Pay securely with your smartphone on any device, anywhere!

About Us

At Minkasu, we realize that online and mobile shopping today relies on weak and cumbersome methods of authentication like username, password, OTP, etc. We believe that the power of smartphone in our hands is still largely untapped, and therefore, we created Minkasu.

Minkasu is a mobile payment solution that uses the smartphone as an authentication device to make a payment on any device, any browser, any channel, anywhere. Its cutting edge security technologies make shopping safer and easier than ever before.

The Minkasu App delivers seamless user experience across all channels — online, mobile web, social channels, messaging platforms, in-app and in-store — without usernames and passwords. Fingerprint is used to authenticate transactions, and credit card numbers are neither stored, nor shared.

It is the only true multi-channel mobile payment solution in the market today, which is also ubiquitous.

Team

Anbu Gounder
Co-Founder & CEO

Anbu Gounder

Anbu has over 15 years of financial management and operating experience in the Silicon Valley technology companies.  Most recently, he was CFO of Dapper, an online display optimization company acquired by Yahoo.  Previously, Anbu was VP of Finance at Efficient Frontier, an online marketing optimization company, which was acquired by Adobe for $400 million. Anbu’s prior experience includes management roles at Elance, Junglee/Amazon.com and Cirrus Logic.

Anbu has a commerce degree from India and an MBA from the University of Texas. He is also a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant and Company Secretary.

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Chitra Rakesh
Marketing

Chitra Rakesh

Chitra has over ten years of experience in marketing with a focus on content, creative, strategy, public relations, brand management, social media and marketing programs. She has worked with several startups in the Valley. She co-founded a digital platform for companies to promote their brands, generate ideas and engage with users. She has also covered tech news for VentureBeat and Patch, and done feature articles for Hindustan Times and Times of India.

Chitra has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from FORE School of Management, India.

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Naveen Doraiswamy
Co-Founder & CTO

Naveen Doraiswamy

Naveen has over 10 years of software engineering and technical leadership experience in the areas of cloud computing, security, virtualization and databases. Most recently, he was the Distributed Systems Lead at Virtuata, a virtualization security company acquired by Cisco.  Prior to Virtuata, he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle.

Naveen has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.Tech from IIT Madras, India.

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Praveena Khanna
Engineering

Praveena Khanna

Praveena brings over 12 years of software and mobile development experience across payment, travel and retail industries.  Most recently, she developed a payment app at Verifone.  Prior to Verifone, she developed the popular Android app for Travelzoo which surpassed 1 Million downloads.

Praveena has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai, India.

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Sachin Selvaraj
Engineering

Sachin Selvaraj

Sachin has got a few years of mobile app and software development experience. Most recently, he was a Research Assistant at the University of New Orleans where he helped with the University’s mobile app and the website development. Earlier, he had worked at Atlas Healthcare, India as a Software Engineer.

Sachin has an MS in Computer Science from University of New Orleans and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from Amrita University, India.

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Salil Mody
Product & Strategy

Salil Mody

Salil has more than 15 years of experience across product management, business development and strategic partnership roles. Salil was most recently at Transerv, a Fintech startup, where he oversaw product management and strategic partnerships. Previously, Salil led Market Development for MasterCard for South Asia region. Prior to MasterCard, Salil spent over 8 years in several different positions at PayPal, starting out in product management in the Silicon Valley. Subsequently, he became Head of Global Core payments for India / S.E Asia and headed payment partnerships for the region.  He was also instrumental in the launch of PayPal’s cross border business in India.

Salil has a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Advisors

Gopalaraman Padmanabhan
Non-Executive Chairman at Bank of India

Gopalaraman Padmanabhan

Mr. Padmanabhan is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Bank of India and is one of the highest ranked banking officials in India. He is also a Senior Advisor to Visa. Most recently, he was Executive Director at Reserve Bank of India. Earlier, he was the Head of Payment Systems at Reserve Bank of India.

Mr. Padmanabhan has a MBA from University of Birmingham, UK.

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Tony

Tony
Senior Vice President at Star India

Tony

Tony is currently the Senior Vice President at Star India and is one of the stalwarts of the Indian e-commerce industry. He cofounded the group buying site Grabbon which was acquired by Snapdeal in 2010. He then became one of the key senior executives at Snapdeal and helped Snapdeal become one of the biggest ecommerce companies in the country. He is credited with incubating some of the most innovative online marketplace initiatives in the Indian e-commerce sector.

Tony has a MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

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Join us and create a new shopping paradigm

If you would like to join our growing team, send us your resume and a brief note to careers@minkasu.com