Anand brings a passion for product, deep mobile ecosystem expertise, and entrepreneurial success to Storm. He currently drives mobile product management within the search product group at Yahoo!
Prior to Yahoo!, Anand was Director of PM at Openwave (Nasdaq: OPWV) driving new product incubation and day to day product management of the mobile mediation product line which touched 200+M subscribers daily through 70+ mobile operators. Before Openwave, he was CTO and head of product at MorfMobile, a platform that specialized in mobilizing premium content and services. Earlier, Anand was with MyToday SMS (India), a mobile content publisher with over 17M monthly mobile users and 12 billion+ SMS messages sent annually. Previously, Anand co-founded and helped build Aeroprise, and under his leadership, Aeroprise’s mobile personalization solutions became the most-deployed mobility tool worldwide for service management and was acquired by BMC Software (NYSE: BMC).
He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engg. from Stanford University, a Bachelors in Engg. from PSG College of Technology (India) and has completed the Global Leadership and Policy Program at Harvard University. In 2010, Anand was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and in 2011 he was named one of Silicon Valley's 40 rising stars.
Chief Product Officer
Jun, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Aug, 2016||GoldVIP Technology Solutions (Crown-it)||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2016||Makkajai||$200k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2016||Buttercups||undisclosed amount / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2016||Aisle||$200k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2015||Rentongo.com||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2015||Splitkart||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun 9, 2016||Economic Times - Vikas Purohit, senior vice-president at Paytm quits to start his own start-up|
|Jun 7, 2016||Economic Times - No product head for Snapdeal as tech chief Rajiv Mangla to oversee both functions|
|Jun 3, 2016||YourStory News - Myntra reshuffles its technology team, The Glitch gets a new CEO and Exotel appoints CFO – executives who made ‘the’ move|
|May 30, 2016||YourStory News - Snapdeal establishes data sciences centre in California|
|May 30, 2016||YourStory News - InMobi CFO joins Practo, Freecharge has a new CEO and Snapdeal loses its CPO – 10 industry movements that shook Indian startups in May|
|May 25, 2016||Business Standard (India) - Freecharge appoints Govind Rajan as CEO|
|May 24, 2016||Times of India - Sitemap - Snapdeal product chief Anand Chandrasekaran quits|
|May 24, 2016||The Tech Portal - #BREAKING : Snapdeal’s Chief Product Officer Anand Chandrasekaran quits|