What We Do
U2opia Mobile is a global provider of mobile applications that enable ubiquitous and customised access to the social internet. We recognize a distinct opportunity in consumer networking and social mobility and collaborate with global internet giants and telecom carriers to realise this across the handset spectrum - from smartphones, to mid-level feature phones to basic phones.
U2opia Mobile was founded in 2010 by Sumesh Menon and Ankit Nautiyal. With stints in the likes of Bharti Airtel, Bubble Motion and BhartiTelesoft, both entrepreneurs bring with them, rich experience in mobile, internet and IT to create comprehensive and disruptive solutions for the global market.
Our products cater to millions of users, in six global languages, across every continent in the world and clocking rapid growth every month. The company is backed by Matrix Partners since 2011, who provide strategic market reach as well as strong financial support.
Team
Sandeep Ganguly- CEO
With over 20 years of experience in building business across multiple geographies, Sandeep brings a lot of insight on growing and nurturing Mobile services. With equal strengths in Team Building, Business Development and Technology, he has played pivotal roles in scaling growth-stage businesses.
He brings on board rich experience from his leadership stints at OnMobile and Reliance Industries. Sandeep complements the founding team in sustaining and improving U2opia Mobile's innovative product line.
Saurabh Bidani- Senior Director, Business Operations
With over 14 years of experience and positions held across different industries including FMCG, Telecommunications and Pharmaceutical, Saurabh brings with him the unique ability of managing resources effectively to deliver profits.
His rich experience in leadership roles in business development, business operations and channel marketing has helped him in monetising emerging markets and driving growth in user base and revenue. Saurabh is responsible for global expansion of U2opia Mobile’s product line
Pranav Vashishtha- Director of Engineering
Pranav brings over 15 years of experience in Telecom BSS and VAS products with core strengths in building and delivering a product and its subsequent evolution. He offers rich experience in translating large programs into manageable sub-projects and has led their execution spanning across geographies and vendors. As a technologist, he believes in continuous learning and evolution along with the changing technical landscape.
His significant previous associations are with Amdocs, Comviva, HP and Franconnect. He has also had the opportunity to be part of several transformative engagements involving lean services, CMMI and Agile.
Investors
U2opia Mobile is backed by Matrix Partners, who bring with them, a strong understanding of the mobile ecosystem and its potential as the primary platform for social media, especially in developing markets.
One of the world's prominent investment firms, they have a global network with investments in consumer services businesses, across categories. Further information is available at www.matrixpartners.in
Omidyar Network is dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. The organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change.
Omidyar Network has invested in both for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Consumer Internet & Mobile. Further information is available at www.omidyar.com