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Sharat Potharaju [2002/BT/CH], Co-founder and CEO of MobStac

Sharat is the Co-founder and CEO of MobStac responsible for crafting the overall strategy and execution at MobStac. Prior to founding MobStac, Sharat spent over 3 years doing investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York, where he worked in both the Corporate Finance and Leveraged Finance groups. In this role, Sharat assisted clients in deriving customized solutions to the corporate finance issues they were facing. His work spanned a diverse set of industries, including but not limited to, financial services, healthcare, retail, technology, etc., and also included executing multi–billion dollar financing and merger and acquisition transactions.

Sharat is also very passionate about politics and public governance. From October, 2008 to May, 2009 Sharat was on a break working at Janaagraha as the Head of Marketing and Communications for the very popular Jaago Re One Billion Votes Campaign, India’s largest grassroots movement for voter registration to date. Sharat was awarded India’s Hottest Young Entrepreneur by the Business World magazine in 2011.

Sharat has a Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) from Duke University, and a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.