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Shan Kadavil

Shan Kadavil
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Co-Founder & CEO
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Shan Kadavil is the co-founder and CEO at—the largest vertically integrated e-commerce company in the fish and meat space in the world, delivering over 2 million orders a month across 3 million customers in 140 cities in India and all of the UAE. Shan and team are on a mission to provide chemical-free & antibiotic residue-free food to the masses and are re-invent the food supply chain from scratch by disintermediating the middlemen through the Freshtohome Platform vendors, and provide higher value to farmers and fishermen. Freshtohome is now the largest such venture in the world and is funded by reputed investors such as Amazon, Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair, Peter Thiel, Mark Pincus, David Wehner (CFO of Facebook), David Krane (CEO of Google Ventures), Iron Pillar, InvestCorp, Ascent Capital, CE Ventures, Investment Corporation of Dubai, the US Government DFC, ADIO, ADQ and the like. Shan is also the Chairman of Dbaux Technologies—a technology start-up in the Critical Infrastructure Security Domain, manufacturing indigenously built UTMs, Network Devices, Operating Systems and the like. Dbaux Products now power many of the Critical Government Infrastructure in India.

Shan is an entrepreneur and multi-functional leader who has jump-started many of the popular technology companies and start-ups in the United States and India. In his previous role as the India Founder & Country Manager, Shan is credited for having built the first and largest studio outside the US for Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), a leader in social gaming and maker of popular titles such as Farmville, CityVille, Draw Something, Words with Friends and Mafia Wars. Under Shan's leadership, Zynga India had witnessed a rocket speed growth owning and launching a number of titles that are the largest at Zynga. Prior to Zynga, Shan ran products department at (NASDAQ: SPRT), a California-based company considered as the market leader in the support automation domain as their Vice President of Products. Shan has also served in senior management and advisory roles across a number of leading companies in the world. He has been named twice in the Exhibit magazine "100 Top Tech Indians" list, has won numerous awards including the Economic Times "Most Promising Entrepreneur of 2019" and was also honored by the Prime Minister of India as part of the "Champions of Change" program. Shan holds several patents in the areas of Big Data & Cloud Computing and has also participated in the World Economic Forum. Shan’s journey in building Freshtohome is now a case study at the Stanford Business School. Shan has done his BSc in computer engineering from the Model Engineering College in Cochin (95-99) and his schooling at the Sharjah Indian School (passed out from 12th standard in 1995).