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Speakers » Beerud Sheth

Founder and CEO, Gupshup

Beerud is the founder and CEO of Gupshup, the world’s leading messaging and bot platform, used by over 30K+ developers that handles nearly 4 billion messages per month. Gupshup also developed Teamchat, a smart messaging app that introduced structured templates to messaging.

He previously founded and led Elance, the pioneer of online freelancing. Prior to founding Elance, he worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Citicorp Securities. His graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering.

Beerud earned an M.S. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds 2 patents.