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Pinaki Saha

CEO - Anshar Labs

Pinaki, a creative missionary and a digital explorer, has been in the high tech industry for 28+ years.

A theoretical nuclear physicist by training, Pinaki’s work on high-end simulation for the DoD and NOAA led him to the industry when dotcom was coming to life back in 1998. He played leadership role designing auction site for and building enterprise systems for Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Federal Government. Pinaki spent 9 years in JPMorgan Chase leading FinTech and CRM programs in the Commercial Banking group and was instrumental in Commercial Bank customer data migration during Bank One, J.P.Morgan, and Washington Mutual mergers.

After Chase, Pinaki co-founded 6 startups in consumer Internet space involving video streaming, games, IoT, and MARTECH. He created the first digital streaming platform for the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 followed by the first digital short course platform for the Univ. of Southern California. Over the last 12 years, Pinaki and his teams have produced digital solutions for Disney, Samsung, Bacardi, Kraft-Heinz, Philips, Genentech and many more. He is actively engaged in the startup communities in Chicago and the West Coast, helping seed stage companies with strategy, product-market fit, development expertise, and angel investments. His agency, Anshar Labs, helps mid-market and Fortune500 enterprises to evaluate data driven decision-making and strategic product initiatives that drive higher ROI through customer retention and personalization.

Over the last 4 years, Pinaki has been passionately designing consumer centric content streaming platforms in media, higher-ed, and health-tech. With background in metrics and user experiences, he continues to drive entrepreneurial ventures that enrich and elevate lifestyle activities everyday. Pinaki’s deep insights into customer acquisition, online commerce, and product search and discovery, bring a combination of technology and business development in the play. Over the last one year, Pinaki has been busy building engineering teams focused on delivering consulting and development services in AI and custom LLMs.

Pinaki earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. His work and thoughts have been published in highly coveted media such as TIME, FOX, NBC5, CASSANDRA DAILY (a CAA company publication) and TECHCRUNCH.

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