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Thanks for stopping by

I am Tej Pochiraju, PhD - a consultant product innovator based in Bangalore, India. I have worked on over 50 product development projects with over half reaching (& surviving!) the market. Teams I have been lucky enough to work with include numerous nimble startups and SMEs as well market-leaders such as Datamars, Texon and Mondelez.

I love building new products that combine hardware and software to solve real world challenges - like environmental sustainability or low cost communications. Stints in academia, corporates and startup-land have allowed me to work across technology readiness levels.

See a full classification of the projects here. You can also download my 1 page resume (PDF).

Organisations I run

  • Jaaga Labs: Principal at this innovation studio for connected products and communities
  • Jaaga Startup: Partner at this curated coworking space focused on skill sharing amongst entrepreneurs

Beliefs / Methodology

  • Need > Idea > Technology
  • Frugal iterations beat 2 year plans
  • Attempt collaboration first
  • Contribute to open source while protecting core business value
  • Skills are the unit of collaboration and projects are the context

Alumni of

  • Pera Technology UK
  • Queen’s University of Belfast (PhD)
  • IIT Kharagpur (MTech)
  • Mumbai University (BEng)
  • Don Bosco Matunga

Clients and Collaborators

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