Co-Founder & CEO
Rishi is a serial entrepreneur, a hardcore technologist and a believer in multidisciplinary problem solving. Before co-founding Zimplistic, Rishi was the founder and CTO of tenCube, a Singapore based mobile security company acquired by McAfee, where he was responsible for the overall technology and product roadmap of the company.
Rishi wrote the first version of Rotimatic firmware and has authored six patents from technology work he has led.
Co-Founder & CTO
Pranoti always dreamed of becoming an inventor. Always encouraged by her parents to speak her mind, she loves to question assumptions and norms. With a flair for engineering and hands on approach, she acquired expertise in Mechanical engineering and went into Product Design. Before Zimplistic, she led a team that worked on a robotic product for a renowned brand, from concept to manufacturing.
Pranoti is a strong believer in simplicity and an approach of one step at a time! She has authored eight patents in Zimplistic. She has a strong passion for building products which are beautifully designed and deliver an amazing user-experience.
With a career spanning 40 years, Bobby is a veteran in the Information Technology industry. He spent most of his working life with Digital Equipment Corporation in senior executive positions in Europe, Asia and the United States.
He later joined the Iomega Corporation as their Asia Pacific Vice President and was responsible for building its distribution channel throughout the region. From 2000-2007 Bobby was CEO of Twinwood Engineering Ltd, a listed company in Singapore, where he led the effort to build a new IT business. In recent years, he has been mentoring a number of start-ups, in some of which he has investments.
Mr. Deepak is a seasoned entrepreneur with 38 successful years of experience in various industries ranging from lifestyle to technology. Over the decades, Mr. Deepak has mentored many businesses, Zimplistic being one of the enterprises he is most passionate about. Apart from being a full-time investor, the 52-year old Singaporean is also a dedicated selfless community worker having headed many prestigious organisations in over 2-decades of community work. He firmly believes in work-life balance. He feels ‘Rotimatic’ is just the solution to achieve this by saving time and manual effort.
Hian Goh is a Founding Partner of NSI Ventures, a Series A venture capital fund focused on Technology and Internet companies in South East Asia. Prior to NSI Ventures, Hian was the Founder of the Asian Food Channel (AFC), a 24 Hour food and lifestyle Pay TV network, which was acquired by Scripps Networks in 2013.
Hian began his career as an investment banker and was a founding member of the Salomon Smith Barney Technology investment banking practice in Asia, (now part of Citigroup) in 1999.
Hian graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a Reserve Officer with the Singapore Navy and is a Board Member of the Singapore Science Centre.
Jan Westerhues is Investment Partner and authorized signatory with Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) in Frankfurt, Germany. Jan takes special interest in technology and investments in the area of service robotics. Prior to this position Jan was responsible for Bosch Corporate Strategy in the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China. He gathered extensive experience in strategy consulting before joining the Bosch Group. Jan holds a degree in engineering and business administration (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and is a CFA charter holder.