About Us

Zumigo is pioneering a new generation of mobile services that are predicated on providing a richer experience for our customers through more relevant, context-based, information. By spanning the critical intersection of mobile messaging, location and marketing technologies, our smart approach to mobile services benefits carriers, enterprises and subscribers alike. Our solutions are designed to drive broad adoption of mobile services through context aware applications. 3rd party application developers can utilize Zumigo’s expertise and connectivity to the major carriers in North America to enable their location-based services and messaging applications. Because of Zumigo’s access to the mobile carriers in North America, application developers and enterprises using Zumigo applications can extend their reach to the entire mobile population, both smartphone and non-smartphone users. Founded in 2008, Zumigo is led by veterans of the mobile industry with years of experience working in developing and managing mobile solutions for some of the world’s largest carriers and enterprises

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Chirag Bakshi – CEO

Zumigo was founded by Chirag Bakshi, a veteran of the mobile industry and Silicon Valley, and previously Vice President & General Manager of the VeriSign Mobile Messaging business.  Chirag joined VeriSign through their acquisition of Unimobile, where he was COO and a Founder. He helped the company build a world-class scalable and robust Wireless Platform driving significant revenue for Mobile Operators and Enterprises. Chirag also served as a General Manager at EFI where he established a very successful Network Graphics Server Business Unit , Director at Apple for their LaserWriter line of products and in Engineering at Rolm Corp developing distributed PBX switch software. Additionally, Chirag served on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Board and Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) Leadership Council. He has his B-Tech degree from IIT Bombay, and M.S. degrees from Stanford and the University of Michigan. He holds several patents in software and mobile technologies. Chirag has assembled a team of mobile engineers and product professionals who have collectively launched some of North America’s most broadly deployed mobile technologies prior to joining forces at Zumigo.
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Harish Manepalli – Vice President of Engineering

Harish brings over 20 years of Software Development and Management experience to Zumigo. Prior to Zumigo, Harish was Vice President of Development at Filmstrip – a Social Audio Photo Sharing startup based in Minneapolis. Prior to Filmstrip, Harish was Sr. Director at Bsquare where he managed the development of Mobile Automated Testing Platforms including the Handset Certification Platform and TestQuest 10 which enabled cross-platform automated testing of mobile devices. Prior to Bsquare, Harish was Sr. Director at Xiotech where he managed the development of award winning Storage Management applications including ICON Manager and Virtual View. Earlier in his career, Harish was co-founder and CTO of Ensoftek – a B2B secure messaging startup where he was responsible for Product Strategy and Architecture. Harish has also held senior technical roles at Pillar Data Systems, Maranti Networks, Electronics for Imaging, Apple, and Intel. Harish has an MS in Computer Science from Oregon Graduate Institute and a BE in Computer Science from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
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David Pinski – Vice President of Product Management

David brings with him twenty years of product and software management to Zumigo. For most of the past twelve years, he has managed technical teams at banks including MBNA (acquired by Bank of America), ING Direct and Capital One. While at ING Direct, he directed the development of many systems, including security and fraud mitigation, and also served as the head of system architecture. During this time, David filed twelve patents (two awarded, ten pending) covering fraud systems, payment systems, and mobile interfaces. David also served as an Advisor to Silver Tail Systems, a leading fraud mitigation software company, prior to their acquisition by RSA (a division of EMC). Prior to his banking experience, he managed products for Bentley Systems, a leading design software firm, and Primavera Systems (now a division of Oracle), a leading project management software company. David holds a B.A. in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University.
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Jong Lee – Vice President of Business Development and Sales

Jong is an experienced business development and sales executive with expertise in both application and infrastructure services in the internet and telecom industries. Jong’s most recent position was with BroadSoft driving revenue for their Unified Communication Cloud Services/(SaaS), where he launched the initial offerings to more than 10 service providers globally. Prior to BroadSoft, Jong was at Telcordia Technologies as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Alliances in the Interconnection Solutions Division, where he was responsible for leading the sales team to deliver a suite of interconnection solutions as well as new service offerings for mobile and next-generation networks worldwide. Prior to Telcordia, Jong was at VeriSign where he had various roles from international business development to corporate business development. Prior to VeriSign, Jong was responsible for developing the Asia Pacific markets at Iridium. Jong holds a B.A. in Economics from Christopher Newport University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Mason

Susan is a co-founding partner of Aligned Partners, an early-stage venture fund focused on the highly capital-efficient companies made possible by mobile and cloud computing. Founded by experienced investors with deep venture and operating backgrounds, Aligned Partners helps founders maximize traction while minimizing capital intake. By starting lean and staying lean, founders and investors alike see better returns on their time and money. Aligned Partners is based in Menlo Park, California.

Keith Angelo

Keith provides Executive Consulting services in the PC and Mobile graphics industry.  Keith started his career at Intel in Product Management.  He then held various Management, General Management and Corporate positions at semiconductor pioneer Chips and Technologies which was subsequently acquired by Intel in 1998. During his second Intel sojourn, he worked as a Director at Intel Capital, where he was involved in various Intel investments, acquisitions and mergers before embarking as an independent consultant.  Keith has an MSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Chirag Bakshi

Zumigo was founded by Chirag Bakshi, a veteran of the mobile industry and Silicon Valley, and previously Vice President & General Manager of the VeriSign Mobile Messaging business.  Chirag joined VeriSign through their acquisition of Unimobile, where he was COO and a Founder. He helped the company build a world-class scalable and robust Wireless Platform driving significant revenue for Mobile Operators and Enterprises. Chirag also served as a General Manager at EFI where he established a very successful Network Graphics Server Business Unit , Director at Apple for their LaserWriter line of products and in Engineering at Rolm Corp developing distributed PBX switch software. Additionally, Chirag served on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Board and Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) Leadership Council. He has his B-Tech degree from IIT Bombay, and M.S. degrees from Stanford and the University of Michigan. He holds several patents in software and mobile technologies.