Sujayath Ali

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Sujayath Ali
NationalityIndian
EducationIndian School of Business, Hyderabad
OccupationCo-founder & Chief executive officer of Voonik
Home townPollachi
WebsiteSujayath Ali on Twitter

Sujayath Ali (born 30 January 1980) is a Software Development Engineer and Internet entrepreneur.[1] In 2013, he co-founded Voonik, an online marketplace for women’s fashion.[2] He is currently the Chief executive officer of the company.[3]

Early life[edit]

Ali was born in Pollachi, a town in the state of Tamil Nadu. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Engineering from the Mepco Schlenk Engineering College before completing his MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.[4]

Ali is married to a Summiah Fathima, a dentist.

Early career[edit]

Ali started his career as a Senior Software Development Engineer at iNautix Technologies in Chennai.[5] Before co-founding Voonik, Ali was Vice President, head of Visa Checkout merchant programme at Visa Inc.. Prior to his stint at Visa, he worked for 7 years as Senior Project Manager at Amazon.com.[6]

Ali has experience for more than a decade in Product management, E-commerce, Analytics, Cloud computing and Mobile commerce, among others.

Voonik[edit]

Voonik was started in 2013. At this time, the economy was shaky with an uncertain business outlook, however, Ali and his partner Navaneetha Krishnan had conviction in their ecommerce idea.

Ali participated in Bloomberg India’s ‘The Pitch 3.0’ along with 10 other entrepreneurs. He was declared the winner resulting in a funding worth Rs. 2.5 crores from SeedFund.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voonik.com wants to turn regular customers into fashionistas by providing free online personal stylist". VCCircle. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Significant rise in mergers and acquisitions in startup space with 48 deals in past three months". The Economic Times. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Voonik raises $20 million in fresh capital from existing and new investors". The Economic Times. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Why only IITs & IIMs? Some startups believe exceptional talent resides in lesser known institutions too". The Economic Times. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Being humble helps you get work done: Sujayath Ali". The Times of India. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Sujayath Ali – Left Amazon to change the face of e-Commerce in India". OnlyLoudest. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  7. ^ "In Conversation With The Winner Of Bloomberg India's 'The Pitch 3.0', A Reality Show For Entrepreneurs". Inc 42 Magazine. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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