Meet The Team

We all believe that working together we can make a difference. All of us bring different varieties of technical and product experiences and share the same vision of Braigo Labs. At the seed stage of this company we are working together as a team with a very “young” founder to create disruption. We don’t believe in fancy titles or hierarchy, but believe in execution of our vision through research, design and implementation.
shubham

FOUNDER

Evangelist/Founder – Shubham Banerjee was born in Hasselt, Belgium in Oct 2001. The family moved to San Jose, California when he was 3 years old. Later he moved to Santa Clara, California and completed his elementary schooling at Don Callejon School. He joined Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Clara in middle school for couple of months, before moving to Champion School in San Jose where he is continuing his 8th grade. He continues to reside in Santa Clara, California with his parents and younger sister. In this venture, he is surrounded by different advisors from academia, industry and partners for all the technical and knowledge expertise. He has already been recognized through many awards and invitations. Checkout the recognitions section of this website for an ever expanding list. You can’t expect a 13 year old to know everything in life – do you? You can contact him at shubham@braigolabs.com
malini_banerjee

PRESIDENT

Malini Banerjee brings with her international work experience in different cultures in Asia, Europe and USA and mainly involved in soft skills related job functions; She brings a skill set that is both fluid and dynamic. Her experience as a successful business owner, taught her the skills related to networking and customer service. As a school-teacher at Champion School she is able to apply discipline to her work and bring management skills. She is the mother of Shubham Banerjee and as a legal guardian helped set up Braigo Labs Inc. You can contact Malini at malini@braigolabs.com
neil_banerjee

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mentor/Coach – Who could be a better mentor and coach than Shubham’s own father? Niloy (Neil) Banerjee has been a driving force in coaching and mentoring Shubham since his prototype of Braigo 1.0 hit the big news. He has been at ground zero and up all the way with Shubham. It’s not surprising since Niloy has extensive experience in OPERATIONS & INNOVATION MANAGEMENT in EDUCATION, MOBILE, AUTOMOTIVE, CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, COMPONENTS, SEMICONDUCTORS, and CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Industries; He is currently Director of Integration & Validation at Intel – Education division. He has a track record of improving efficiency, productivity, and profitability through automation, process improvement and execution in multinational organizations. Having lived and worked in 4 countries and in different industries he has a talent for making rapid assessments of diverse situational challenges and then developing and leading the resulting action plans through execution. His basic education of a B.S. in Electronics Engineering and an MBA dwarfs the real life diverse experience at startup KNO INC (Acquired by INTEL),INTEL, CORPORATION, NVIDIA CORP., LAM RESEARCH CORP.,PHILIPS SEMICONDUCTORS, PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, PHILIPS COMPONENTS & FORD MOTOR COMPANY. His leadership capabilities extend way beyond his professional life and into the social and cultural life in Silicon Valley. The Banerjee Family is known to be involved in campaigns to bring funds to local schools, volunteering in non-profits with awards from California State Assembly, building communities for social causes, regularly interviewed on both radio and TV programs and being involved in SF49ers (American Football) move to Santa Clara with their $1.2B new stadium which will host the 50th Super Bowl. He resides in Silicon Valley along with his wife, son (Shubham) and daughter (Anoushka).
don_morrison

CORPORATE ADVISORS

Don Morrison is a software executive with a successful record leading companies specializing in Analytics, Mobile Applications and SaaS platforms that bring great user experiences to market. Don is passionate about working with people and the technology that radically changes the user experience, business model and outcomes. Don has grown four startups, taken several companies public and led numerous M&A and integration investments. Most recently negotiating the sale of Kno, Inc. to Intel and integration of the Kno business and cloud services across five continents. As a member of Kno’s founding executive team and the business executive, Don contributed to the growth of Kno’s consumer and SaaS business models for our mobile and cloud solutions. You can contact him at don.morrison@braigolabs.com
shauli_chaudhuri

MARKETING STRATEGY

Shauli Chaudhuri is currently CEO and cofounder of a lead generation and big data analysis firm, hoojook Inc., (CIO Review’s Top 100 Most Promising Big Data companies of 2014) focused on the automotive industry. Before hoojook, she was the CMO of Locaid, world’s largest location-as-a-service company. Prior to Locaid, she served as Global Vice President of marketing for Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ: PTEC) where she led a complete re-branding and re-positioning of the company. She led UI development of consumer products, branded, and launched products to initiate the instant-on O/S revolution in the PC industry, and was instrumental in leading a 4X increase in shareholder value within the first 18 months of her tenure as an executive team member. Under her leadership, the company accumulated numerous product awards globally including the best product launch award at CES. Prior to Phoenix Technologies, Shauli served as Director of marketing and global communications at Intellisync Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNC) where she helped transform the company’s brand and products resulting in a $510m acquisition by Nokia. At Nokia, she led global marketing strategy and customer acquisition campaigns for the enterprise mobility solutions division. Shauli has a BA in Economics and MA in Communications from OSU, and MBA from SJSU. Shauli has also served on the CMO Council where she conceptualized and launched a first-of-its-kind program called “Reinvent Mobile” that facilitates innovation by aggregating a vibrant new channel of end-user collaboration and customer engagement initiatives. The initiatives include a global online community of users, experts and thought leaders. She has also held the Editor-in-Chief position at various mobility solutions magazines like Mobilize and PC 3.0. Shauli serves on boards of non-profit organizations and works to enable social entrepreneurship around the world. She is particularly interested in promoting STEM education for middle and high school students.
ritesh_shah

PARTNERSHIP/COLLABORATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Ritesh Shah has 20 years of experience in research, development, manufacturing, business development and quality. He started his career as a research scientist with Johnson Matthey where he was responsible for developing advanced materials required for IC fabrication. During his tenure at Johnson Matthey, Ritesh filed for and was awarded 5 patents. In subsequent years Ritesh has held a variety of positions in the semiconductor industry focusing on areas such as Quality & Six Sigma, Business Development, and Manufacturing. Ritesh has been instrumental in setting up pilot manufacturing lines in China and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience working with and developing relationships all across the world.Always looking for a new challenge, Ritesh switched careers in 2006 and joined Excel National Bank as a Business Development Officer in their Small Business Loan Department. Since then Ritesh has helped small businesses obtain loans close to $100M. Ritesh currently is a Vice President/Business Development Officer in the Government Guaranteed Loan Department at Pacific Premier Bank. Ritesh hold a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Certified Financial Planner. He loves hiking, backpacking and landscape photography. can contact him at ritesh.shah@braigolabs.com

henry_wedler

ADVISOR

Henry Wedler was born and raised in Petaluma, California, a small town about 40 miles North of San Francisco. Henry is now a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, working towards his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Inspired by programs offered by the National Federation of the Blind in high school and with encouragement from professors, colleagues and others, Henry gained the confidence to challenge and refute the mistaken belief that STEM fields are too visual and, therefore, impractical for blind people to pursue. Henry is not only following his own passion; he is working hard to develop the next generation of scientists by founding and teaching at an annual chemistry camp for blind and low-vision high school students. Chemistry Camp demonstrates to these students, by example and through practice, that their lack of eyesight should not hold them back from pursuing their dreams. Henry has been awarded by President Barak Obama as a Champion of Change for leading education and employment efforts in science, technology, engineering and math for Americans with disabilities. He has been involved in Braigo validation and user requirements creation after Braigo v1.0 hit the news. He is now continuing with his association with Braigo Labs Inc. to continue to take the company forward and work with Shubham to launch technologies that potentially help the visually impaired community or technology at large.

ryan_pemberton

ADVISOR

Dr. Ryan Pemberton, is interested in making science accessible for blind and visually impaired students. Through his collaborations with Henry Wedler, both have pushed back the accessibility frontiers of computational chemistry, an emerging field within the chemistry discipline. Together, they tackle problems of the greatest scientific relevance, and have utilized computer programming to acquire data from quantum chemical calculations. Chemical intuition plays a large role in these investigations, and Henry’s extremely broad background in chemistry (and the other sciences) allows him to fully comprehend what sighted researchers usually discover through visual means. Extending Braille technologies will allow Henry and him to bring a scientific learning platform to thousands of individuals that would normally not have the means to undertake a deeper understanding of scientific principles.
anil_advani

LEGAL ADVISOR

Corporate Legal – Anil Advani(Managing Partner, Inventus Law) specializes in the representation of early stage startup companies, venture funds, institutional angel investors and many prominent angel investors in silicon-valley and India. In the last 12 years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Mr. Advani has represented more than 900 startup companies and numerous founders, venture capital investors, angel investors, and venture lending and leasing sources on issues relating to formation, founder issues, consulting and advisory arrangements, capital structuring, angel financings, venture financings, debt financings, leasing, strategic licensing and customer arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has an active practice representing India-focused public companies, investment banks, financial institutions and venture funds on acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.

Prior to starting Inventus Law in 2009, Mr. Advani was Of Counsel and Head of India Practice in the Menlo Park offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Before joining Orrick, he was General Counsel and Vice President of SemIndia, a pioneering effort to establish semiconductor manufacturing in India. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating with the Government of India in formulating a comprehensive semiconductor policy for India as well as with the State of Andhra Pradesh in structuring Fab City in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining SemIndia, Mr. Advani was a Senior Associate in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward where his practice focused on representating emerging companies and the venture funds and banks that finance those companies. Mr. Advani began his legal career as an attorney in India where he practiced for a number of years at the High Court of Delhi.

Mr. Advani is fluent in English, Hindi, Sindhi and Punjabi.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • India

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Delhi University, with honors
  • Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Law, Delhi University
  • L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.