The Million Sparks Foundation Team

Dr. Abhinav Mathur

Founder Director

Abhinav Mathur is the Founder and Chairman of Million Sparks Foundation (MSF).

He worked for twenty-four years in leadership roles in large Multi National Corporations. He ran cutting edge innovative global businesses in areas such as Mobility, Telecommunications, Financial Technology, Entertainment, Health Care and Education. He has co-founded Million Sparks Foundation in 2015 to give back to society by contributing to the Education Space. Abhinav is a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, and Bachelors in Engineering from NSIT Delhi.

Abhinav has setup several startups as a part of one of the world’s first technology incubators. He serves on the board of several high growth companies, advises startups for growth, and is an avid angel investor.

Dr. Mona Mathur

Founder CEO

Mona Mathur is the Founder and CEO of Million Sparks Foundation (MSF).

Mona is extremely passionate educationist and has been teaching for the past 29 years at both the K12 and Engineering Levels. She continues to be an adjunct faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. While working with STMicroelectronics in their Advanced Systems Technology Group, she led their industry academia partnership initiative to setup a joint research lab at IIT Delhi. Mona is a PhD in the area of Neuro Computing and Machine Learning, Masters in Technology from IIT Delhi, and Bachelors in Engineering from NSIT Delhi.

Mona has advised and contributed to several startups and non-profit organization in the area of Education.

Pankaj Agarwal

Pankaj leads the technical development and server management efforts at MSF and in a nut shell is the hardcore technical guy.

He has an experience with various technologies and feels very strongly about the work he puts in. He has vast amount of experience in the Internet and Telecom domain, and has worked on open sourced SIP Stacks, Rating, Billing and Mediation, Customer On boarding & Management. His exposure to multiple technologies includes various client side technologies, server side technologies, database management systems, operating systems.

Pankaj has worked for organizations like Ascent Telecom & Spice Labs. At Spice Labs he was exposed to Mobile handset application development.Pankaj is an MCA from MJP Rohilkhand University and has 13 years of experience.

Jeetendra Singh

‘JS’ (as Jeetendra is fondly called) has deep and extensive knowledge of developing and scaling mission critical products and services. He is contributing his time and energy to improve the architecture of the platforms being built by the Million Sparks Foundation. He is passionate about the User Experience and keeps a keen eye on the ChalkLit users feedbacks.

JS had been initially focused in domains such as VAS, Telecom and Lawful Interception of Networks. For the last few years, he has been actively involved in the mobile apps and e-commerce space. Apart from co-founding a startup, he is also an independent technology consultant helping a few startups realize their product vision through technology.

An avid sportsman and a spontaneous traveller, he loves pushing boundaries ‘in the field’ or ‘on the road’.

He is a computer engineering graduate from PEC University of Technology.

Srimoyee Das

Srimoyee Das works in managing content and programs of Million Sparks Foundation. She received her Masters in Sociology (MA) from jadavpur University and Bachelor's from Presidency College, Kolkata. She was a fellow at Gandhi Fellowship Program (2011-2013 batch). After successfully completing the fellowship, she has worked with Muktangan engaged in evolving quality child-centered teacher education, and also with Antarang Foundation in Mumbai, for empowering youth with employability skills. She was a Research Associate and was a part of a research project titled 'Social Inclusion through Digital Inclusion' at IIM Calcutta, where her stint with technology in education started.

With around 5 years of work experience in the social development sector, Srimoyee has spent most of her time in delving deeper into problems of education and working towards solving the same. When not busy in dealing with problems, she will either make the self-proclaimed best coffee or do Origami!

Shubham Chauhan

Shubham Chauhan is an engineer who is passionate about creating new apps. He is a firm believer in power of firm technology and it's pivotal role in making life eaiser. In his spare time he loves playing lawn tennis.

Anish Kumar

Anish is a computer science graduate from NIT Agartala with prior experience in software development at Intellect Design Arena Ltd. He is a web developer at Million Sparks Foundation and loves coding.

Anmol Bharaj

Anmol is a final-year student at the Delhi Technological University pursuing Bachelors in Mathematics and Computing Engineering. He brings with himself a younger perspective, for engagement in technical and content development routines. Besides loving all things Maths-related, Anmol also loves to play Basketball, listen to music and stuff himself with food, though not at the same time.