Our leadership team

The Ripik.AI leadership is composed of ex-IITans with 30+ years of experience in cement, steel, metal, and pharma industries and expertise in change management.

Pinak Dattaray

Founder & CEO

  • 10+ years of experience in Industry 4.0 across industries
  • Previously led 0 to 1 journey of Industry 4.0 practice at McKinsey
  • Served 20+ clients across Metals, Auto, Chemicals and Power
  • B.Tech, IITD, MBA IIM, Calcutta

Navneet Singh


  • 8+ years of experience in Data Analytics domain
  • Previously, data science expert in McKinsey
  • Built and deployed 30+ use cases in Aluminum, Power, Steel and Chemical
  • B.Tech, IIT Delhi

Arunabh Biyani


  • 7+ years of experience in Manufacturing Al
  • Previously, Engagement manager at McKinsey
  • Key role in building the industry 4.0 practice at McKinsey across Pharma, Steel and Consumer Goods
  • B.Tech, BITS Pilani, MBA, IIM C

Trinanjan Sarkar


  • 15+ years of experience in building Al products across manufacturing industries
  • Ex-Google, Ex- McKinsey, Ex-IBM
  • Led 0 to 1 digital transformation journey for 25+ clients
  • MBA ISB, Hyderabad

Our expert panel at Ripik.AI

Our distinguished expert panel harnesses AI expertise to innovate in SaaS, significantly advancing industrial automation technologies and strategies.

Luc Bonte

Ex-Country President, Arcelor Belgium

Specialty : Maintenance methodology, Ironmaking & Steel, Cape & Opex modeling

Sujesh Vasudevan

Ex-President Glen Pharma - India, ME and Africa

Specialty : Pharma, Lifescience

Shripad Nadkarni

Ex-VP, Johnson & Johnson

Specialty : Automobile, Food & Beverage, Apparel

Shirish Belapure

Senior Technical Advisor at IPA (Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance)

Specialty : Pharma, Lifescience

Tech team

  • 50+ member and growing team
  • 5+ Front-end Developers
  • 3+ Back-end Developer
  • 8+ Machine Learning Engineers
  • 10+ IIT Graduates
  • 2+ UI/UX experts

Fire in the belly, gratitude in heart and curiosity in mind


Financial backers fueling our journey

Ripik.AI is a leading Applied AI enterprise focused at reducing variability in process manufacturing. We are Accel backed, YC qualified and have a group of 45 distinguished angels.

Accel led our pre seed and pre series A round

Co-led our pre series A round

Y Combinator selected us as part of YC S22 cohort


Distinguished tech pioneers and contributors

Abhishek Maheshwari

CEO, Byju Aakash

Amrit Acharya

Founder, Zetwerk

Ankit Gupta

CEO, OYO India

Arjun Ghose

Falcon Capital

Kunal Bahl

Founder, Snapdeal

Kunal Shah

Founder, CRED

Punit Singh Soni

Founder, Suki Ex CPO, Flipkart

Rahul Chaudhary

Treebo, Venture partner at Matrix

Rohit Bansal

Cofounder, Snapdeal

Saurabh Mishra

Partner, McKinsey India

Shantanu Deshpande

Founder, Bombay Saving Company

Sidharth Gupta

Founder, Treebo

Srinath Ramakkrushnan

Founder, Zetwerk

Subhrakant Panda

FICCI President

Varun Alagh

Founder, Mamaearth

Ramesh Mangaleswaran

Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey

Pal Erik Sjatil

Global Managing Partner and CEO, Lightrock

Qasar Younis

Ex GP and COO, Y Combinator

Ajay Gupta

Board Member of Healthium, Innovaccer, Vizient, On Point Surgicals, BJC Healthcare

Vidit Aatrey

Founder, Meesho

Peeyush R

GVP, Google Global Head, Google Assist

Mohit Sadaani

Founder, The Moms Company

Nikhil Mohta


Shripad Nadkarni

Director, Navi Ex VP J&J and Coca Cola

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