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Anish Achuthan

Bangalore, India

12 years of experience in payments, consumer mobile & internet space. Founder of India’s first contactless mobile payment startup – Cashnxt Technologies & Neartivity Wireless and mobile VAS & Internet startup – Ifuturz Wireless .Previously associated with Payu India as Associate Director ( Products), Asianet Satellite Communications as Head ( Wireless & Data Services) and Onmobile as Senior Product Manager ( mcommerce)

Innovated India’s first Contactless mobile payment & Shared ATM network for financial inclusion and India’s first NFC mobile phone platform for non-NFC solution . Instrumental in conceptualizing and launching India’s first mobile interactive TV channel – Hi TV , South India’s first mobile VAS portal on IVR & SMS and the first reverse bidding contest on IVR & SMS and Interactive celebrity IVR portal for Idea Cellular. Launched India’s first Virtual girl friend for mobile phones – TINA, using Artificial intelligence across all mobile operators on a nationwide basis.

Achievements include leading the mobile payment startups Neartivity Wireless & Cashnxt to become the ‘ Top 75 startups in India to bet on” by Dare Magazine (2010 ) and “ Top 10 Product Technology startups in India” at Headstart 2009. Played a major role in establishing the Cashnxt brand as leading mobile payment solution which was covered by major international and national media like Newyork Times , Readwriteweb and Economic Times . Further Cashnxt was also covered by leading research firm – KPMG report on “Emerging Trends in Banking “ which is presented at the Economic Times – Banking Technology conclave in Mumbai. Experienced in Business development & strategic alliances responsible for partnering & bringing on board companies like Honda Motors, ING Vysya , ACL Wireless, CellNext , Mauj , Idea Cellular

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