Aakrit Vaish is the Co-Founder & CEO of Haptik, one of the world’s largest conversational AI companies. Aakrit started the company in 2013 and lead it to a successful strategic investment with Reliance Industries in 2019 in a $100 million transaction. Haptik today processes close to 100 million users annually, has presence across 7 global locations, and counts Oyo Rooms, KFC, Samsung, Coca Cola amongst its marquee clients. Aakrit invests in startups in the areas of Consumer Internet, SaaS and Direct to Consumer brands. He has been a part of the Entrepreneur 35 Under 35 and Business World 40 Under 40 Lists.
Aakrit started his career in San Francisco as the 12th employee at a mobile analytics startup Flurry (exited to Yahoo! in a $280 million deal), after having finished his B.S. in Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.