We are on a mission to build AI powered solutions that are cost-effective, cutting-edge, and accelerate time-to-value for all customers irrespetive of their size.
Drive Analytics is a bunch of talented and inspired engineers on a mission to democratize the delivery of cutting edge AI solutions. Our core values are rapid delivery of value to customers, while keeping the costs low in order to meet the changing needs and challenges of the market.
Drive is an award winning, industry recognized, seasoned player in this field. It was founded by Pradeep Janakiraman, a seasoned IT technocrat with over 26 years of industry experience across R&D, Product development and delivery of IT services. Pradeep is a former IBM T.J. Watson labs researcher and has filed for 3 patents for his works.
Since its inception in 2015, Drive has had an impressive track record. It has been at the forefront of being recognized in leading startup competitions (Wharton, LetsIgnite, MassChallenge). It is part of the DeepTech Club an accelerator/mentoring initiative by India’s premier startup body NASSCOM. It is recipient of game changer awards. It has got media coverage across multiple magazines. It is also rated among Top-10 startups for internships in the country. (Internshala)
Drive Analytics received Angel and Seed funding within its first year of operations. It was also part of a strategic Joint Venture with a leading sports organization, which culminated in a part of the company being acquired.
Drive’s core Computer vision and NLP models are built using the most advanced AI technologies. They are trained on a vast range of datasets to ensure applicability to a vast range of domains. Drive’s core components are wrapped around by an API enabling rapid deployment of solutions.
Previously available exclusively to tech giants, AI is now getting democratized and making its way into more organizations’ business processes.
But many AI projects don’t set realistic targets, and hence fall woefully short of expecations and never the deliver the value that was promised.
Drive has delivered advanced AI solutions to some very reputed business names. Drive’s solutions are highly scalable and its APIs are being put to daily usage in various scenarios.
We have the expertise in making AI projects successful and without burning all the extra money and time !
Pradeep is a seasoned IT technocrat with over 20 years of industry experience in Product Development, IT Services and R&D. Pradeep has vast experience in handling global delivery of many innovative solutions for Fortune-100 customers. His work experience spans IBM research, Sun Microsystems, Verisign and other successful startups. Pradeep graduated from BITS Pilani, holds a M.S in Computer Science from Syracuse University and was enrolled in the PhD program at Columbia University. He did an executive management program at IIM Kolkata. Pradeep holds 3 approved patents for research work he did earlier in his career at IBM research and a startup.
Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (IVK) is an active member of Indian Angel Network, LetsVenture and Axilor ventures and highly active in the early stage start-up ecosystem in emerging areas of technology. IVK formerly served as the Chief Technology Officer for Wipro Tech and he also is the co-founder and CTO of Crayon Data. IVK consults and advises startups in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Mobility and Cloud services.
Suresh Shankar is best known to be an visionary strategist, evangelist and a disruptive thinker in the Data Analytics space and the startup ecosystem. Suresh set up the first media buying company in India JWT-fulcrum in 1995.Suresh is the Founder of Crayon Data and he earlier sold his successful startup RedPill solutions to IBM in 2009. Suresh holds a MBA from IIM Kolkata.