RAHUL REDDY

CEO & Founder

Microsoft

Evangelism team, converted 30% of students in AP to use MS products

2006

CtrlS Datacenters

Worked as lieutenant to the Founder & CEO;
built company from
90 Cr to around 250 Cr
valuation in 4 years.

2009-2012
2003-2007

B.Tech

Computer science & information technology
JNTU

2008

MBA

Masters in Business Analysis & International Marketing
University of MIAMI (USA)

2006-2018

Octopus Group

Established & successfully
scaled a 2 people company into
multi-million dollar business
in less than a decade.

2003-2007

B.Tech

Computer science &
information technology
JNTU

2006

Microsoft

Evangelism team, converted 30% of students in AP to use MS products

2008

MBA

Masters in Business Analysis & International Marketing University of MIAMI (USA)

2009-2012

Worked as lieutenant to the Founder & CEO; built company from 90 Cr to around 250 Cr valuation in 4 years.

2006-2018

Octopus Group

Established & successfully scaled a 2 people company into multi-million dollar business in less than a decade.

Rahul R - Octopus Journey

2006
Octopus Group
established with Rs.15,000/-
(200 USD)
Octopus Events designed
& executed 850+ events
across the world by
end of 2018
2010
Established Octopus
Consulting which now has
250+ global clients
2012
Established Octo Spaces
a co-working brand,
housing 2000+ startups
by end of 2020.
2020
The 15 year old Octopus
Group Inc turns into a
multi-million dollar business,
with oces in
3 continents.

Rahul R - Social & Humanitarian Journey

The Art & Culture
Connoisseur

Initiator of multiple cultural spaces in Hyderabad

Been restlessly working for Green
initiatives, Public Spaces &
NGO’s to support
street children.

Activist

With over 50 countries in
his travel list, but he believes
exploring India is the best.

Traveler

With over 50 countries in his travel list, but he believes exploring India is the best.

KARTHIK VEMULA

CO-FOUNDER - STARGAZE

Chef

Worked at The Tulip Manohar, Hyderabad, and The Oberoi, Bangalore

2000-2005

Founder

2X Founder, 1X Exit
Worked with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Maria
Sharapova, Pu Daddy (via Inuential Management LLC, LA, USA)
Built Top AI Company in India, Day One Technologies
(USD 2 Million in Revenue)
Started Hashtaag, a startup, Raised USD 1 Million,
Growth from 2 employees to 100+ and took an exit to a healthtech
company, Singapore
30+ countries networking via travel
Helped EdTech, Fintech, Healthtech companies globally go from
0-1 (Build MVP’s to raise Angel rounds to Series A) by becoming
early investors and raised USD 3-5 Million.

2016-2021
2000

MBA & IHM

MBA & IHM Hotel Management

2005-2016

Sales, Marketing & Operations

Worked for Silicon Valley Companies, Startups, Fortune 500 companies

2005

MBA & IHM

MMBA & IHM Hotel Management

2000-2005

Chef

Worked at The Tulip Manohar, Hyderabad, and The Oberoi, Bangalore

2005-2016

Sales, Marketing & Operations

Worked for Silicon Valley Companies, Startups, Fortune 500 companies

2016-2021

Founder

2X Founder, 1X Exit
Worked with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Maria Sharapova, Pu Daddy (via Inuential Management LLC, LA, USA)
Built Top AI Company in India, Day One Technologies (USD 2 Million in Revenue)
Started Hashtaag, a startup, Raised USD 1 Million, Growth from 2 employees to 100+ and took an exit to a healthtech company, Singapore
30+ countries networking via travel
Helped EdTech, Fintech, Healthtech companies globally go from 0-1 (Build MVP’s to raise Angel rounds to Series A) by becoming early investors and raised USD 3-5 Million.

JAYAVARDHAN B N (JAY)

CO-FOUNDER - STARGAZE

Project Assistant

IISC, Bangalore

2010-2011

Associate Lead

Sourcebits
(Funded by Sequoia & IDG - USD 10 Million)

Leading a team of 50 Technology Mavericks

2012-2015
2010

Bachelor of Engineering

Information Science
& Technology

2011-2012

Software Engineer

Huawei Technologies

2016-2021

Founder

Top 100 ‘People’s Manager’ by Great Manager Institute in collaboration with Forbes, 2020

1X exit

Worked in payments, health, medtech and ntech

30+ countries networking via travel

Worked with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Maria Sharapova, Pu Daddy (via Inuential Management LLC, LA, USA)

Founded leading AI Company, DayOne Technologies, USA & India (Currently USD 2 Million in revenue

2010

Bachelor of Engineering

Information Science
& Technology

2010-2011

Project Assistant

IISC, Bangalore

2011-2012

Software Engineer

Huawei Technologies

2012-2015

Associate Lead

Sourcebits
(Funded by Sequoia &
IDG - USD 10 Million)

Leading a team of 50 Technology Mavericks

2016-2021

Founder

Top 100 ‘People’s Manager’ by Great Manager Institute in collaboration with Forbes, 2020

1X exit

Worked in payments, health, medtech and ntech

30+ countries networking via travel

Worked with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Maria Sharapova, Pu Daddy (via Inuential Management LLC, LA, USA)

Founded leading AI Company, DayOne Technologies, USA & India (Currently USD 2 Million in revenue

Testimonials

Stargaze is truly the future of entertainment

MR.MANOJ KHOLI

County Head , Softbank India

Looking forward to see how stargaze disrupts the ever growing entertainment market in the near future.

MR.RAGHAV BHAL

Head Of Investments , Alibaba Group

Mentors

AADARSH BALAKRISHNA

Actor, Film Maker, Cricketer, Entrepreneur

He represented Osmania University, captained Nizam College and is a mainstay of the Telugu Warriors in the highly popular, Celebrity Cricket League. He has since then gone on to act in more than 30 lms, primarily in the Telugu industry.

RAJIV DHINGRA

Founder , Wat Consult / RD&X

A futurist, visionary, serial entrepreneur, and creative technologist.

ANIL NAMA

CIO , CtrlS Datacentre

Anil Nama brings over 30 years of experience of IT experience in the defence and corporate sectors. His career started with armed forces and associated with CNO (Computer Network Oense) and CND (Computer Network Defence). Post Defence stint, Anil was worked in Airtel IDC initiative, currently known as Nxtra Data. He also served in AKS IT Services as the Principal InfoSec Consultant.

VINAY LAGISETTY

Sr. Director , HCL

Experienced Director Of Security with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in Oracle Database, IT Strategy, Data Center, Management, and Software Documentation. Strong legal professional with a Certicate focused in Project and Process Management from Northwestern University. Advisor /Mentor for AI Startups in FinTech and Security.