We started out in one of our basements, ate dinners together and watched many of the 2011 NBA games as we plotted our world domination plans. We want to dramatically change the way people shop locally with a world class consumer product – something everyone in Zoomingo shares ( besides our good looks and ability to eat teriyaki daily!).
The core team has built multiple internet and mobile applications that are used by tens of millions of users. We are looking for engineers and product designers who want to make a significant impact and shape an exciting new product. Do you want to make a difference? Send us a note
Shirish was the co-founder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with 12 million registered members. Livemocha transformed the staid language learning market with a unique community based approach to language learning. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder and CEO of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless e-mail pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion in 2002. The TeamOn technology serves as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail, which is currently in use today by over 30 million BlackBerry users.
Shirish started his technology career at Microsoft where as a senior executive at MSN, he successfully drove the product strategy that catapulted MSN.com to among the top three portal sites on the internet. While at MSN, he personally orchestrated the acquisition of Hotmail and partnership with Inktomi Corporation to jump start Microsoft’s entry into the two largest internet application categories – E-mail and Search respectively.
Shirish holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Shirish serves on the board of Livemocha, TiE Seattle and is an advisor to many technology startups.
Besides work, Shirish loves to hold pancake breakfasts and barbeques for his co-workers and is known to have a wicked top spin in ping-pong.
Krishnan was the co-founder of Livemocha, a Time Magazine Top 50 web site in 2010 with over 10 million users and serving over 100 million page views a month. Krishnan and his team built the technology platform for Livemocha that enabled it to quickly scale to millions of users from over 200 different countries following its launch in September 2007.
Prior to Livemocha, Krishnan was Director of Development at Motive, Inc, a highly successful Austin based technology startup that was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent. He was an early member of the Motive team and played an instrumental role in building products that have over 40 million users. He later started and managed Motive’s India office, growing it to over 50 employees in less than 18 months.
Krishnan has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay and Masters from University of Texas, Austin.
Besides work, Krishnan loves searching on the internet for deals, spending time with his daughter and between startups, trying to make a living playing poker. You can read Krishnan’s blog here