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Babajob is shaping the way people hire and get hired. By seamlessly connecting employers and jobseekers through our digital platform, we make jobs accessible to everyone, and make hiring fast and easy. We were founded with a purpose—to provide skilled aspiring workers (such as drivers, delivery executives, nurses, beauticians, entry-level sales, BPO executives and more) access to better employment opportunities. Babajob is not just about creating jobs; we are about bettering people’s lives and providing dignified livelihoods. We enable households and companies alike to shape and modernize their workforce. Babajob’s rapid expansion across India continues to bring people closer to their dream job and helps employers find the perfect candidates. As of 2016, Babajob has registered over 5 million job seekers in India and raised over $12m in funding from SEEK, Gray Ghost Ventures, Khosla Impact and USAID.

The Leadership Team

Sean Blagsvedt
Founder - CEO

Sean launched his career working at the White House with Internet Policy Czar–Ira Magaziner. He then went on to spend 9 years with Microsoft, owning Messenger Integration, Speech Recognition and Windows Vista’s IM experience. Setting up and helping found Microsoft Research India in 2004 was what brought Sean to India, what kept him here is another story. Sean’s vision for Babajob stemmed from his focus on innovative technology adoption in emerging markets, and Duke University and World Bank research. For his contribution to organizing the informal sector in India through Babajob, Sean received the Namma Bengaluru award for Best Foreign Resident in 2014. Along the way Sean met his beautiful wife, Archana Prasad, with whom he shares a wonderful son, Vyom, and the Babajob family dog, Berlin. Sean holds a degree in Computer Science and Public Policy from Brown University,

Vir Kashyap
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Vir Kashyap moved to India 8 years ago and co-founded Babajob. Vir manages the strategic direction of the company, all strategic partnerships and governs financial aspects of the business. Previously, Vir was a partner at Indavest, a venture capital and incubation firm focusing on early‐stage consumer investments in India. Prior to that, Vir was part of the Business Development team at Vega Asset Management based in Madrid. After getting a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Religion from Bowdoin College (Maine), Vir started his career at Morgan Stanley in New York where he assisted the firm’s Alternative Asset Management clients raise capital from global investors. His experience includes Epinions.com (now part of eBay) where he helped launch the enterprise-computing vertical. Along the way, Vir actively advises other passionate startup entrepreneurs and is co-founder of the Bangalore Social Enterprise Group. He enjoys his music and has been known to spin a few tracks for the crowd at times.

Giridharan Natarajan
Head - Product

Giri started his career as a product developer after his bachelors in Computer science and engineering. After doing a bit of techie stuff for a couple of years developing a few products, he pursued an MBA in General Management from IIM, Bangalore and has been a product manager ever since. He has had Product Management stints at Yahoo, Microsoft and Vodafone before becoming the head of the Products at Simplilearn. Over the last few years, Giri has worked in many industries including online advertising, search, education and network safety. He is awesome at creating products for emerging markets. In his free time, Giri enjoys a bunch of outdoor activities. He is an advanced diver, certified fitness trainer and an avid runner completing many 10k and half-marathons (including the Ladakh marathon). He enjoys brainteasers, Sudoku and a good game of poker. We’re placing our bets on Giri!

Harsha SN
Senior Vice President - Engineering

A virtuoso in the Engineering world, Harsha has created products for more than 200 startups in both Silicon Valleys (on both sides of the ocean - Bangalore and California). He comes with 15 years of experience in creating powerful solutions in mobility, analytics, social and cloud areas. He has worked with customers from all across the globe (good thing he likes to travel). Prior to Babajob, he was Assistant Vice President of Engineering at Sourcebits. He has also worked as a Senior Architect for the Nokia Messaging platform with over 200 million active users and was named Global Nokia/Symbian Innovator of the Year (2008). Harsha holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET) in Computer Science and Engineering, and has completed the Executive General Management Programme in Strategy and Innovation from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

Akshat Kansal
Vice President - Engineering

In Akshat’s prior life, he was a DevOps leader for a start-up, and helped with strategy and execution of the product, improving the product scalability, quality, reliability and customer experience. He has massive experience in designing systems for scale, implementing private and public clouds at an enterprise scale, and obsesses over data centre automation. Akshat is a VP of Engineering at Babajob. He’s responsible for infrastructure, DevOps, and scaling up Babajob. He’s focused on building automation and intelligence every step of the way. Akshat holds a degree in Information Technology from UPTU and is the main man when it comes to defining and executing the overall technology strategy for Babajob. He’s fascinated with implementing technology at scale and when it comes to supporting strategy and ground-level execution Akshat is leading the way!