Origins and business thinking
Pramati builds independent companies focused on profitable, well-defined markets. Our model works because we increase the probability of success for our companies.
Ideas emerge from the market and our existing customers’ experiences. They often sprout at the intersection of technologies – for example, enterprise collaboration and social — where we spot needs that aren’t being met because they’re beyond the scope of available solutions.
Every startup receives seed capital, gets staffed by a team with proven chemistry and uses the technology infrastructure and stack Pramati already has in place. Additionally, it gains access to expertise in cloud, social, mobile, and other areas of institutional competence.
When a business unit gains sufficient market traction, most often through a product with early-stage customers, it is spun off as an independent entity.
Critical Pramati employees form the founding team, typically in engineering and product development. Pramati makes a capital investment in return for an equity stake in the new company. The company operates independently, but still has access to Pramati resources – now at arm’s-length.
As the company grows, it hires critical executives who are usually in marketing, sales, and business divisions. Pramati companies share executive networks which creates a larger base of customers and potential hires. They leverage common service functions like PR, legal, corporate development, and HR. Companies may independently raise additional capital.
Companies create their own exits. Pramati founders play an active role in planning exits. Our track record and market presence generates inbound inquiries and networking opportunities and prior experience in making deals allows things to move quickly.
HARISH THIRUMALAISr. VP Finance
Harish brings fifteen years of experience in financial consulting, accounting, taxation, treasury, and international accounting practices. He has also worked on venture financing for high-tech growth companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and also a Cost Accountant from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants.
GARY HIRSCHGeneral Counsel - Pramati
Gary Hirsch serves as outside general counsel to Pramati, supporting all group transactions, operations and governance in the United States. A business lawyer with over 20 years' experience, Gary provides Go-To Counsel® legal services to high growth technology companies, advising founders and management on matters ranging from venture funding and contracts to partnerships and acquisitions. He previously served as general counsel to two successful B2B SaaS companies, including IntraLinks, which grew five-fold during Gary's tenure before going public in 2010. Gary is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and Dartmouth College.
CHETAN SHINDESr. VP Human Resource
Chetan heads the Human Resources function at Pramati Technologies, and is responsible for the company's talent acquisition, HR operations and people practices. He is a technologist-turned-HR professional with over 19 years of industry experience, primarily driving HR strategies for emerging companies. His experience in running software engineering divisions with end-to-end P&L responsibilities adds functional and operational knowledge to the HR domain. Prior to joining Pramati, he was Vice-President at July Systems where he managed HR and the solutions services business operations. He has also headed the global HR function at Mindteck and previously at Aditi Technologies, where he spent over 10 years, spanning roles across engineering delivery and HR.
DEEPAK ANUPALLIVP Engineering - WaveMaker
Enjoys building products. Originally from the Java Application Server team at Pramati Technologies, Deepak has been into enterprise products since the beginning of his career. At WaveMaker, Deepak works across teams, bridging the gap between customer needs and product capabilities.
PRAVEEN KANYADICo-founder & VP Products - SpotCues
Praveen Kanyadi brings with him 14 years of rich product development experience in the Internet and enterprise space. He led product management at Yahoo! for social platforms, where he drove the strategy around user generated and social content, building several new consumer experiences. He holds a patent publication in the social space. Praveen tasted entrepreneurism when he founded EmagineHub, a barter-based e-commerce portal. Prior to that, he was a product manager at Cordys in the BPM, SOA and PAAS space. He led the flagship Cordys BPM product and was closely involved in the SOA and BPM implementations for various Fortune 500 companies in US and Europe.
VIVEK LAKSHMANCo-founder & VP Products - Reve Marketing
As co-founder of SocialTwist, Vivek is responsible for overall product strategy and execution. He was head of system performance and implementation for Pramati middleware products that are now used by the 10 top Indian banks in mission critical applications. Prior to Pramati, Vivek held senior management positions at Cordys, a BPM platform company. Earlier, Vivek held leadership roles in project management and quality at the Baan and the Vanenburg Group. Vivek has institutionalized agile development for rapid response to the fast-changing world of social networks.
GIRI KUTHETHOORSr. VP Engineering - Imaginea
Giri brings leadership, excellence, and scale to engineering teams at Pramati providing technology services to enterprises. Prior to joining Pramati, Giri worked at Cisco Systems where he managed a development team performing software development, enhancements and support. As part of enhanced Broadband deployment all over the world, Giri worked with AT&T, China Telecom, Verizon and internal marketing teams at Cisco to formulate the roadmap for software deliverables meeting the market timeline. Giri was earlier with Lockheed Martin where he has patents in optimizing network state dissemination and provide better QoS in mobile ad-hoc networks. Giri is a Master of Science (computer science) from University of Kentucky.
CHANDRASHEKAR SIVARAMANSr. VP Marketing - Pramati
Chandrashekar (Chandru) leads a team of creative minds at Imaginea, developing innovative and user-friendly interactive products for Imaginea's global customers in mobile, social media, and consumer segments. Chandru brings his in-depth knowledge acquired over 15 years in the area of communications. He also oversees corporate messaging and branding elements for the company. Previously Chandru was a career technnology writer and journalist.
SURESH BABUCRO- Imaginea
Suresh is responsible for driving Imaginea's business growth through robust sales, marketing & business strategies. In his 20 years career, he has served in senior leadership roles driving business growth for Hitachi Consulting/Sierra Atlantic, SoftSol, CSS Corp, & HP/Compaq. A proven leader with a successful track record, he is known for his ability to build high performance team, drive profitability & growth. Suresh prides himself in execution excellence.
K V PRASADCOO- Imaginea
Prasad has been in the industry for more than 20 years, holding a mix of positions in financial operations, P&L management, strategic planning, human resource, delivery, and operations management. As the COO of Imaginea, Prasad is focused on the vision and long-term strategy of the company. Prasad has evolved business and operational models in organizations focusing on operational efficiency and maximization of shareholder returns. His goals are supporting rapid revenue growth, new markets, business plans, operations aiming at building a vibrant and profitable organization. He works closely with the founding team on the vision and long term strategy for Pramati. Prior to Pramati, Prasad was Financial Controller for Asia Pacific at NIIT based out of Singapore.
VIJAY PULLURCo-founder & president
Vijay co-founded Pramati Technologies, and was responsible for building up the company to a team of over 400, serving more than 500 global customers. He also set the company's US sales team and critical OEM partnerships with companies like Tibco, EMC, Progress Software, and others. Within Pramati, Vijay has incubated and spun-off multiple businesses - SocialTwist one among them. Prior to Pramati, Vijay spent 8 years in technical leadership and software development roles at Wipro, India's software giant (NYSE:WIT). Vijay has a BS in Computer Science. Exceeding customer expectations is his only mantra.
JAY PULLURFounder & CEO
Jay has been in the software industry for 25 years, mainly building products for new markets. Under his leadership, Pramati Technologies has incubated and spun-off multiple startups, under a unique business model. a global pioneer in Java application servers and the first in the industry to achieve J2EE certification.Prior to founding Pramati, Jay spent 10 years in technical leadership and software development roles during the early years of Wipro, an IT services giant (among Top 3) from India. Jay is responsible for Pramati's vision, strategy, India team building, and culture. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. Jay is an avid reader, open-minded traveler, secular thinker, and a passionate student of creative design, aesthetics, and philosophy.
With over two decades of technology and business experience, the Pramati founders have had the unique opportunity of being part of Indian IT right from its inception. Pramati was founded as a web technology company in 1998 by Jay Pullur and Vijay Pullur in Hyderabad, India, and has cut its teeth in enterprise-class web infrastructure technology. The Pramati Application Server was its flagship product that hit the market along with offerings from BEA Systems, IBM, and Oracle. Initially adopted by the rapidly growing financial services industry in India, by 2001 the Pramati app server was installed by each of India’s top 10 banks.
Building on this early success, Pramati started to invest in a number of critical enterprise technologies, create independent companies, and going on to become one of India’s leading software product companies. The company employs consulting and delivery teams across three global locations.
Pramati invests in technologies that are at the growth stage, combining products and services to develop entrepreneurial models and fostering an ecosystem in which new ideas emerge and grow. Here are some key initiatives:
At Pramati, our processes serve as the floor, not ceiling, of how you can best do things. You are not limited at Pramati.
We are a multi-cultural environment that uniquely combines creativity, attitude, and strength across borders. We believe in diversity and global outlook. We bring talented people together to inspire one another and collaborate freely. Our people take pride in the software they build, the customers they serve, and the team they are a part of. Freedom, risk taking, and sense of collective achievement fuel the culture of innovation you’ll find at Pramati.
Ethics, integrity, and fair play have created an environment of ownership. Our work culture shows remarkable passion for excellence and exemplary cases of discretionary effort.
Pramati believes corporate social responsibility is an integral part of being a successful business. As responsible corporate citizens, we are committed to doing our part in solving certain important challenges faced by society. By applying our technology, innovation, and financial resources, we hope to contribute to positive change.
People are our priority and we owe much of our success to having maintained this philosophy. Since our early days as a company, employee and customer satisfaction have been at the heart of our achievements. We bring the interests of employees and customers into all our business decisions.
We believe that by focusing on one particular area of concern-education-we can contribute to improving lives and making a positive difference in our community.
Our initiative engages with experts and citizens in the local and global community by supporting efforts that strengthen education and improve the social fabric, confidence, and efficiency.
The initiative is two-pronged. The Foundation Program focuses on strengthening young minds that have a passion in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) – understanding how to solve complex business problems as well as global concerns about shrinking natural resources and environment. The Advanced Program is more specific. It identifies and supports potential high achievers in various fields of arts, science, and sports-targeting people who may not otherwise have access to infrastructure, technology, teachers, and professionals.
Our goals, commitment, and performance ensure that our business ventures operate both responsibly and sustainably while contributing to the communities where we work.
Pursuit is the name we’ve given to a group of activities we engage in to inspire and support the development of new and exceptional ideas.
In striving for excellence and innovation, we interact with academic and research institutions around the world through facilitation of research, fellowships and internships, and participation in academic activities in areas related to our work.
Pursuit Fellowships and Internships support individuals pursuing higher studies or advanced research through travel grants, stipends, or awards. Recipients are free to pursue projects or academic programs of their choice without any commitments to the company.
The Pursuit Labs Program works to establish a strong bridge between industry and academia by extending our expertise, experience, and facilities to enhance academic or research programs.
- Two students get travel grants to pursue internship at CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute
- Nashik entrepreneur for MIT’s global innovation & leadership program
- Two students get travel grants to pursue internship at CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Founded by Jay Pullur and Vijay Pullur
First APP Server To Receive Java Standards Certification
Pramati App server wins ECPerf performance race
Jay Pullur recognized
as HMA entrepreneur
of the Year
Progress Software acquires Pramati Studio
Pramati features in Deloitte Fast 500 list
Qontext named as Gartner Cool Vendor
SocialTwist posts 500% revenue increase from previous year.
WaveMaker Enterprise released to customers
Launch of KnownCircle
Launch of Spotcues