Why we Founded Skan?
The genesis of Skan is rooted in the practical experience of our founders while working on automation and transformation projects for Fortune 500 companies and seeing bots flail and flail and millions in digitalization efforts not yielding fruit. This led to a realization that without understanding processes and their variants and the resulting operational intelligence any intervention such as digitalization, automation and optimization are futile.
Skan’s unique approach leverages computer vision, deep learning, and machine intelligence to observe, learn, assemble, and optimize business processes without intrusion or integration. The output in the form of a process metamodel and digital process twins makes it a breeze to model, simulate, and measure the future state in a sandbox.
Skan is headquartered in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley with a development center in Bangalore, India.
Skan’s founding team is a blend of entrepreneurs, technologists, data scientists, and AI experts – all well versed in the challenges and opportunities at large enterprises with complex business and IT landscapes.
Avinash Misra is the CEO and Co-founder of Skan. Avinash is a serial entrepreneur with a proven record of taking ventures from seed to liquidity. Along with Manish Garg, the duo have had successful exits in the enterprise digital transformation space. Their insight for Skan took seed in large scale Business Process Transformation projects which they led over the last decade.
Manish Garg is the CPO and co-founder of Skan and drives Skan product vision and execution. Manish is a veteran technologist and holds multiple patents in business process visualization and experience design. Both Manish and Avinash are classmates from IIT-Kanpur in India and have been co founders across multiple ventures.
Their last venture was acquired by Genpact (NYSE : G).
Skan has raised two rounds of funding and our investors include Cathay Innovation, Citi Ventures, Zetta Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Firebolt Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures.
Skan is fortunate to have partnered with investors who believe in our vision and the team.
Simon Wu of Cathay Innovation, and Jocelyn Goldfein of Zetta Ventures represent the investors on Skan’s Board of Directors.
Simon Wu is an Investment Director at Cathay Innovation, a global venture capital firm investing across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Based out of San Francisco, he is responsible for screening, evaluating, and executing potential Cathay Innovation investments as well as post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Cathay, Simon's experience spans from investment banking to corporate development with a special emphasis on the technology and enterprise software sectors.
Simon WU, Investment Director, Cathay Innovation
Jocelyn is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware.
Jocelyn Goldfein, Partner, Zetta Ventures