Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Deepa Duraiswamy is the Founder of Plaeides Knowledge Ventures that has seeded ChildSafeMedia as one of its projects. CSM is a result of her passion, ardent devotion and interest to provide a tech/media detoxified nurturing environment for the upbringing of future citizens of the world. She is an MBA from IIM, calcutta and an engineer from university of Pune.She has more than a decade of brand strategy and business development experience in global majors like Nestle, Vodafone, Henkel and Fitch Ratings. She holds a Ph.D for her doctoral thesis on 'Temple Management in Saivagamas' at the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras. Deepa seeks knowledge at the intersection of multi-disciplinary studies. An Ideator, creator, aspiring author and a mother of a 3 year old.
Co-Founder & Director
Nandakumar is a financial services professional with over two decades of experience. He was, until March 2014, Senior Director and the head for Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings at India Ratings & Research, a 100% subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, the world's third largest credit rating agency. Previously, he was analytical head for Fitch's infrastructure business in Asia-Pacific. Before joining Fitch in 2004, he managed the corporate planning function at two early-stage IT / ITES firms.Nanda began his career with SBI Capital Markets, where he advised clients on a wide spectrum of investment banking and asset finance products. He subsequently joined KPMG, providing financial advisory services in their Corporate Finance practice. Nandakumar earned a post graduate diploma in management (MBA) from IIM Bangalore in 1991 and is dad to two precocious tweens.
Co-Founder & CTO
Hema brings over 12 years of experience in Software Engineering, Technical Program Management and People Management. She has worked for Microsoft Corp. Redmond, Washington where she spent 10 years holding various positions within the Engineering team. Before Microsoft, she was a CTO/ Founder for Cybersite, an Indian firm that focused on helping college students for software trainings and projects. Hema holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras. She is a mother of two young children, is an active parent volunteer and cares deeply about Child Development and Education.
Lakshmipriya Mohan is an entrepreneurial professional who has successfully raised great revenues with a wide network of over 200 schools in Hi Commands e-learning business. She comes from Siemens corp culture and has really donned many hats as HR, training, sales, marketting etc in HiCommands a and versatile professional who could guide through a start up to bring them up to speed and nail down all hiccups with workarounds that always comes up with a win-win situations for both customers and the sales.