Sony Joy is Co-founder & Director at MOBME Wireless, a Mobile Technology Company he co-founded with his college friends back in 2006. MOBME was Kerala’s 1st Student’s Incubated Company & was then based out of Technopark, Trivandrum. Today, MOBME has grown into a leading player in the Indian Mobile-Internet Industry with more than 120 employees & presence in over 15 cities.
Apart from mentoring a dozen startups in the Mobile, Internet & Design space, Sony also serves as a Director in G-shoppe, an Electronics Retail Subsidiary as well as FWD Life, Kerala’s 1st English Lifestyle Magazine. His primary focus is a Mobile Payments spin-off of MOBME called Chillr, which aims to make cash, plastic money & wallets, a thing of the past.
MOBME’s jewel in the crown is Startup Village, a not-for-profit Public-Private-Partnership project with Government of India, which is home to thousands of technology startups today.
Sony has tremendous understanding of the Telecom Ecosystem, Product Development Lifecycle, User behavior & Scalability. He is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship & cars.
A Gold Medalist in School, Sony was in the top 0.1% in the Kerala Engineering Entrance & graduated from College of Engineering, Trivandrum with a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication.
Under the able leadership of Sony, MobME has won numerous awards & recognitions like NASSCOM Innovation Award, ISBA Entrepreneurship Award, NASSCOM Emerge50 Award, Bloomberg UTV CXO Award, Wallstreet Journal - Mint Award, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Young Entrepreneur Award etc.