We are Zippies

At Zipy, our mission is to empower software teams to solve code issues smartly, quickly and proactively. We are a bunch of technology minds, learners and self-starters, who are building a world class product for the Dev community.
We believe in Fixing What Matters.

Our Rockstar Team

Vishalini Paliwal

Vishalini Paliwal

CEO & Founder
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Vishalini’s Superpower: Product, Engineering, Yoga, Painting, Dance, Board Games, Hiking - and now Entrepreneurship, can switch gears multiple times a day and is always learning. 

Vishalini believes in creating simple yet beautiful tech products for the global audience. She wants to create a WOW product for her fellow software engineers and believes technology can help technologists become more productive. Her vision for Zipy is to make the best use of our most precious resource - TIME, by helping software teams to focus on customer experience in a smart way and solve customer code issues faster. She is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and has done her Masters from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Prior to Zipy, Vishalini has been an integral part of the MindTickle unicorn journey and has mentored multiple startups in edtech, healthcare and ecommerce domains in their Product Strategy. She is a trained yoga teacher and an almost accidental figurative artist before her tech calling pulled her into entrepreneurship. 

MSN Karthik

M S N Karthik

Product and Growth
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Karthik’s Motto: “Dream, Achieve, Repeat! Think out of the box. Think floppy in a pocket. Think computer in an envelope!”

On any given day, you’ll find Karthik constantly juggling between product, design and growth initiatives at Zipy. He drives the product vision of the company while trying to wrap his head around a constant influx of user feedback. He’s an alumnus of IIT Guwahati, having majored in Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering.

Prior to Zipy, Karthik was part of the success story of MindTickle, a unicorn startup from India in Sales Readiness space. Before that, he co-founded a startup in Film and Creative Media industry. Having led product and design teams at various technology startups, he also runs a film production house called ‘Adwhyta', operating in the genres of travel, adventure, drama and documentary. He has spoken at several prestigious public forums like TEDx and is known for his DIY approach to everything. Being a product person, a filmmaker and a classically trained carnatic musician gives him a unique edge in everything he does, as he understands both the creative as well as the technical.

Anchal Rastogi

Anchal Rastogi

Engineering
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Anchal’s Superpower: Mind Reader with the ability to understand various stakeholders’ needs effectively.

Anchal leads engineering initiatives at Zipy and helps drive the technical vision of the company. She is an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee with a degree in Computer Science and Technology. She began her career with a startup at MindTree and participated in its journey to immense success and achievements through the years. She has been part of several high-performance teams globally with a rich experience in various technologies and operational models.

Anchal is an outgoing and creative person with avid interests in art, music and dance. She also loves to travel and explore landscapes around the globe through both natural and artificial lenses. Anchal's holistic experience across domains and technologies, a never-give-up attitude and a strong intellect make her the perfect leader who can balance people, technology and business needs to deliver quality solutions @speed.

Manisha Malla

Manisha Malla

Engineering
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Manisha’s Motto: “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Manisha leads all engineering efforts at Zipy. She drives customer-centric innovation, product architecture and engineering operations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani (at a time when there was just one of those).

Manisha has extensive engineering experience in leading technology companies like Cisco, Ericsson and Novell. In her years at these global companies, she has led multiple technical teams focused on cutting-edge network product development. She has also run an educational initiative; directly teaching and creating class content for around 250 school-going kids in both India and the US. Manisha is enthusiastic about learning and sharing knowledge - something that she gets to do everyday at Zipy. In her spare time, you would find her trying to catch up on reading and movies, traveling (in a pre-pandemic world) and inventing games with her 10-year old.

Dhawal Makwana

Dhaval Makwana

Engineering
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Dhaval’s Superpower: The Minimalist capable of working from anywhere - be it a Chadar trek or an auto rickshaw.

Problem solving through data science is Dhaval’s passion and at Zipy he believes data would be the key to building a path breaking solution for engineers as he himself is a hands-on engineer. He is part of multiple strategic decisions ranging from growth hacking to database design. He has worked with companies like Embibe, InMobi and Pubmatic and been a serial entrepreneur. Dhaval has a Masters from IIT Mumbai and Bachelors from Nirma Institute of Technology.

Dhaval believes that the way to solving the optimal human living problem is to possess the minimum. He owns less but values the richness of experiences, so he can be found doing workations from any part of the country. 

Gaurav Vyas

Gaurav Vyas

Finance and HR
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Gaurav’s Motto: “To have a runaway success, you have to be a runner”

Gaurav leads the finance and HR functions at Zipy and takes care of financial planning, internal controls and legal function. He is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of experience in consulting and advising businesses and early stage startups.

Prior to Zipy, Gaurav was managing his own audit and advisory firm for the last few years. Before that, he was working with a CA firm in Mumbai as a management consultant. He has been lead auditor for listed companies and has been part of success stories of several businesses. Gaurav is a poetry & movie lover. He is a long distance running and trekking enthusiast. He has successfully completed a number of half-marathons and hopes to finish a full-marathon someday (before he gets too old for it).

Vishalini Paliwal

Vishalini Paliwal

CEO & Founder
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Vishalini’s Superpower: Product, Engineering, Yoga, Painting, Dance, Board Games, Hiking - and now Entrepreneurship, can switch gears multiple times a day and is always learning. 

Vishalini believes in creating simple yet beautiful tech products for the global audience. She wants to create a WOW product for her fellow software engineers and believes technology can help technologists become more productive. Her vision for Zipy is to make the best use of our most precious resource - TIME, by helping software teams to focus on customer experience in a smart way and solve customer code issues faster. She is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and has done her Masters from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Prior to Zipy, Vishalini has been an integral part of the MindTickle unicorn journey and has mentored multiple startups in edtech, healthcare and ecommerce domains in their Product Strategy. She is a trained yoga teacher and an almost accidental figurative artist before her tech calling pulled her into entrepreneurship. 

MSN Karthik

M S N Karthik

Product and Growth
Read Bio

Karthik’s Motto: “Dream, Achieve, Repeat! Think out of the box. Think floppy in a pocket. Think computer in an envelope!”

On any given day, you’ll find Karthik constantly juggling between product, design and growth initiatives at Zipy. He drives the product vision of the company while trying to wrap his head around a constant influx of user feedback. He’s an alumnus of IIT Guwahati, having majored in Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering.

Prior to Zipy, Karthik was part of the success story of MindTickle, a unicorn startup from India in Sales Readiness space. Before that, he co-founded a startup in Film and Creative Media industry. Having led product and design teams at various technology startups, he also runs a film production house called ‘Adwhyta', operating in the genres of travel, adventure, drama and documentary. He has spoken at several prestigious public forums like TEDx and is known for his DIY approach to everything. Being a product person, a filmmaker and a classically trained carnatic musician gives him a unique edge in everything he does, as he understands both the creative as well as the technical.

Anchal Rastogi

Anchal Rastogi

Engineering
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Anchal’s Superpower: Mind Reader with the ability to understand various stakeholders’ needs effectively.

Anchal leads engineering initiatives at Zipy and helps drive the technical vision of the company. She is an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee with a degree in Computer Science and Technology. She began her career with a startup at MindTree and participated in its journey to immense success and achievements through the years. She has been part of several high-performance teams globally with a rich experience in various technologies and operational models.

Anchal is an outgoing and creative person with avid interests in art, music and dance. She also loves to travel and explore landscapes around the globe through both natural and artificial lenses. Anchal's holistic experience across domains and technologies, a never-give-up attitude and a strong intellect make her the perfect leader who can balance people, technology and business needs to deliver quality solutions @speed.

Manisha Malla

Manisha Malla

Engineering
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Manisha’s Motto: “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Manisha leads all engineering efforts at Zipy. She drives customer-centric innovation, product architecture and engineering operations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani (at a time when there was just one of those).

Manisha has extensive engineering experience in leading technology companies like Cisco, Ericsson and Novell. In her years at these global companies, she has led multiple technical teams focused on cutting-edge network product development. She has also run an educational initiative; directly teaching and creating class content for around 250 school-going kids in both India and the US. Manisha is enthusiastic about learning and sharing knowledge - something that she gets to do everyday at Zipy. In her spare time, you would find her trying to catch up on reading and movies, traveling (in a pre-pandemic world) and inventing games with her 10-year old.

Dhawal Makwana

Dhaval Makwana

Engineering
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Dhaval’s Superpower: The Minimalist capable of working from anywhere - be it a Chadar trek or an auto rickshaw.

Problem solving through data science is Dhaval’s passion and at Zipy he believes data would be the key to building a path breaking solution for engineers as he himself is a hands-on engineer. He is part of multiple strategic decisions ranging from growth hacking to database design. He has worked with companies like Embibe, InMobi and Pubmatic and been a serial entrepreneur. Dhaval has a Masters from IIT Mumbai and Bachelors from Nirma Institute of Technology.

Dhaval believes that the way to solving the optimal human living problem is to possess the minimum. He owns less but values the richness of experiences, so he can be found doing workations from any part of the country. 

Gaurav Vyas

Gaurav Vyas

Finance and HR
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Gaurav’s Motto: “To have a runaway success, you have to be a runner”.

Gaurav leads the finance and HR functions at Zipy and takes care of financial planning, internal controls and legal function. He is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of experience in consulting and advising businesses and early stage startups.

Prior to Zipy, Gaurav was managing his own audit and advisory firm for the last few years. Before that, he was working with a CA firm in Mumbai as a management consultant. He has been lead auditor for listed companies and has been part of success stories of several businesses. Gaurav is a poetry & movie lover. He is a long distance running and trekking enthusiast. He has successfully completed a number of half-marathons and hopes to finish a full-marathon someday (before he gets too old for it).

Our Advisors

Alok Goel

CEO & Founder

Jyoti Bansal

CEO & Founder

Neeraj Arora

CEO & Founder

Dilip Khandelwal

CEO & Founder

Krishna Depura

CEO & Founder

Deepak Diwakar

CEO & Founder

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