Prateek Panda

Prateek Panda is an entrepreneur, a technology freak, a wildlife lover and a passionate photographer. He also loves to travel. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration from the highly reputed S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

He is the Co-founder and CMO at Appknox, a security audit service that detects vulnerabilities in mobile applications. He is also the Founder and Managing Editor of TheTechPanda.com, one of India's fastest growing startup blogs.

Previously he was heading the Business Development wing at GenCrowd, Inc. He started his first venture, Achillean, at the age of 19 which catered to the software needs of educational institutes and SMEs. He also had a short stint at Pluggd.in, popularly known as the Techcrunch of India. Prateek writes for other blogs too, like B-School.com, KillerStartups.com and more.

Prateek has been to many of India's top institutes to speak on the benefits of spirituality, yoga and meditation in the lives of today's students and business managers. He has been a speaker at XIMB, KIIT University, Utkal University, IIT KGP, NIT Raipur, etc. He has also been a guest speaker on BBC World Service Radio show Click which focuses on the benefits of technology and how it affects people's lives across the globe.

He is an ardent follower of Sri Sri Ravishankar.