A veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Rakesh Mathur has created and led over a dozen startups and technologies that have impacted millions of lives. Mathur founded and served as CEO of Junglee, whose virtual database technology paved the way for online comparison shopping, and which sold to Amazon. In the last two years, two of his bootstrapped startups, Just Chalo and Droptalk, were acquired by OpenTable and Dropbox. Mathur also founded Webaroo, the world’s largest SMS community with 35 million subscribers.
As a consummate technology deal maker, Oneal Bhambani has financed some of the most innovative companies in the world. He concurrently is a partner at TCW/Craton, part of TCW, an investment firm majority owned by The Carlyle Group with AUM of over $150 billion. Bhambani previously served as a director at Riverwood Capital, a globally focused technology private equity firm with AUM of over $2 billion. He serves on the boards of Flywheel and Whitehall Industries, as a board observer at Kabbage and a Senior Advisor to India-based Nutek Ltd.
An accomplished technologist and entrepreneur, Rajani has been part of the founding team of three companies (Seer, TenFold, and CommVault) that had successful IPOs. He has built database, middleware, and applications development software that have been used by hundreds of millions of users. Prior to Flywheel, Mr. Rajani was the CTO at Humin, a mobile applications company for contacts and relationships management where he led product and technology.
Prior to Flywheel, Ryan founded and led several companies, most recently as founder and CEO of the popular mobile social network mbuzzy which he sold to SendMe, Inc., joining SendMe's executive team as VP & GM. He began his career in mobile in 1999 at Openwave Systems, Inc. where he led new product initiatives and partnerships. Ryan holds patents in the areas of mobile payments and multi-modal mobile voice applications.
Over 20 years of experience focused in the mobile technology space in the US and abroad prior to coming to Flywheel. Worked in multiple roles at major organizations and startup environments from Fujitsu and HP to Handspring, Palm and NOOK, bringing cutting edge products to market. Passionate about breaking new ground, and driving growth in a scalable way.