ClassVerse founder Rukaiya Kanchwala joins Omnipresent Robotics as chief business officer

20 Jul, 2016

Omnipresent Robotics, an industrial drone and machine learning solutions provider, has hired ClassVerse founder Rukaiya Kanchwala as chief business officer.

Kanchwala confirmed the development but didn't give any details of her responsibilities at the robotics venture run by New Delhi-based Omnipresent Robot Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Kanchwala's move to join Omnipresent comes after she shut Delhi-based ClassVerse earlier this year. She had launched ClassVerse last year and operated the fitness studio marketplace for nearly 10 months.

Kanchwala, who has an MBA degree from INSEAD, has about 12 years of experience in the technology industry across the US, Singapore, Japan and India. She spent eight years at Dell before coming to India to join Rocket Internet.

At Rocket Internet, Kanchwala helped establish Groupon India and expand the company's operations across India. She then moved to Jabong, where she last headed the fashion e-tailer's marketplace division. She founded ClassVerse after leaving Jabong. She has also co-founded DropGifts, an e-commerce gifting platform.

Omnipresent Robotics was founded in 2010 by Aakash Sinha and Jyoti Sinha. Aakash Sinha studied robotics at Carnegie Mellon and worked with US companies including Lockheed Martin and iRobot Corp for about 10 years before launching his own venture. Jyoti Sinha has a postgraduate degree in computer science from the University of California Berkeley and worked at iRobot Corp as a lead engineer for five years. She has also worked with companies such as Siemens, Docomo and Bharti Airtel.

One of the company's products is Garun, a multi-functional drone developed specifically for industrial inspection. The drone can also be used for aerial crowd control and monitoring. Its clients include the Tata group, the Indian Space Research Organisation, Bharti Airtel and Jabong.

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