About Us

Exec Team

Vivek Rao Founder & CEO

An ex- corporate banker, Vivek has worked with ICICI Bank, HSBC and Citibank after his MBA from JBIMS.  He is also a Hachette author.  His passion for books as well as startups led to the birth of Readify.

Abhijit “Quasi” Rao Co-founder & CTO

A post-graduate in internet technology, Quasi was the first tech employee and the Software Architect at Cleartrip.com.  He has also worked as CTO at Idyllic Software, Pune, and Architect – Payments Engineering at OpenTable, Mumbai.

Kausalya Saptharishi Executive Editor

A highly experienced independent publishing, communications and media professional, Kausalya has also been moonlighting as a novelist. Her books include 'The TamBrahm Bride' and 'Mom in the City'. She holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Disha Jayadeep Manager - Operations

With almost two decades of wide-ranging experience in the book publishing business, Disha now seeks to make a mark in the digital publishing space.

Editors

Sreeram Ramakrishnan

If you aren’t one of the millions...or thousands...or hundreds who’ve read his debut novel, Kalyug, you probably haven’t heard of Sreeram. An excellent editor, he has terrorized several authors with his critical observations.

Achala Upendran

A consulting editor and writer based in Hyderabad, Achala writes about fantasy books, including the Harry Potter series, at achalaupendran.com. She also writes for various publications, including scroll.in and DailyO.

Dr. Lalitha S

A triple gold-medalist in Literature and Library Science, she has taught English literature and communication at the college level, been the Chief Librarian for over a decade and a regular columnist for leading dailies.

Varun Prabhu

He is an avid reader with a penchant for telling stories in the fantasy and mythology genres. He is also the co-founder of Pen Paper Coffee, an editorial services venture.

Neil D’Silva

An award-winning author who has also founded a lit-fest, a film production company and an editing services company.

Disha Jain

A management graduate from H. R. College, Disha loves to read books, watch movies and dwell in the world of fiction.  She is a language and fashion enthusiast and loves all forms of art, especially painting with oils.

Designers

Abhijeet Wankhede

Abhijeet, a.k.a. Sokratus, is a self-taught User Interface, User Experience and Brand Identity Designer and Illustrator. He is based in Pune and loves working with startups.

Ketaki Kumbar

Ketaki is a visual artist specializing in illustration and design. She is the founder and director of Cub Design Studio, which she started after working with some well-known advertising and branding agencies. Her work has been featured in various publications, magazines and websites.

Suhail Mathur

Suhail is a best-selling author and one of the most promising literary agents in India. Via his company, The Book Bakers, he designs book covers as well as provides various online and offline marketing solutions to authors.

Advisors

Sharath Komarraju

A best-selling author with 24 books under his belt. His first novel was long-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize.

Kanishka Gupta

The founder of Writer’s Side - probably the largest and most successful literary agency on this continent - Kanishka knows the Indian publishing industry inside out. He has been hailed as the “Number 1 Individual Deal-maker in the World” by Publisher’s Marketplace.

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