meet the team

Aakash Porwal

Founder & CEO

A technology entrepreneur. He has successfully managed to launch two small-scale flight missions to the edge of space. Having more than 8 years of exposure to the HAB (High-altitude balloons) technology, business & system.

Aakash has extensively worked for three years on a space diving mission to make Space diving a mainstream sport. He was also a founding team member at a technology company which was acquired. A Sports person having represented the state.

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S Sreenivasan

Balloon Tech System

Member of the core group involved in designing of the unique launch system (us. patent) for Alan Eustace’s world record space jump mission. He has over four decades of experience in high performance balloon technology design, fabrication and launch. He has led several large-scale scientific experiments with heavy payloads resulting in several breakthroughs.

R K Manchanda

Balloon Tech System

More than four decades of experience in high performance balloon design and launch system. Former Lead Scientist and Chairperson having extensive experience working on complex and large-scale missions.

Pranil M

Creative Lead

A design entrepreneur. He has a keen eye for human interaction design, technology & user research. He has attended engineering, design, & entrepreneurship programs from reputed institutions including MIT, US. On the side, Pranil works on solving food waste through tech, sculpts, Augmented Reality & plays tabla. Previously, he has led & organized a program with over 5000+ audience members.

Ankur Garg

Strategy & Artificial Intelligence

12+ years experience in Tech startups, product, AI, & marketing. Previously a technology company he founded got acquired. He was a founding partner for a billion dollar company. An IIT-B alumni.

Alok Gautam

Space Technologist

Innovator & entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in AI and technology leadership. His mission is to create Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) robots to accelerate expansion of humanity into space and Mars. As an entrepreneur, he is director in several successful start-up companies across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines. He has spent four years in the Himalayas to explore the various dimensions of humankind and life. An IIM-A alumni.

Ayush Gorani

Strategic Partnerships

Ayush has more than 9 years of experience in global partnerships, marketing, and business development. He has founded more than four companies and extensive experience working with global clients and public listed companies.

Ankit Singh

Training & Fitness

13+ years in fitness industry. A performance and sports nutritionist with knowledge about nutrition and body adaptation for astronauts and space passengers. He’s a fitness trainer specializing in high performance and strength training. He’s been amongst the first five in India to get certified from the prestigious IFBB Academy. Also an educational coach to trainers – IHFA , Skill India.

Chinmay Joshi

Global Sales

15+ years experience in Technology across MNCs and startups. Previously, exited a tech company. At Unilever, he led the operations to support $1.25 Bn annual sales. An ISB alumni.

Vipul Vishwakarma

Sr Mechanical R&D Engineer

A mechanical R&D Engineer by profession and an entrepreneur and space technology enthusiast. Have a vast experience in the design, development, and research of the safety-critical mechanisms for the automotive sector. He has also worked in the healthcare equipment to ensure patient safety through meaningful innovations.

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Media Specialist

A leader and media evangelist with wide experience in PR, media and marketing. Having experience of 7+ years in technology and media. He has created 3 sustainable media companies and served more than 150+ thematic campaigns across the globe and diverse industries.

Vikas Jhawar

Commercials & Global Relations

Leadership experience of 20+ years with global business and influential network through ventures across 15 countries. A self made entrepreneur having diverse experiences across multiple industries.


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