SmartOwner is India’s largest 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.
We carefully curate top investment prospects in India’s fastest-growing cities. Each project undergoes rigorous commercial and legal due diligence and each listing is verified to ensure that pricing, specifications and market trends are accurate.
Put simply, every SmartOwner offering is vetted for both risk and returns. SmartOwner offerings are:
Vikram is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of successful ventures in both the US and India and with expertise in international real estate. Prior to leading SmartOwner, he established and ran CCH USA, a large property investment company in Arizona. Vikram holds a bachelor’s in commerce from Loyola College in Madras and a law degree (juris doctor) from the University of California.
Bala Parthasarathy is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and led companies in both Silicon Valley and India. He is the Chairman and CEO of MoneyTap, India’s first app-based credit line. Previous enterprises include Prime Venture Partners, a venture fund based in Bangalore, and Snapfish, a web-based photo service which was sold to HP for $300 million. Working alongside Nandan Nilekani, Bala played an active role in establishing the Indian government’s Aadhaar initiative. Bala earned a bachelor’s degree from IIT Madras and a master’s from the University of California.
Gautham is the managing director of Manipal Technologies Ltd (MTL), India's largest print-tech solutions provider. MTL is the country's leading purveyor of banking and smart card management solutions as well as a host of integrated print and digital offerings for the banking, financial services and insurance industry. Under Gautham's leadership, the organization has registered exponential growth; with operations in the USA, Europe, and Africa, it is now among the most recognized Indian multinational conglomerates. Gautham's other current leadership roles include managing director of the Manipal Media Group and chair of Primacy Industries. Born into the family that founded Syndicate Bank and Manipal Group's diversified businesses, Gautham earned his degree in printing technology from the Manipal Institute of Technology before joining the family business in 1997.
Mohan is an established business executive with a focus on education. He is the founder and CEO of Great Learning, a digital aided-learning platform for professionals. He simultaneously serves as vice chairman and CEO of the Great Lakes Institute of Management, one of India’s leading business schools. Prior to this, Mohan was the country head in India for Tiger Global, one of the world’s largest venture funds. Mohan holds an MBA from Stanford University, a master’s in computer science from the University of California-Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in computer science from IIT-Bombay.
Akshay is the country head of LinkedIn India, which is the professional network’s second largest market worldwide. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Akshay was the founder and CEO of Pulse, an award-winning personalized news application that drew accolades from Steve Jobs and other thought leaders and was acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million. Akshay’s educational background includes Stanford University, where he earned his master’s in electrical engineering, and Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and currently serves as a member of the advisory board.
Currently serving as managing partner of Prime Venture Partners, an early stage fund he co-founded, Shripati is a director of SmartOwner Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. He has held leadership positions in Cisco and presently serves on the boards of several organizations, including Ezetap, a digital payment firm which was named by CNBC in 2016 as one of the top three disruptors in the world. He co-founded Snapfish and helped grow its user base to 70 million before selling it to HP. Shripati earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s in computer science from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s in engineering from IIT-Madras.
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