- The company has built the world’s first direct-to-consumer cloud-based computer
- With its unique subscription model, the startup intends to provide uncompromised and affordable computers to millions of Indians, starting with first-year students.
Selligion conceptualized, designed and developed the world’s first consumer cloud computer and set out to reimagine computing for India by building a cloud hardware and software ecosystem that could deliver powerful computing to every Indian for Rs. 399 months or less. The team is currently piloting the world’s first cloud-based computer they’ve built with real customers and will open sale of one variant of their computers to customers across the country before the end of the year.
Bounce Infinity CEO Vivekananda HallekereAnd the CEO of Jar App Nischay AGAnd the Xiaomi Global Founding Team Member Alvin Tse Together with the astute Investor and founder of Amarante Shipping Captain Prashant Priya Take part in the seed tour Investment of Rs. 3 crores At Selligion Technologies Pty Ltd. The funds will be used to build a scalable cloud-based software ecosystem for future deployment with variable distribution from the computer to a large number of students on a monthly subscription model.
“On the one hand, there is a future in which almost every job and job opportunity is either technology-based or technology-enabled, and on the other hand, data shows that less than 10-15 percent of Indian homes own a computer. We recognize the reasons for this gap and reimagine Computing for India by building a cloud-based ecosystem and an accessible delivery model. The founding fund we have obtained will help us scale faster and enable every Indian student to access the opportunities that come with access to powerful computers,” Yoshita Sengupta, Co-Founder and COO, Selligion Technologies.
“We see the potential impact the technology Selligion is building can have on future generations, the economy and technology infrastructure in India. We believe in the intent of the team and are happy to support them” Vivekananda Halikiri, Co-Founder and CEO of BOUNCE.
Selligion Technologies is It was co-founded by Naman Chakraborty (CEO), Yoshita Sengupta (Chief Operations Officer), Gopi John (CTO), and Puneet Rahija (Head of Web and Data Experience).
Background on the founders
Naman Aruhan’s first startup at the age of 19 was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and the World Bank. Graduated in Computer Science and Engineering, Naman has built his career in digital advertising, co-founding Coffee Digital, 4nought4 Digital, a digital TV analytics startup – Goonjlabs and being part of the founding team at Every Media India.
Puneet is a self-taught programmer who co-founded a number of successful startups in influencer marketing and digital content marketing in 2014. He has worked with 120 Media Collective and Head of Growth at Supari Studios. In 2021, he built an advanced AI-based platform that helps writers, researchers, and journalists search faster and with more context and historical data.
Joby graduated from University of Park (Parkville, Missouri) with a Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science in 2010. In 2012, he worked as a co-founder of an education technology project on behalf of Parent University. He has worked as a software engineer with companies in the US and India including Orbitz, LimeTray, GetMyParking and Bridge Impact.
Yoshita is a graduate of Sophia College in Mumbai, Asian College of Journalism in Chennai and Cardiff University in the UK. She has worked with major publications such as DNA, Midday and Zee and with video content platforms at LeEco and 120 Media Collective. She founded Underscore, a Mumbai-based content agency and co-founded AI-based research platform Groundwrk with Puneet.
Selligion Technologies Private Limited was founded in 2020. It conceptualized, designed and developed Praho, the first consumer-oriented cloud-based computer. Selligion is on a mission to enable every Indian to have uncompromised access to affordable computers and the opportunities that come with it. Praho will firstly be made available to Indian students for Rs. 399 or less to enable them to study, learn, browse, code, create and participate in the future Indian technology revolution.