Bobble AI, a leading tech startup, that is empowering the Next Billion Indians by making their communication personalized, expressive and smarter, welcomes Dr Rakshita Shharma on board as their Vice President, Human Capital. This move comes as a part of Bobble AI’s efforts to continue to invest in and attract world-class talent, in the wake of its focus to drive accelerated growth in its home markets in India and Indonesia.
Dr. Rakshita, who comes with over 20 years of leadership experience across diverse industries has worked in all the integral constituents of HR and Organizational Capability Development specializing as an HR Centre of Excellence professional. Her association with the company first began in the year 2013, as an Angel Investor. Since then, she has been an integral part, believing in its potential and followed it up with another investment in the second round as well during 2014.
Welcoming her on-board, Ankit Prasad, Founder & CEO, Bobble AI said, “Dr. Rakshita was the first investor to believe in our vision and ability to create advanced technology solutions to solve real India problems. As an investor cum strategist, she has been pivotal in defining our philosophy and culture. Given her experience, it was a natural fit for her to take up the new role as we continue to scale up fast. She will define the HR policies and help co-create a new interactive hiring process with an innovative Design thinking approach to recruitment. She will also be conducting regular training workshops to get partners in progress i.e. our team members, on the same page and minimize the hiatus in managing expectations.”
“Bobble AI believes in partnership in co-creating, sustaining and continuously strengthening the ecosystem, hence we want to maintain result-oriented synergy between traditional best practices and contemporary approaches for organizational effectiveness, making diversity and inclusion as a way of life at Bobble AI. We want to coach our employees to understand that entrepreneurial and individual growth are interdependent, just as two sides of the same coin.” Ankit added.
Dr Rakshita Shharma, expressed her thoughts on being part of the Bobble AI family, “My focus right now is to take Bobble AI to a yet higher level by establishing key processes and foundational culture. All the while keeping the unique creative and tech leadership spirit intact. Human Capital is the most vital investment for any company and I am confident that I can bring a wide spectrum of ideas, provide thought leadership and enable agile execution excellence to ease through growth pains. This is an exciting phase, we are in the process of developing HOW Culture focused on, ‘how we do things matters’. Creating this mindset will lead to a Happy Openminded Workforce’.
Dr. Rakshita has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and is a Certified Sustainability Assessor, Coach and Corporate Director. She has also worked as Chief Consultant for a women empowerment project, funded by the World Bank and EU, and has represented India on “AIDS CONTROL PLAN” organized by Japan International Agency at OSAKA, Japan. She is an ICC Chairperson for POSH and external committee member for various organizations. She also teaches OB & HRM at B Schools and is a Practitioner of having a balance between theory & practice.
Bobble AI is backed by 18 reputed angel investors including the founders of Flipkart, MakeMytrip, Slideshare, and 1MG; one of the largest VC funds in India – SAIF Partners; and an undisclosed strategic investor.