About us


THOMAS VARGHESE
Co-Founder & Director

Thomas is responsible for pursuing opportunities in wireless space. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and founder of Wivanet.

Prior to Wivanet, he led Athena Semi startup in WiFi space which was acquired by Broadcom in 2005. Responsible for end to end product development of Broadcom’s low power and low cost combo chip development initiatives from Bangalore and delivered world class products for leading mobile and media player companies. He also served in various engineering and management positions in Wipro Technologies, Tata Elxsi , Indian Railways Service and Research Centre , Imarat (Defense Research and Development Organization). BTech from Kerala University and Mtech from IIT-Delhi.

Well networked in technology industry and an advisor to Hmicro and 8kpc startups in silicon valley USA


SUSIL JACOB THARIAN
Co-Founder & Director

Susil is responsible for operations and finance. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and founder of Wivanet.

Prior work experience include with Unilever in India, and in Global markets, with INDAL-Alcan and Intercol . Through an entrepreneurial venture, his association with Sobha Renaissance Information Technology Pvt Ltd, took his responsibilities at SRIT of Mergers and Acquisitions,Treasury , Legal and Commercial, and co-sharing of HR & Administration. He successfully lead the Telecoms Business Unit and was the Chairman and President of the Subsidiary Boards of the Telecom Practice

Susil has 20 years of extensive experience in business strategizing. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the University of Kerala, and a Masters in Business Administration from the School of Management, Cochin University. He has been trained at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


SREENIVAS KARANAM
Co-Founder

Sreenivas is responsible for technology and strategy.

Prior to this, Sreenivas was the Founder and CEO of cooltok where he led the product development and business strategy. Cooltok was acquired by Kirusa, Inc, USA in 2014.

Senior Manager Leading the System Design Team in Broadcom . Led Several WLAN, WLAN-BT combo chip design teams in Broadcom spanning over SISO, MIMO and ensured successful high volume deployment of these devices in Worlds Top mobile companies like Nokia, Apple, Samsung, etc and retail customers like DELL, HP etc. Wireless System Design Architect in Athena SemiConductors , Which was Acquired by Broadcom Corp , USA, in 2005.

Holds Several patents in Wireless PHY design arena and also Holds a B.E degree from NIT, Nagpur, INDIA.