The world was flat. Nilesh and Anupam had a decision to make. There was a huge opportunity that was forming in mobility, cloud, PHP, .NET,and there was always a passion to use technologies tocreate great experiences. And best of all, start new company with a bunch of friends.On theother hand, their careers were on a fast track.

We chose to always challenge the ‘as-is’, and Iauro was born

One of iauro’s first experiences challenging the status quo was on building a future-facing product, challenging the state of education with BenchPrep.


Cloud was emerging as the next big opportunity, and along with our existing tech stack, iauro added Java to our arsenal.It was a time of fast growth, and once again, a decision was to be made. Grow independent or collaborate? The answer lied in iauro’s purpose. To deliver great experience, it joined hands with other passionate teams. But on the side, iauro started building accelerators and platforms to help them ship better solutions faster. This was the start of IO Labs.

Building products is a part of our DNA, and hence, we chose a path to create and serve.

iauro started to collaborate with like-minded, passionate partners to deliver great human experiences. Working with OVguide was an opportunity to disrupt the entertainment experiences


A time of connected things. iauro started to move towards data analytics, IOT and open source. Embracing change and always learning, iauro built its UI/UX and MEAN stack expertise. Product-driven customers, fantastic team and a time of accelerated growth in technology. On the sidelines, a tech-passionate team at Speciale Invest was taking a keen interest in our story, and we decided to start telling it together.

Embracing change, yet never losing a high growth mindset has been core to us.

iauro picked up its pre-series investment from Speciale Invest, and soon after, got an opportunity to deliver their new skills to create future of home automation and connected things with Smarthome.


Never satisfied, iauro identified a gap in the industry to be able to envision products of the future. Instilling fail fast and agile processes in its delivery experience, the focus was now on Micro-services, DevOps and Design Thinking. With the team climbing over a 150, it was time for a larger space where experiences could be conceptualized, created and delivered.

Staying ahead of time requires a commitment to continuously learn and being ready to unlearn.

Along with shifting into a larger office space for its fast growing team, iauro was selected by a global Tier I IT services company to help to digitally transform the way the ship software.


Running into a world of opportunity, we questioned ourselves to ask ‘what’s next’. IO Labs had integrated our proprietary toolkit to build the aurops platform, a solution to automate DevOps. Realizing the secret of the future was in platforms, iauro started to change its orientation towards envision platforms to help their customer solve business challenges. This fast paced growth and the IPs being built by IO Labs fuelled the companies series A funding by Saraswat Infotech. In IO Labs, a new platform to fuel automated asset reuse and exponentially accelerate time to market for new platforms was being conceptualized. It was called Gessa.

Our story of evolution continues.

What we stand for

Enriching human experiences

Always driven by our purpose and never compromise on our values.

A culture of relationship

Minds behind the innovation

Anupam Kulkarni

  • Co-Founder |

  • Chief Executive Officer

A strong advocate of inculcating the

design thinking approach and story-telling

to every...Read More >

Nilesh Ratnaparkhi

  • Co-Founder |

  • Chief Operating Officer

A warehouse of Tech updation,

Nilesh’s superpower lies in connecting a

progressive....Read More >

Krunal Chaudhari

  • Chief Technology Officer

Architecturing the golden gate bridge

between technology and business over a

decade....Read More >

Mayur Yambal

  • Chief Platform Officer

Experienced technologist capable of

implementing complex technologies

who...Read More >

Yogesh Dhande

  • Chief Delivery Officer

Expert in leading business transformations,

cloud solutions, platform delivery,

as well as...Read More >

Stephen Raphael

  • Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Stephen takes the art of storytelling to a

whole new level, and his experiences often

set envious...Read More >

Devdatta Chandgadkar

Devadatta is the Chief Executive Officer

with Saraswat’s fully owned IT subsidiary,

Saraswat Infotech...Read More >

Vishesh Rajaram

Vishesh has over 10 years of investing

experience across enterprise technologies

and consumer...Read More >

Arjun Rao

Founding General Partner at Speciale

Invest, a seed venture capital fund focused

startups...Read More >

Aniruddha Bhagwat

With over a decade of leadership

experience in marketing communications,

Aniruddha plays...Read More >