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About Us

SmartOwner is Asia’s leading real estate marketplace for investors, offering opportunities not available on the general market. We were ranked by the Financial Times as the fastest-growing FinTech firm in South Asia, and among the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Asia-Pacific.

Founded by Silicon Valley veterans, we specialize in giving the savvy investor access to high-value opportunities, which are normally the domain of large financial institutions.

Board of Directors

SmartOwner's board is comprised of a team of experienced entrepreneurs, technologists and senior executives.

VIKRAM CHARI - Chairman and CEO

Vikram is a serial entrepreneur and international real estate expert. Prior to SmartOwner, he established and ran CCH USA, a large property investment company in the US. Vikram holds a bachelor’s in commerce from Loyola College in Madras and a law degree (juris doctor) from the University of California.

GAUTHAM PAI - Director

A third-generation entrepreneur, Gautham is the chairman of Primacy Industries and the MD of Manipal Technologies Ltd., India's largest print-tech solutions provider. He earned his bachelor's from the Manipal Institute of Technology.

MOHAN LAKHAMRAJU - Director

Mohan, founder of Great Learning, was previously the India country head of Tiger Global, one of the world's largest venture funds. He holds a bachelor's from IIT-Bombay, a master's from the University of California-Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford.

AKSHAY KOTHARI - Director

Akshay is the COO of Notion Labs, in San Francisco. Prior to that, he founded Pulse, the award-winning news application, and then sold it to Linkedin and was the India head for Linkedin. Akshay earned a bachelor's from Purdue, where he is a member of the advisory board, and a master's in engineering from Stanford.

SHRIPATI ACHARYA - Director

Shripati co-founded Snapfish, which was acquired by HP. He has held leadership roles at Cisco and with India's Unique ID (Aadhaar) initiative. Shripati has a bachelor’s from IIT-Madras, a master's from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.