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Ranjith Kumaran

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Ranjith Kumaran is the founder and CEO of PunchTab. Previously, Ranjith founded YouSendIt, a cloud-based file transfer solution company. There he served as the chief technology officer and continues on the board of directors. Earlier, Kumaran held marketing positions at Verisity Design, a provider of verification process automation solutions, managing product marketing for the software tools of Axis Systems. He was director of sales engineering at Celoxica, a leading provider of C-based design and behavioral synthesis solutions, where he built the company's sales engineering team, and was a software systems engineer at Red Hat, one of the largest companies dedicated to open-source software and the GNU/Linux operating system.
Kumaran earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer engineering at McGill University and is active in TiE Silicon Valley. He is a charter member of C100, which represents the top 100 accomplished Canadian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.


  • TiE Silicon Valley
  • Charter member of C100


Kumaran has transformed “gamification” into an acclaimed loyalty platform offering rewards and enabling recommendations to friends while using modern analytics to measure and tweak results. A serial entrepreneur who has built his own loyal following in the industry has emerged as one of the most important thought leaders for small businesses seeking ways to compete efficiently and broadly in the marketplace. Few leaders have done so much to help small businesses compete in a big way online.

The innovator who made it possible for small businesses to send huge data files easily and rapidly now is enabling merchants to implement a free online loyalty program that rewards visits to company websites and social sites with points for discounts and prizes. Ranjith Kumaran, founder of YouSendIt and now founder & CEO of PunchTab has rapidly built a reputation for changing the way the online technology industry thinks about and develops solutions for small businesses.


Website @ranjithkumaranhttp://www.

Nominated by Chiku Somaiya


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