"Data is the Protein of Technology" - Sid continues to push boundaries when its about data. No data is too big for Sid, and every byte of data contains information of value. It's just how you look at it. Sid spends his day evangelizing Big Data concepts and the technologies that power them. He is also an avid CrossFitter, pushing boundaries in physical well being.
Vishal has been an instrumental innovator in the pre-convergence era in India. From the setup of the SMS Short Code '57575', to mobile gaming aggregation, Vishal has seen it all! With his foresight and rich experience as a business leader in digital ecosystems, he has always been on the lookout for the elusive but invaluable data-driven approach.
Sid and Vishal went from being schoolmates to cofounders for the first time in 2005. Creating Smart Wireless Pvt Ltd with Zee as
co-investors in their vision. Smart Wireless was a mobile messaging company that allowed enterprises to send Application to Peer SMS messages to users across the globe, pretty cool right? No? Well in 2005 it was, at the time they were pioneers because the technology was still at a very nascent stage. They built up the company starting from 2000 messages a month and scaling up to 500 million messages a month. After taking Smart wireless to its peak they sold it company to Croatian investors, Infobip.
Then, they became cofounders for a second time, creating another company called SmartCirqls, where they created big data solutions partnering with a world leading big data platform. In a short time they’d managed to make their business and service into a reputed name across India, North America and East Asia. In 2020, SmartCirqls the founders managed to sell their big data practice to a global system integrator.