Guardians Of Sleep

We are parents first.

Well rested parents are necessary for the upbringing of the next generation of smart-creative adults.

We believe in the importance of sleep and its role in baby brain development. 

We aim to improve every aspect of the child-parent interaction, beginning with sleep.

The journey starts with the redesign of the one place that infants spend majority of their time in the first 2 years – The crib.

Through a combination of cutting edge technologies in mechanical, electronics and software domains,

we aim to revolutionize baby sleep management to benefit the baby while providing much needed peace of mind to working parents.

Team Cradlewise

Radhika Patil, Co-Founder and CEO

Radhika holds a master's degree in Electronics Systems' Design from Indian Institute of Science. With 8 years of experience in the electronics industry, her expertize spans the complete breadth of electronic product design. She has strong system's background in mobile/application processors and the related power and battery management systems. The learnings from her motherhood inspired her to create a startup that aims to aid the parenting journey through the use of technology.

Bharath Patil, Co-Founder and CTO

Bharath holds a masters degree in Electronics' Systems Design from Indian Institute of Science. He comes with with nearly 10 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Cradlewise™, he lead the R&D of 3D Time-of-Flight sensors in Texas Instruments and the held the title of "Member Group of Technical Staff". He is an authority on mixed signal electronics, signal processing, optics, electro-mechanical systems and embedded software.

Sathya Venugopal, Software Developer

Sathya holds a masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and has 10 years of work experience at Yahoo and NetApp. At Yahoo she lead and managed the display advertising platform and the sponsored search advertising platform.

Archit Taneja, Software Developer

Archit holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from NSIT, Delhi. He has over 8 years of Linux kernel development experience at Texas Instruments and Qualcomm. He was one of the key contributors for the upstreaming of multimedia and graphics Linux kernel drivers for mobile SoCs at Qualcomm. Outside of work, he has also authored a couple of children's mystery novels.

Shubham Agrawal, Android App Developer

Shubham holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and has worked with JusPay in the past. He loves working with startups. He has worked on interesting Android applications since his college days and is machine learning enthusiast.

Vishal Pandit, Chief Growth Officer

Vishal has done his MBA from Management Development Institute (MDI Gurgaon), a Masters in European Business from ESCP Europe (Paris) and a B.Tech from the National Institute of Technology, Surat. He has worked for multinational companies such as Orange France Telecom, Times of India and Puma.

Anjali Krishna, Soft goods and textile designer

Anjali has a Bachelor's degree in Textile Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru. She comes to Cradlewise after working as a textile designer with several export houses. As an end-to-end expert on soft goods prototyping, she is responsible for sourcing fabric, designing the structure of the hammock, baby bed design, and quilting.

Pankaj Maurya, Mechanical Engineer

Pankaj has completed his dual degree from BITS Pilani — a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc in Physics. He has worked with Grey Orange Robotics and Ather Energy in the past. He has been awarded for his outstanding contribution towards developing test jigs and product deployment at Grey Orange Robotics. Pankaj loves developing products and mechanisms from scratch. He is a performance and optimization enthusiast.

Vijayraj Ghagde, AI/ML Engineer

Masters in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, Worked on Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems in college. keen interest in Computer Vision, curious about startup dynamics and ecosystem in india.

Advisory Team

Ravi Ayyagari

Ravi Ayyagari is an Entrepreneur in the field of Electronics and IoT. He did his B.E from Madras University and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Science, specializing in electronics design and technology. He has 18 years of in-depth experience in mixed-signal chip design and fabrication, system and product design, product strategy, business strategy, product line management, marketing and sales. He held product and leadership responsibility for Camera Front End product line in Texas Instruments and was instrumental in defining and starting up its 3D Sensing product line. He is also experienced in RFID and Wireless Sensor Network technologies and has broad interest in web technologies, software, computer networking and cyber-security.

Naren Thappeta

Naren is a patent lawyer specializing in patent drafting, claim analysis, prosecution, licensing, litigation support, patent mapping and oppositions practice. Before moving to Bangalore to start his own practice at IP Horizons, he has worked for 15+ years in the US with Intel, Cirrus and Sterne Kessler. His client list includes several billion dollar US companies and many successful startups.

Makarand Kulkarni

18 years of professional experience across product, web and communication. Studied at the prestigious National Institute of Design. Makarand is an active design educator and a design columnist. He looks after all strategic design partnerships at Ether Design.

Sanjay Anandram

Sanjay has close to 30 years experience as entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, angel investor, teacher, advisor and mentor. He was involved with companies like redBus (acquired by Ibibo group), Instahealth (acquired by Practo). He was the co-founder of JumpStartUp, one of India's earliest US-India crossborder VC fund. He was with Wipro in various executive roles in India, Middle-East and Africa. He writes extensively on entrepreneurship and his core mentoring area is to develop strategy for early stage startups.

Medical Advisors

Dr. Anoop Rao, Neonatologist, Stanford

Dr. Anoop Rao is a neonatologist at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Anoop completed his early clinical and research training in India (KMC Mangalore and AIIMS, New Delhi) before completing his MS in the Biological Engineering Division at MIT. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics. Prior to Stanford, he completed his residency in Pediatrics at Columbia and Biomedical Informatics fellowship at Harvard. Additionally, he has over 5 years of medtech industry experience and has independently lent intellectual property expertise in over 100 patent infringement cases. Given his background and expertise, he is exceptionally passionate about maternal and child health innovation.

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