work, she loves traveling, indulging in seafood cuisines, or enjoying water sports.
A technology enthusiast, Parikshit has dabbled in multiple technology domains in his career. He started his career in embedded software applications, worked on Video streaming at Amazon, Ads and e-commerce at Flipkart and finally merging AI and fitness at Curefit. He enjoys building and working with innovative engineering teams that dream big.
At Avataar, his focus is on building India's best engineering team that can accelerate the adoption of 3D and AR for everyone, by building tomorrow's technology today.
Raman is a qualified Robotics engineer from Germany and started his career in space explorations building autonomous robots using neural networks. On his return to India, he pursued his MBA from SP Jain and joined Booze & Co. as a management consultant, building growth and market entry strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Post this, he led the strategy and pricing team of The Times Group and graduated to their private equity division as a lead investor.
In between his corporate stints, he founded and successfully exited a Clean-tech start-up. His formative experience in AI/ML and deeper belief that computer vision can metamorphose the way we interact with the synthetic world, brought him to Avataar.
In his spare time, Raman researches the lost science and art of building monolithic architectures and is often found reading comics and playing Lego with his son
Surabhi brings in 12+ years of rich experience in consultancy firms and early stage high growth start-ups. While her journey started with KPMG as a consultant, she soon realized her heart lay with disruptive start-ups and forayed into working with WeWork, Zomato, Nowfloats, and Garage Society. She has closely worked with multiple CXO’s to achieve business objectives and drive productivity and impact.
At Avataar, she has been a contributor to the company's growth driving high priority programs. Having worked across functions, her current focus is helping leaders with streamlining organization strategies aimed at fueling business growth. She is also helping strengthen Avataar’s brand through PR initiatives and brand communication.
She is an ISB graduate and St. Stephen's, Delhi University alumni. In her spare time she indulges herself in gardening and consuming a ton of OTT content!
In his career of 12+ years, Abhinav has gained immense experience in driving the fields of consumer technology, Mobility and Social gaming.
Prior to Avataar, Abhinav was working at Uber where he was leading the Business Operations for Karnataka and south expansion markets. From scaling up product portfolios to launching ‘Uber Access’ in India, he has done it all. His penchant for building teams and scaling operations has helped him build a stellar team of motivated members at Avataar. At Avataar, he is leading the Customer Success and Delivery team to proactively solve customer challenges and amplify the impact of 3D to revolutionise the product evaluation experience for millions of consumers worldwide.
Abhinav is a qualified Industrial and Production engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology and an MBA from ESADE Business School.Besides work, Abhinav loves traveling and is an ardent football fan. He also loves spending time with his wife and his puppy named ‘Gabbar’
Shubham is an innovator to the core. Prior to joining Avataar, he built his startup to help B-School professors apply Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV) for research studies. His startup served 5 of the top 10 global B-Schools. He has also worked on computational creativity in paintings using CV at HEC Paris.
At Avataar, he is building Avataar Reality Labs, the moonshot factory of Avataar, solving problems at the forefront of Deep learning, CV and graphics to enable the shift to a 3D first digital world.
He is a behavioural science enthusiast, and has traveled across India for studying the same. When not working, he can be found sipping his Java chip at local cafes.