Mangesh Panditrao
Shoptimize India Pvt. Ltd.

Mangesh is an engineer from the Govt. College of Engineering Pune (COEP) and started his career as a software developer with Infosys. While at COEP, he was the recipient of the coveted "Best Outgoing Student" award and received several scholarships including the J.N. Tata Endowment. Post Infosys, Mangesh pursued his higher studies at Purdue University where he closely worked with the Krannert School of Management on Supply Chain Benchmarking. He later continued to work in the US at several manufacturing, consulting and technology firms for 5 years before returning to India in 2007. During this period, Mangesh witnessed the growth in eCommerce in the US from a very nascent stage to massive scale.

Mangesh started his first company, Niyuj Enterprise Software Solutions in 2007 in India with a focus of bringing world-class IT systems to businesses in India. Niyuj is an IT services company that works with clients to help build, integrate and deploy systems. While at Niyuj, Mangesh saw the growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a much more effective and scalable option to develop and deploy software. Mangesh moved out of Niyuj after 5 years to start Shoptimize in 2012.

Shoptimize is one of India's leading eCommerce SaaS platforms that helps brands setup and grow their online sales. Shoptimize works with some of the largest companies in India and drives several million dollars worth GMV for it's customers. Mangesh always believed that companies in India do not want to pay for technology and would rather have a solution that brings them growth and stability in business. Shoptimize has been built on this basic premise.

Mangesh is a rare entrepreneur who has an in-depth knowledge of technology and a great pulse for business. He is currently a mentor for budding startups which are a part of Reliance's GenNext Ventures. He works very closely with young entrepreneurs to help them with finding a product-market fit.

Mangesh currently is based in Pune and lives with his wife and two children. He is an avid sports enthusiast who has represented Maharashtra in rowing at the National Games and represented his city and university in several games such as hockey, football and volleyball. He believes that Shoptimize will be one of India's largest drivers of online GMV and is investing in building a product and a company of the future.