“Technology today is not only a great leveller, but also a means of near-infinite leverage. The constant race to equal and surpass what’s possible is an exciting one. Working with founders, I have the privilege of a front seat as they make a past impossibility not just imminently do-able but a daily reality!“
Ananth swears by the axiom, “Code never sleeps”. He firmly believes in the power of technology to drive progress and function as a lever that can uplift humanity. At WestBridge, he looks forward to partnering founders on their respective visionary journeys, while imbibing entrepreneurial lessons along the way.
Hailing from the verdant coasts of Kerala, Ananth completed his undergraduate studies at BITS, Pilani before pursuing an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His professional journey began as a product manager at Microsoft, where he had the opportunity to work on diverse projects across Azure and Microsoft Teams.
Following this, he went on to become a Senior Product Manager at Atlassian, where he worked on several critical areas in Jira Service Management. Spanning these diverse projects, Ananth acquired a wide swath of experience in building different kinds of products (API-first, consumer-grade enterprise UX, generative AI) for a diverse variety of target audiences (B2B, B2C, Development Operations/Information Technology). The most endearing quality that he brings to the table though is a healthy sense of curiosity that reveals itself in his unabashed penchant for asking questions!
While not at work, Ananth enjoys his role as a conscientious pet parent to a dog and three cats who do their best to keep him grounded! He is a hobby singer, a keen reader, and an avid gamer as well. A recent convert to the running trail, he's also a regular at the gym.