Team YS

Shradha Sharma, Founder and looking for a designation that sums up the “real life of a founder” | 

Shradha Sharma is the Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. Shradha lives her life in stories. And believes, every story is unique and every story matters. Armed with degrees from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad, prior to founding YourStory Shradha worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18. In 2015, she was selected in the list of 500  LinkedIn Influencers across the world. Also in 2015 (March) Sharma received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.

Radhika P Nair |

Radhika’s passion for writing led her to choose journalism as her career while still in high school. In her over decade-long career, Radhika has been a television journalist, a travel writer and a newspaper reporter. Her last stint was as Special Correspondent at The Economic Times, where she reported on startups and broke numerous e-commerce and startup news stories. Her love for long form writing, analysis and startups has brought her to YourStory, where she is Editor-Research.

Dipti Nair | 

Less is more. If there’s anything that my years in print journalism have taught me, it is this. And that’s how I choose to live. Along the way, I have enjoyed my stints in other mediums like television, radio and now the Web. When not surrounded by startup stories, I like to travel in search of inspiring stories myself. You can find them in ‘The National Geographic Traveller, India’ and ‘India Today, Travel Plus’. I also take time out to teach pottery; and at present run the risk of being bitten by what we at YS call the E bug!

Ezhilan Baskar |

Ezhilan is the go-getter in YourStory, who leaves no stone unturned to make things happen. Yeah, the stone sometimes hits the poor mortals around him, but, he is on a chase to make the impossible become possible everyday. He is at it, and drives everyone to it too.

Tanvi Dubey |

A sucker for most things ancient Tanvi loves old books and ruins. Tanvi gets a kick from visiting monuments and decoding “stories from sites”. This complements her graduate and post-graduate degrees in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.She loves to groove on desi beats on the dance floor. Reading who dun its and American crime series add to the thrill of life. Her fluency in Bhojpuri (yes Bhojpuri) is matched by her passion for gourmet cooking.Love and passion according to her are the answer to all the troubles in the world.

Emmanuel Amberber |

Emmanuel is an EIR at YourStory/Africa. An Ethiopian by Passport but Hyderabadi by heart. Also, he is co-founder of FlyingCocoon, a social media agency. Loves startups, tech, entrepreneurship, and the intersection of India & Africa.

Rukmangada Raja |

A Diploma holder in Cinematography, Raja has.worked with India TV and CNBC TV18 as a senior Cameraman.He joined YourStory last year. He loves reading and enjoys music and watching sports. He likes travelling too.

Anjali V |

As a child Anjali was into visual media, watching movies/stories on TV. Now she enjoys making visual stories at YourStory. She has worked with CNBC-TV 18 and with Times Now as video editor and video producer at News 9. She enjoys music and plays the veena. Her love for movies continues. Women leaders and entrepreneurs are her inspiration.

Madanmohan Rao |

Madan is a Level 6 Certified Gypsy, which means he gets jet lag only when he doesn’t travel. He is not satisfied with having visited only 80 countries, he wants to see them all — and then once more to see what has changed. The only thing he likes better than reading and devouring books is writing them, of which he has already penned 15. Madan’s hobbies include beer appreciation and travel, and his work involves research, writing, and consulting in innovation. For fun (which can also be work!) he is a columnist and DJ/RJ in world music and jazz. Turn-offs are bores, slow talkers, and corrupt clueless people who hold back progress. He is thoroughly enjoying being Asia’s most eligible bachelor.

Vallabh Rao |

Vallabh 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.

Akash Das |

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.