• Airpix


    Airpix has two business verticals (i) drone-based services for large area mapping, surveying, project progress monitoring & critical asset inspection & (ii) Edge software + cloud platform for AI based video analytics on CCTV feed, this is targeted at enabling autonomous remote monitoring & management of sites and manpower for operations & safety compliances for the oil & gas, construction and manufacturing industries. They have paying customers for our drone services with marquee clients such as L&T ECC, Delhi Metro, ACC Ltd.

  • Cognitensor


    CogniTensor has created DeepOptics - an Integrated MLOps / ML DevOps which provides automated, standardized development, deployment within a collaborative workspace. CogniTensor is solving the problem of bridging the gap between development and production teams to successfully deploy AI/ML projects at speed. Cognitensor has built on top of DeepOptics ready-to-deploy products in energy, commodity, retail and manufacturing with a proven track record.

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  • Embedsense


    Embedsense is an Industrial IOT product company that manufactures innovative industrial grade sensors and offers end-to-end solutions. Powered by advanced analytics, their comprehensive machine-monitoring suite can help manufacturing plants transform themselves into smart factories of the future. Their technology can bring any machine irrespective of its age/type onto the digital highway and generate real time insights on the health, performance, and quality of produced goods, thereby enabling cost savings and delivering operational excellence in a wide range of manufacturing industries.

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  • Exactspace


    Exactspace builds Energy focused AI solutions to add ‘Human-like Intelligence’ to assets across the Energy value chain. It helps with two broad outcomes for organizations in Power and Oil and Gas:

    • Improve asset reliability and minimize failures of critical assets.
    • Reduce the carbon footprint and energy wastage in industrial complexes.

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  • Pradjna


    Pradjna is an AI platform to assess & evaluate Blue Collar skills using a ML framework, Hardware and Software Sensors. They have a common backend system which can assess multiple Blue-Collar skills based on a generic Machine Learning framework and logic which is integrated with appropriate sensors including IoT devices to extract data related to the actual job context.

    The data are then processed in an ML methodology to extract insights into how each individual performs in an absolute and relative (compared with baseline) manner.

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  • Planys


    Planys is a deep tech start-up disrupting the underwater inspection industry through innovations in the field of marine robotics, Non-destructive testing (NDT) & an AI-enabled post inspection analytical platform across ports, infrastructure (dams and bridges) & energy/utilities sectors. Planys’ technology solutions are intelligent, safer, digital, cost-effective & helps forecast maintenance and repair more efficiently. Planys has completed 160+ asset inspections and is scaling across India, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.

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  • SpareIT


    SpareIt® is India’s largest automotive aftermarket multi-sided platform. Their platform digitizes the offline neighborhood mom and pop garages by empowering them with easy access to sourcing, last-mile logistics, business management solutions and digital credit. It connects these garages with distributors and manufacturers who sell more than 30 lakh spares ranging across categories in the automotive aftermarket. SpareIt® is making B2B commerce convenient and efficient for the entire aftermarket ecosystem. SpareIt® is scaling rapidly and has onboarded 4000+ garages in less than 8 months across 4 cities.

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  • XYMA


    XYMA Analytics is a spin-out from Centre for NDE, IIT Madras and incubated by IIT Madras Incubation Cell. XYMA provides novel ultrasonic sensors and Industrial-IoT solutions to industries using high temperature processes such as refineries, power plants, steel plants and other manufacturing industries. Their sensors provide dense measurements across a unit, improving performance and asset life, which is coupled with AI-powered physical models for intelligent support.

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Meet the XYMA team

  • Prof. Krishnan balasubrmanian

    Prof. Krishnan balasubrmanian


    Prof. Krishnan Balasubramanian is currently the Head of the Centre for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CNDE) and a Chair Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has been involved in the field of nondestructive evaluation for more than 30 years with applications in the fields of maintenance, quality assurance, manufacturing, and design. He has more than 300 technical publications.

  • Prof. Prabhu Rajagopal

    Prof. Prabhu Rajagopal


    Prof. Prabhu Rajagopal has been involved in the field of non-destructive evaluation close to 20 years, he has expertise on high-temperature transducers and feature-guided ultrasonics. His areas of interests include feature-guided waves (FGWs), metamaterial lenses, waveguide-based sensor for condition/cure monitoring and NDE using robotics.

  • Dr. Nishanth Raja

    Dr. Nishanth Raja

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Dr. Nishanth Raja is the Chief Executive Officer of XYMA Analytics - an IIT Madras incubated company. He was a Senior Research Fellow in Fluid Control Research Institute, Palakkad in Kerala and later joined as the project officer in Centre for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CNDE) - IIT Madras and received his Ph.D. from Anna University. He has also worked on several industry-related projects in the area of Ultrasonic Waveguide based temperature and flow measurements and has rich industrial experience. 

  • Aswin kathirvel

    Aswin kathirvel

    CTO & Co-Founder

    Mr.Aswin Kumar Kathirvel is the Chief Technical Officer of XYMA Analytics. He completed his Bachelor's degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras. He has vast experience in the field of ultrasonic testing and data analytics.



Meet the Embedsense team

  • Venkatesh S Prasanna

    Venkatesh S Prasanna


    Venkatesh is a versatile leader with more than two decades of experience in driving product execution towards business goals, fostering a culture of innovation and building highly motivated teams. Venkatesh is passionate about technology and has a penchant for creating new profitable products that address gaps in the market place and bridging them by cross-pollinating ideas from various domains of engineering.

  • Shubha Prasanna

    Shubha Prasanna


    Shubha Prasanna is the co-founder and COO of Embedsense. She is result oriented, holds a solid track record of driving execution and leading teams towards achieving business goals while handling multiple domains. Shubha is a strong influencer of the product/application roadmap, is passionate about business processes optimisation and handles the company's operations and finance needs. 


Meet the Pradjna team

Sunil Haridas 


Sunil Haridas is a seasoned professional with deep expertise in Big data Analytics and Program/Account management. He has more than 25 years of global experience in the technology industry. He is an ex IBM, ex Infosys senior manager and handled large distributed teams delivering software product and application development. Sunil is a mechanical engineer with MBA and alumnus of IIM, Calcutta.

Vinod Balakrishnan


Vinod Balakrishnan is an experienced entrepreneur with background in manufacturing and food processing industry. He is an industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and has headed industry associations in Thiruvananthapuram. Vinod is a mechanical engineer and an accomplished golf player.


Meet the Planys team

Vineet Upadhyay

Co-Founder and CTO

Vineet Upadhyay is a Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai and currently leading the product development, technology management, implementation, scale-up and R&D at Planys Technologies. Through active technological leadership he's deeply engaged in pushing the frontiers of marine robotics technology for industrial applications in the inspection and maintenance segment, along with development of novel underwater inspection technologies.

Dr. Krishnan Balasubramanian

Co-Founder, Advisor (Technology & Inspection)

Krishnan Balasubramaniam is currently Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also serves as the Head of the Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) at IIT Madras. He obtained his PhD from Drexel University (USA) in 1989.  He is a Life Fellow of the Academia NDT International, Life Fellow of the Indian Society of Nondestructive Testing (ISNT) and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers. He has over 200 technical publications and has presented papers at several national and international meetings.  He has also directed 12 PHD student dissertations and 25 MS student thesis.  He has conducted more than 4 million US dollars in contract research while in US and currently has several sponsored research projects at IITM totaling more than 25 Crore Rupees.

Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal

Co-Founder, Advisor & NDT Expert

Prabhu Rajagopal is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Associate of the Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation at IIT Madras (IITM). After graduating from IIT Madras in 2003 with a Dual Degree Masters in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Intelligent Manufacturing, he obtained his PhD in Ultrasonic NDE from Imperial College London, UK in 2007. As a post-doctoral researcher, he developed advanced computational tools for inspection of welds on a Rolls Royce funded project, also at Imperial (2008-2010). Joining IITM in Dec 2010, Dr. Rajagopal is currently Principal or Co-Investigator about 15 agency and industry sponsored projects, with a total value of over 15 Crore INR (about half of that as PI), and has contributed over 140 technical articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and 12 Indian patent filings.

Tanuj Jhunjhunwala

Co-Founder and CEO

Tanuj Jhunjhunwala heads business development, marketing and fund raising at Planys. He is a 2014-batch alumnus from IIT Madras with Btech in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Product Design. As an engineering student at IIT Madras Tanuj was involved in various inter-disciplinary technical projects and competitions in the field of robotics.

Rakesh Sirikonda

Co-Founder and Maintainence Lead

Rakesh Sirikonda is a 2014-batch alumnus from IIT Madras with a Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering. Mr. Rakesh currently serves at the Engineering Lead at Planys Technologies. As an engineering student at IIT Madras Mr. Rakesh was involved in various technical projects and competitions in the field of robotics.

Exact space

Meet the Exact space team

Rahul Raghunathan


Rahul has 14 years experience in Analytics and Business; built sales teams grounds-up for deep-tech startups in Industrial IoT and Streaming Analytics platforms.

Arun Jose


Arun has 13 years Analytics and AI experience, and has headed analytics products for Industrial IoT startup for 5 years.

Boben Anto


Boben has 35 years expertise in the Energy Industry & has worked with NTPC, STEAG and was COO at Uniper before starting ExactSpace.
He has also served as a consultant to World Bank and PMO for various Energy-focused projectsn the Energy Industry. 


Meet the Cognitensor team

Ashish Airon

Co-Founder & CTO

Ashish is the co founder of CogniTensor and a serial entrepreneur. He was recently awarded Forbes30u30 Asia for his contribution in enterprise technology. He is also a mentor with Niti Aayog and US based venture capital fund 500 Startup. Ashish also runs a popular podcast called BlitzBusiness. He is an alumni from Oxford University. 

Arun Aggarwal

Co-Founder & CEO

Arun has an extensive background as a recognized leader in international sales, business development, and strategic partnerships. Arun worked as Management Advisor APAC with Comptel after serving as MD (Comptel India) and has experience in IT and telecom industry. Prior to joining Comptel, Arun worked with Companies including Lucent Technologies as Regional Director (Software Products Group), IBM India where he worked as Country Manager heading Communications Sector and at Digital Equipment Corporation as National Sales Manager. Arun holds B E from BITS Pilani, India and also attended an executive course at Harvard Business School (on campus).

Pankaj Mathur

Co-Founder & President

Pankaj is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of successfully running businesses in the IT and Telecom industry. He has held leadership positions with P&L responsibility at IBM, HP, ACME Telepower, and Orange Business Services. Pankaj’s core strength lies in creating and implementing transformational strategies leading to high profitability and growth. He has extensive experience in establishing optimal “Go To Market” strategies, creating distribution channels and building professional teams across markets. Pankaj has provided leadership and direction to multifunctional sales, marketing, support and services organizations, driving continuous improvements in achieving revenues and profitability objectives. He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) in Delhi.


Meet the SpareIT team

Prashant Kamdar


Prashant has 25 years of hands-on automotive experience in spares and vehicle service, B2B Partnerships & network building. Focus: Operations, Partnerships & Execution.

Romi Chugh


Romi has 22 years of B2B/B2C branding, tech-marketing and communication with a focus on outcome driven metrics; specialist in Build, Operate & Transfer projects. Focus: People, Tech, Partnerships, Marketing & Communications.