• LaunchedAugust 2021
    FoundersAshish Verma and Kedar Kekan
    Co-Investors Arka Venture Lab and Better Capital
    PublishedJanuary, 2022

Airavana reduces privacy risks and improves data security while providing customer data discovery across more than 150 cloud applications. It enables enterprises to manage and protect customers’ personal data in consonance with privacy regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The biggest problem faced by enterprises that hold customers’ sensitive data is the lack of visibility and control of their data sprawl. The lack of visibility of personal data for InfoSec and Privacy teams can lead to privacy violations and data exposures. These mishaps are identified only after someone reports it or a data breach is detected, which can negatively impact a customer’s trust in the company and result in multi-million dollar penalties.

With its AI-powered SaaS platform, Airavana automatically detects customers’ personal data to offer enterprises a unified visibility across cloud applications with an easy to use interface. It further enables InfoSec and Privacy teams to enforce relevant policies to monitor and remediate privacy and data security violations.

Airavana was founded in June 2020 by Ashish Verma and Kedar Kekan. Ashish, an ISB alumnus, worked as an AI leader in companies like Druva and Qualys, and co-founded Aldentity, India’s first consumer knowledge graph. During his 19-year career, he has also worked with a number of technology companies, including SAS and Adobe. Kedar, a graduate of BITS and PICT, has worked with organisations like Qualys, Cisco, GE, RedHat, Verizon, Platform9 and Aricent in various technical and leadership roles. He holds multiple publications and a patent. He is a Fellow at the Startup Leadership Program, and mentor at both the Atal Innovation Mission and BITSAA Alumni Mentorship Programs.