Investment & Oversight

The Mentor

Pradeep Poddar

Former Global President of Water & Functional Beverages Business - Tata Global Beverages (including Himalyan, Tata Water +, Activate) and South Asia CEO & Managing Director – H.J. Heinz Company (Complan, Glucon D, Farex, Nycil, Heinz Tomato Ketchup)

The Fairy Godmother

Mitali Poddar

She is the voice of reason and wisdom without whom ShopHop would not exist today. Oversees general operations and manages accounts while also assisting in vendor acquisitions and partnerships.

Founding Team

The Knight in Shining Armor

Anirban Poddar

Founder

Anirban is the Founder & brainchild behind ShopHop. After completing his BA in Economics-Philosophy & Computer Science at Columbia University – Anirban spent 18 months working at PWC Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in New York (as part of the Financial Services practice) and in Mumbai. During his time in management consulting Anirban advised some of the world’s largest corporations on go-to- market strategy, capabilities driven growth, due-diligence, pricing and more. He has previously interned at Rabobank M&A and Jaldhara Technologies (a Nexus Venture Partners portfolio company). Bit of a daydreamer – Anirban is a huge football fan (GGMU) and enjoys immersing himself in new music, playing football and philosophical discussion.

The Master of All Trades

Amer Ahmad

Operations & Business Strategy

A reluctant lawyer, he obtained his BLS LLB from Government Law College, Mumbai. After interning at McDonald's and Ogilvy & Mather he finally decided to stick to his field of study by working at Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Veritas Legal and with Mr. Amit Desai. After 5 years rote, sweat and tears he found his true calling - food. A voracious eater makes him the ideal product sampler. He enjoys playing football, reading and doodling.

The Hustler

Dhruv Jhaveri

Partnerships & Business Development

Dhruv is the peoples person at Shophop our very own "hustler" who knows how to get the job done. He heads Partnerships at Shophop. After completing his undergrad from University of East Anglia, Norwich Business school London in International Business Management with Marketing. He returned back to his hometown Mumbai working for a year with ESSAR Group curating and marketing programs such as TEDxGateway, Kochi Beinalle and Kala Ghoda Arts festival. The corporate life had its perks but he wanted make an impact by his work so he joined Shophop full time. Besides work he loves the outdoors, swimming, running, squash and is an ardent movie and play fanatic.

The Whizz

Pramod Kokare

SEO, Analytics & Performance Tracking

Pramod is our in house SEO wiz with 4 years of experience in areas such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Optimisation and Website Analytic's. Analysing requirement and providing web promotion solutions, which involves Search Engine Marketing plans Operational strategies like Keyword research(Google Keywords), Competitor analysis, Site analysis and Search Engine Optimization (SEO ) etc. Constant research & up-gradation of knowledge regarding Search Engines and its technologies. His passion for work and cricket of course makes this jovial lad a vital part of the Shophop team.

The AI

Suraj Bhatia

Product & Technology

Having studied computer and data science from Cornell University's College of Engineering, Suraj now heads up ShopHop's tech division. An analytical mind with a creative soul, he is passionate about turning raw numbers and hard data into a better customer experience and more efficient business practices. In spite of being wary of anything he can't read a paper on, Suraj is a friendly individual who just happens to have a very data-driven approach to life and enjoys politics, philosophy and algorithms.

Mr. Chintamani

Parth Jadia

Accounts & Sales

He heads up accounts and sales at ShopHop. After finishing his education from HR College of Commerce and went on to get his MCom degree. He was destined to take over the family business of Diamond Trading and Jewelry Manufacturing after his 2 year stint at the country's top 2 Diamond Trading & Manufacturing companies - Shrenuj and Rosy Blue. However being seduced by the burgeoning startup scene and opportunity to work with close friends, he stopped seeing diamonds and started seeing cookies. He joint ShopHop as an intern and worked his way into his position he currently holds. He enjoys playing football and is a BIG TIME foodie.

The Creative Ninja

Viddhi Sharma

Marketing & Design

Viddhi is the creative mind at ShopHop! She is our in-house graphic designer, who makes the food look as delectable on-screen as it is in reality! She has completed her diploma in Graphic and Web Designing from Arena Animation and also has a Masters Degree in Literature from Mithibai College. In her free time she likes to paint, read and listen to music.