Beerud is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Webaroo. Webaroo is India's largest mobile messaging company that offers enterprises two market-leading messaging products: Unified Messaging APIs for customer messaging via SMS, email, voice and data (GupShup) and an Enterprise Messenger App for team communications (Teamchat). GupShup handles over 2 billion customer interactions per month and is used by 500 enterprises and 25,000 small businesses. Recently introduced Teamchat is being deployed at some of the largest enterprises in the country and beyond.
Prior to Webaroo, Beerud founded Elance, the world's largest online services marketplace. He played various leadership roles at different stages of the company's growth, including product & business strategy, product management, marketing & business development. Prior to founding Elance, Beerud worked in the financial services industry - modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and before that at Citicorp Securities. Beerud's graduate research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, involved developing autonomous learning software agents for personalized news filtering.