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Anish Achuthan

Anish Achuthan

Co-Founder and CEO Open Financial Technologies Private Limited


Anish Achuthan is a Fintech professional with 15 years of experience in payments, consumer mobile & internet space. He was previously part of the senior leadership of PayU & Citrus Payments. He was the co-founder of CEO of payment startup in Zwitch, India’s first contactless mobile payment startup. He was also the co-founder and CEO of Cashnxt Technologies, Neartivity Wireless and the mobile VAS and internet startup at Ifuturz Wireless. He is also previously associated with PayU and OnMobile as Head of Products, and Asianet Satellite Communications as Head of Wireless VAS Services.

Anish innovated India’s first contactless mobile payment & shared ATM network for financial inclusion and India’s first NFC mobile phone platform for non-NFC solution. Instrumental in conceptualizing and launching India’s first mobile interactive TV channel – Hi TV, South India’s first mobile VAS portal on IVR & SMS and the first reverse bidding contest on IVR & SMS and Interactive celebrity IVR portal for Idea Cellular. He launched India’s first virtual girlfriend for mobile phones – TINA, using artificial intelligence across all mobile operators on a nationwide basis.

His achievements include leading the mobile payment startups Neartivity Wireless & Cashnxt to become the Top 75 Startups in India to bet on by Dare Magazine in 2010 and Top 10 Product Technology Startups in India at Headstart in 2009. He played a major role in establishing the Cashnxt brand as leading mobile payment solution which was covered by major international and national media like the New York Times, ReadWriteWeb and Economic Times.

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