Team YS

Shradha Sharma, Founder & Chief Editor

Shradha Sharma is the Founder of – India’s leading online platform for first generation Indian entrepreneurs. Prior to starting YourStory, Shradha was one of the youngest Assistant Vice Presidents at CNBC TV18 and also, a Brand Adviser at Times of India. With a strong media background, she actively advises startups on marketing and communication strategies. Shradha holds a bachelors and masters degree in History from St.Stephens College, Delhi and an MBA from MICA.

In 2010, Shradha won the NASSCOM Ecosystem Evangelist Award for her efforts in building an inclusive startup community. She also won the Villgro Journalist of the Year Award the same year, for covering over 2000 startups in a short span of one and a half years.

Email: | Twitter: @sharmashradha

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Chandan Raj, Chief Technology Officer

Chandan takes care of Operations and Activation for partner engagements at YourStory. A techie with a good understanding for the business aspects of a venture. He is also the Co-Founder of Aashayein Foundation – An NGO empowering underprivileged children through education. Previously he was Head of Operations at Springboard Ventures and GrowVC India. Before being bitten by the startups and entrepreneurship bug – he used to work as a Senior Software Engineer at IBM India Software Labs (ISL – Sterling Commerce). Chandan holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and is a 2010 StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow – Tufts Fletcher School, Boston.

Email: | Twitter: @chandansraj

Varsha Adusumilli, AVP Marketing & Partnerships

Varsha is an alumnus of BITS Pilani Goa campus. Prior to joining, Varsha worked at Amazon Development Center, & Wells Fargo.

Email: | Twitter: @varsha181


Samridhi Sharma, Director Engagements and Communications 

Samridhi Sharma heads the engagements at and has managed key campaigns like TechSparks & Sociopreneruship. Prior to YourStory, samridhi has been in the communication industry for over 8 years and handled communication of brands like Vodafone, Loreal, Qualcomm, Helion, Deutsche Bank. She comes with a good understanding of planning and execution of communication and brand promotion strategy and believes great ideas need even greater implementation to be a success.

Madanmohan Rao, Research Director

Dr Madanmohan Rao is research director for He is the editor of five book series: “The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook”, “The Knowledge Management Chronicles,” “AfricaDotEdu,” “World of Proverbs,” and “The Global Citizen.” Madan is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, and has given talks and lectures in over 80 countries around the world. He is also an editor and DJ in world music and jazz, and writes for World Music Central and Jazzuality.

Email: | Twitter: @MadanRao

Jubin Mehta, Writer and AnalystJubin Mehta

Jubin is the content lead at who can write with passion at fanatical speeds. He started worshiping literature at a young age and is a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Surat in a parallel life. Deriving the analytical skills from this alternate life and merging it with writing focused on entrepreneurship, he is a perfect match for YourStory. He also writes regularly on his blog: Marvelous Tales of Douchebaggery.

Email: | Twitter: @jub_in

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Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi, Social Media Strategist/Technology Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi

A Software Engineer by education, Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi has been a Workshop Consultant with The Times of India and later on was a Cloud developer with CSC India Pvt Ltd. He has hands on experience in Cloud Technologies and Data Migration Tools, A v6 Certified Hacker by Ethical Council. Apart from coding, Bhushan also has a keen interest in analyzing Stock Market movements and often forgets the outer world once he starts Reading.

Email:  | Twitter: @adi_bhushan


Vallabh Rao, Writer

Vallabh RaoVallabh Rao has been part of YourStory since 2009 . He is currently based in Beijing, China where is learning Chinese, getting to know the Chinese tech/startup industry and mastering how to eat with chopsticks! He writes about startups with a focus on Asia and social/green entrepreneurship among other topics. He has previously worked with various organizations in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem including Ashoka, Unitus Capital, Changemakers and Rockefeller Foundation.

Email: | Twitter: @raovallab

Venkatesh Krishnamoorty, Chennai Evangelist

Besides running his own entrepreneurial venture, Virtual Paper (which is purely into Editing) Venkatesh looks at analytical and in depth story management at YourStory

Akash Das, Asst Manager, Content and Social Media

Akash has been with YourStory since its inception and is the hands on member of our team. Always ready to help, Akash naturally found YourStory to his liking.

Email: | Twitter: @d_akas


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