EtherSky was founded with the mission to ideate technology solutions for societal needs - and create self-sustaining social entrepreneurship ventures. In essence, we are a startup of social-venture startups where social venture ideas are incubated, and technology solutions are created and propelled to the point of venture and institutional funding. We then partner with the investors to shape and grow the company.
India is the primary target market for all the ventures by EtherSky. However, since many societal needs are universal, the solutions have applicability in several parts of the world. Thus these ventures are built from the ground up to have the scale and flexibility to meet the needs of regions around the world. From a technology perspective, EtherSky’s ventures specialize in large-scale cloud platform technologies.
Among the ventures in our ideation portfolio, the first one to reach launch is Spotstream. Spotstream is a social platform that helps you share and follow spots of interest. Though the primary social objective underlying the creation of SpotStream is to help identify, popularize, and help protect the lesser-known historical sites, it is also finding use with food lovers, nature photographers, and travel enthusiasts.
Locate lesser known spots of heritage and share the stories
Document the local legends from the elderly storytellers
Share tidbits about ancient traditions and where and how they are practiced
Share food culture of each region and locate the places that excel in them
Share information and location of artisans practicing the ancient arts of a region
Connect with like-minded people to help in conservation
Praveen is an experienced entrepreneur, who has built hardware and software technology companies in Silicon Valley, California. His most recent venture, Packet Island, created the telecom industry’s first cloud-based VoIP lifecycle management solution using custom-designed deep-packet-inspection micro-appliances. Under Praveen’s leadership, Packet Island was acquired in 2009 by BroadSoft (Nasdaq:BSFT), the global leader in VoIP application servers. Prior to Packet Island, Praveen co-founded Musicphone (acquired by Gracenote/Sony) and EtherCloud, both based in Silicon Valley. He played an executive role in launching Telsima, the VoIP-Wimax company. Praveen started his career in R&D working on OpenView and Data-Center networking technologies at Hewlett Packard, Cupertino, CA. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley, an MS (CS) from UC Riverside, and a BE (CS&E) from the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG).
Sankar is a hands-on technology leader with more than two decades of experience in software product development and leadership roles. In his most recent role at Dell, Sankar led Dell Research’s technology & academic collaboration initiatives in India, and as a Director in Dell's Networking R&D, led embedded network software development initiatives. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at HCL Technologies and Tech Mahindra where he was instrumental in incubating and leading globally distributed product development initiatives for large Telecom & Data Networking equipment vendors. Sankar is passionate about driving a culture of innovation and mentoring young engineers & leaders. Sankar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) and believes learning is a lifelong mission.