Aakrit Vaish is Co-Founder & CEO of Haptik, one of the world's leading mobile personal assistant platforms. Aakrit started the company from his house in 2013, and as of of November 2016, it employs close to 500 people and has marquee investor partners such as Times Internet and Kalaari Capital. Aakrit has been responsible for pioneering the concept of chat based assistance way before companies like Facebook and Google launched assistants in 2016. Prior to Haptik, Aakrit was an early member of the team at Flurry, one of the world's largest mobile analytics and advertising platforms, acquired by Yahoo in 2014. Aakrit received his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and was named as a contender to the Forbes India 30 under 30 list in 2015.