Srikant Sastri to become co-founder of Crayon Data

Singapore-headquartered Crayon Data, with a development centre in India, has announced appointment of Serial entrepreneur and digital evangelist, Srikant Sastri, as its Co-Founder.

Srikant said, I am excited about the way Crayon brings together the world of enterprise analytics and digital and social media onto one Big Data platform. As organizations cope with rapidly-growing silos of data within and outside their business, Crayon provides some real answers. Working with Suresh and rest of the Crayon team is something that I really look forward to.

Suresh V. Shankar, Founder of Crayon Data, said, Over the past nine months, Crayon has brought together a great team of investors, advisors and experts across platform, delivery, data science, and UI/UX, at Singapore and Chennai. We are already seeing the impact in the form of real projects and revenues from global clients. Srikant is one of the smartest people I have met in my life and having him formally become a co-founder is truly exciting.

Some of Srikant’s entrepreneurial high points have been the formation of SolutionsDigitas.
These ventures got acquired by the Publicis Groupe and Randstad, respectively. In his most recent role as VivaKi India, Chairperson, Srikant led an ambitious M&A strategy to help Publicis Groupe establish digital leadership in India, through the acquisition of Resultrix, Convonix and Neev Technologies.

Srikant started his career at Unilever and McCann-Erickson where he was focussed towards development issues in the Indian society through an initiative called “Growth-for-all”, a movement that brought together individuals, corporations, and non-government organizations in a collaborative setting. He is also an active member of the Indian Angel Network, and TiE.

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