Founding Team

The Knight in Shining Armor

Anirban Poddar

Co-Founder & CEO

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 AI

Suraj Bhatia

Co-Founder & CTO

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.

The Hustler

Dhruv Jhaveri

Co-Founder & 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 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.