Mr. Valanju brings 13 years of entrepreneurial experience in financial services, social media, and telecommunications. Prior to founding BuzzBanking, he was a Partner at Steinwasser, Inc., a technology and business consulting firm with offices in Texas and Germany. There he specialized in business consulting in financial services, healthcare technology and energy. Mr. Valanju was a founder of Fusion Mobile, a wireless Mobile Virtual Network Operator with operations in regional retailers with operations in over a dozen states.Prior to Fusion, Mr. Valanju was Director of Business Development at Pluck Corporation, a social media company which was later purchased by Demand Media. At Pluck, he managed programs with eBay and traditional printed media properties. He was also a co-founder of FundsXpress where he worked on business strategy and technology. FundsXpress is an Internet banking and financial services company serving financial institutions nationwide. FundsXpress was acquired by First Data Corporation.
Mr. Valanju is a business and technology strategy advisor to the Managing Editor of the PetroChem Wire, the leading Ethylene daily industry newsletter and index for NYMEX/CME Group contracts. He was also a business advisor to EosHealth, a company bringing next generation disease management and healthcare programs to patients worldwide via social media. Mr. Valanju has served as a scientist conducting research in astrophysics for a research group at UC Berkeley. He has a B.A. in Physics from The University of California at Berkeley and holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin where he focused on Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization.