Abinash brings more than 17 years of experience within technology, Internet and mobile, having created and run a number of early and growth stage companies. Currently, Abinash is co-founder and CEO of Helpshift, Inc., an early stage start-up that is building a mobile in-app customer support solution.
Prior to Helpshift, Abinash started the India division of Zimbra, Inc and grew it to 40 employees prior to its acquisition by Yahoo, Inc. Prior to Zimbra, Abinash was an early employee at Openwave Systems Inc., the pioneers of the Mobile Internet 1.0 (WAP), which delivered the first Internet enabled phones to the market as early in 1999. At Openwave, he was responsible for conceptualizing and delivering the worlds first IP based Voicemail/Unified communications, Mobile Photo Messaging (in Japan) and MMS products to the market. Abinash also contributed to the development of the VoiceXML and 3GPP MMS standards. Prior to Openwave, Abinash started his career at Oracle Corporation as a technology evangelist and product manager of Oracle's web development tools.