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Shashank Murali

Co-Founder & CEO, TapChief
Shashank Murali

Shashank Murali is the founder of Tapchief, a platform that hires experts for consultingĀ  projects.


Previously, he co-founded and sold the startup Edvice (which he founded in college) to HashLearn, a US-based Ed-Tech company. A self-taught programmer, Shashank has a keen interest in mobile app development, consumer-tech and the on-demand economy.Ā 


He is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani where he studied Mathematics.Ā 


Student Entrepreneur To CEO

Shashank Murali dipped his toes in technology while in college - working as an Android developer at Dapple and SignEasy.Ā 


He founded Edvice, an online tutoring platform, while still in college with his batchmates. The company was then sold to US-based HashLearn, making Shashank and his co-founders were the first undergraduates in 50 years of BITS Pilani history to have sold a company while in college.Ā 


Shashank founded Tapchief in 2016 - an online future-of-work platform that allows professionals to learn, network and win short-term projects, without committing to full-time jobs. As Tapchief co-founder, he handles product & growth strategy, vision and team-building.


Earlier this year, SoftBank-backed edtech startup acquired TapChief for a valuation of Rs. 100 Cr.


Podcast

Tapchief CEO Shashank MuraliĀ  talks about student entrepreneurship, what worked, what didnā€™t and what he would have done differently in the INSIGHTS podcast series with Accel Partner Anand Daniel. You can listen to the episode here.Ā 


Quote

ā€œGreat teams build great ideas.ā€

Shashank Murali

Co-Founder & CEO, Tapchief



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