RewardsPay was founded by serial entrepreneurs who have brought multi-billion dollar technology products to market and built profitable companies with over 200 million user accounts within two years.
Anu Shukla Founder & CEO
Anu Shukla is a serial entrepreneur currently working on RewardsPay, her fourth venture. Prior to this, she was the Founder & CEO of Offerpal Media, a pioneer in the virtual currency markets providing monetization services to over 2000 social and casual games. Before Offerpal, Anu was the Founder & CEO of Mybuys Inc. Mybuys is a venture-backed company in the eCommerce personalization market. Prior to Mybuys, Anu pioneered the category of Internet Marketing Automation as Founder & CEO of Rubric, Inc. Rubric was acquired in 2000 for $366 million.
Prior to Rubric, Anu has held a variety of executive roles including the VP of Marketing and Product Strategy at Versata (VATA), and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management at Compuware/Uniface Corporation (CPWR).
Anu has served on the Board of Directors of the International Museum of Women (imow.org), Forum for Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (FWE&E) and the Advisory Board for the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. She was named to the Computer Industry "Dream Team" by Business 2.0 magazine in 2004, awarded the YSU Distinguished Alumni award in 2005, and the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Washington D.C. based Dialogue on Diversity organization in 2005. In 2007 Anu was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from her alma mater Youngstown State University in recognition of her business achievements.
Vasanthi Chandra has led marketing, product management, engineering and business growth in startups and fortune 100 companies. As Vice President at Covad Communications Group, she oversaw VOIP and wireless product lines. Before Covad, Vasanthi ran the Online Consumer Classifieds division at Knight Ridder (The McClatchy Company). In this General Manager role, she grew the online business verticals such as Auto, Real Estate, Career, Merchandise and Shopping for 32 geographic markets. Vasanthi also served as the Chief Strategy Consultant to a mobile marketing joint venture of Sprint/Nextel, NASCAR and consumer brands.
Previously, Vasanthi was Head of Marketing at ClickServices, a cutting edge mobile technologies company. In this role she refined the company's product strategy and business plan, and brought in $12 million in funding from investors such as Cisco and Jefferies. Vasanthi's startup experiences also include leading the development of an eCommerce product line that was awarded Best Product of the Year by Internet Week.
Vasanthi began her career at Apple Computer as an engineer. At Apple, she held various technology management positions, including leading a team of engineers to deliver the first PowerMac series of computers and the Emmy winning FireWire (IEEE 1394) software for all 3rd party devices.
She holds degrees in Computer Science and Physics from Smith College, a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.