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Pavan Bakeri

Social Entrepreneur

A Masters graduate in Engineering from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (M.I.T.), U.S.A., his research dealt with the structural applications of polymer
composites in the field of aeronautics.
He has over 2 decades experience in construction and real estate development in India.
He is also a serial entrepreneur, having started an alternative energy firm exploring wind
and solar energy; and also a software firm which developed VoIP solutions and which was
involved with development of voice recognition technologies in the early days of these
technologies.
A firm believer in the use of technology and design to solve social problems, he is
currently involved as an investor and mentor with several starups, in diverse fieds such
as education, logistics, ecommerce, environment etc.
He is also a co-founder of Ideal Choice Homes, a company engaged in the design and
development of precast concrete solutions for mass housing in emerging markets. He has
also co-founded technology based ventures like Z-Axis Unmanned Machines which is
engaged in the manufacture of UAVs (Drones) for civilian and military use; cloud
computing company Fx Data Labs; Original Dimension, a venture engaged in Virtual
Reality; Intellimat Technologies, a nanotechnology venture; and Artemis Cast Stone
engaged in the manufacture of various types of elements including building elements
involving an IP based process (patent pending) using quarry dust.
He has also been recently nominated to receive one of France's highest civilian honours,
l'Ordre National du Merite by the President of France for promoting collaborations
between France and India in the fields of arts and culture.