Mobile advertising platform InMobi announced the appointment of Microsoft veteran Ravi Krishnaswamy as its chief technology officer.
Ravi will lead InMobi’s technology strategy and innovation agenda supporting the organization’s tech vision in big-data and AI. His key mandate will include evaluating where the biggest technical opportunities and risks are and helping nurture a culture of innovation within InMobi’s engineering organization.
“InMobi has been a bellwether company for Indian startups. It was India’s first unicorn and one of the only global tech-product companies built from the ground up in India,” said Ravi Krishnaswamy, CTO of InMobi.
Naveen Tewari and Mohit Saxena are the co-founders of InMobi. Mohit Saxena, current CTO, will continue to lead the organization in his capacity of a co-founder.
Ravi was with Microsoft for close to two decades, leading various broad scoped charters including building Microsoft’s cloud OS platform as he led the Azure teams at Microsoft IDC. Ravi pioneered the strategic evolution of the .NET platform and ecosystem during his tenure leading the .NET framework core charter.
Before joining Microsoft, Ravi co-founded a technology start-up in the bay area in the mid-90s, specializing in mobile enterprise network management.
As an entrepreneurial enthusiast and angel investor, Ravi mentors technology startups in his spare time and is also an advisor to startups like BookMEDs, Xampr among others. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Most recently, Ravi Ravi Krishnaswamy was the senior vice president of Engineering at Flipkart, responsible for leading infrastructure and platforms group. Ravi also headed the e-commerce provider’s logistics wing.