Leadership Team

Leadership team with Founder and Advisors having around a 100 years of combined experience in entrepreneurship & business, systems engineering & product development, sales & marketing with unique expertise in robotics, software and restaurant businesses.


Shambhu Roy

President & CEO

Shambhu has worked in Product Development, Marketing, Systems Engineering and Management roles at Applied Materials, Lam Research and Advantest leading teams to develop core technologies and build PVD, CVD, ALD chip equipment and ATE automation for customers such as Intel & Micron.

Shambhu received a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds 20 US Patents.


Arjun Ramaratnam

Advisor, Software, IoT & AI

Arjun is a proven Technology Leader with 15+ years executing high value Enterprise & Consumer technology programs with expertise in scaling technology building global software teams. Currently, Vice President at Coupa Software, leading Software Development across core and power applications for Coupa enterprise cloud platform Mobile, Analytics and Data Science teams. Prior, Senior Director WalmartLabs responsible for architecture, development of Walmart.com search, cart/checkout, grocery, payment/tax and customer account platforms.

Arjun has a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA along with a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering.


Manish Patel


Advisor, Restaurant Markets

Manish is an Entrepreneur and Investor in the real estate and restaurant markets with expertise in operations, market and demographics research, financial analysis and contract negotiations. He owns and operates a number of restaurants and has been predicting the emergence of intelligent automation in the restaurant industry for some time!

Manish has a Masters in Urban Planning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors in Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.


Dr. Michael Merz


Advisor, Robotics & Markets

Dr. Michael Merz is a Founder and Managing Director of Saferay Group, a Berlin based EPC and IPP of utility-scale photovoltaic power plants worldwide with 800MW installed capacity & 200MW own assets. Prior, Michael was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, advising clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Michael holds a PhD in Robotics and graduated earlier with a dual MS, MBA from the University of Darmstadt, Germany and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.



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