Upen Varanasi Joins Moonshot Jr as an Investor and Advisor

Upen Varanasi Joins Moonshot Jr as an Investor and Advisor

Upen Varanasi, CEO & Co-Founder of Houston-based Master Data and Product Information Management company, Riversand Technologies, is bringing his vast experience, wisdom, and winning streak to Moonshot Jr and his expertise in building a world class company will be a boost to the company’s growth . 

Moonshot Junior Inc., a Silicon Valley-based, educational-management start-up specializing in an entrepreneurial and innovation-centric program for children, welcomes Upen Varanasi on board. 

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Upen Varanasi has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He co-founded Riversand Technologies in 2001. Today, Riversand is acknowledged as a leader and one of the most innovative and visionary company in the Master Data Management and Product Information Management space.

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Upen is ecstatic about his association with Moonshot Jr “As an entrepreneur myself, I strongly believe in enabling others to start their journey as entrepreneurs. Me and my wife, Mythily Varanasi, have a passion for supporting causes that enable kid’s education and helping prepare them for the rapidly changing future of work. I loved the vision of Moonshot Jr that kids can be taught early about the power of entrepreneurship. I am glad that I will be able to closely work with the Moonshot Jr team in offering my experience and learning to the young minds. Moonshot Jr will definitely become a pathbreaker when it comes to preparing children for the future shaped by freelancing, gig economies, and e-commerce.”

Alok Jain, Moonshot Junior CEO, and co-founder, an IIT alumnus himself, is optimistic about this alliance and says it will be a stimulus for the organization.

He says: “Upen is an asset for the industry and I look forward to his contribution in shaping up the e-commerce learning for children which is already a crucial part of our curriculum. His trust in the company will reaffirm the work we are doing in the EdTech space. Upen’s association with Moonshot Jr will pave the way for all future investments in Moonshot Jr.” 

 About Moonshot Junior Inc.

Moonshot Junior Inc. is a start-up that is remodeling the concept of empowering today’s innovators and turning them into tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through project-based learning and product development experience. 

Our community strives to uncover and nurture the STEAM skills in children with the help of our innovation and entrepreneurship-centric, SaaS-model based program. Our community and platform are an overlay around the ideas, projects, and products straight out of the creative minds of children between 10-17 years, with guidance from experts.


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