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Shashank Murali

Co-Founder & CEO, TapChief

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

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

Student Entrepreneur To CEO

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

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. 

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.


Tapchief CEO Shashank Murali  talks about student entrepreneurship, what worked, what didn’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. 


“Great teams build great ideas.”

Shashank Murali

Co-Founder & CEO, Tapchief

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