Team & Advisors

Oswald Foundation is an innovative, young company of motivated individuals.
We want to make technology accessible and empower millions.
Anand Chowdhary
Chief Executive Officer
Previously worked with Government of Delhi, consultant to 10+ startups. Dropped out from college to build Oswald Foundation.
Nishant Gadihoke
Chief Technology Officer
Previously worked with Google, Khan Academy, the Wikimedia Foundation, and numerous startups as a designer and developer.
Mahendra Raghuwanshi
Chief Operations Officer
Previously worked with Nokia, electronics engineer by profession, manages and expands Oswald Foundation.
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Erik Hasenoehrl
Research Advisor
Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble in the Cincinnati Area, US, holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and helps us in research and development.
Gagan Bhasin
Mobility Advisor
Director at Nokia Network Planning and Optimization, helps us in understanding telecommunications and the smartphone market.
Abhinav Tandon
Partnerships Advisor
Cofounder of StartupGurukul, a startup mentorship and coworking space, and founder and CEO of Lasie Foundation, a leading NGO in Delhi.
Pankaj Kankaria
Investment Advisor
Director at Scale Ventures, angel investor, and previously Associate Director at Ola with a masters’ from the University of Edinburgh.
Siddharth Shetty
IndiaStack Advisor
Product Manager at Exotel, India’s largest cloud communications platform, and contributor at IndiaStack, the set of Digital India APIs we’re using.
Tobias Stone
Eye Innovation Advisor
Founder of EYE Focus Accelerator, the world’s first startup accelerator program for companies developing for living with visual impairment.
Arnav Gupta
Technology Advisor
Android developer and instructor at Coding Blocks, GSoC intern, open source contributor, and CyanogenMod and AOKP device maintainer.
Pradeep Chowdhary
Design Advisor
Product designer, founder of Industry Development India, holder of multiple patents, previously at GE Plastics with a masters’ from NID.