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Birdzi, Inc.

A real-time personalized shopper engagement ecosystem providing a seamless user experience inside & outside the store

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Woodbridge Township, NJ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Birdzi, Inc.'s vision is to transform the brick & mortar shopping experience by making mobile the hub of a realtime personalized shopper engagement ecosystem providing a contextually aware user experience inside the store, seamlessly extending the experience out to encompass other digital shopper touch points. Birdzi aims to provide brands and retailers a platform to interact with their shopper's with personalized and location-relevant content.


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    Shivaram Kumar
    Board Member

    M.S in Computer Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia
    Extensive experience in the IT field
    Partner, Vayyusoft systems- IT consultation
    Partner, Vayyu LLC- Composite pipe design and manufacturing.
    Board Member, IBOAI - Representing worldwide Amway Independent Business Owners
    Board Member, BWW Management Committee, Global training and empowerment for Business Owners

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    Shekar Raman
    CEO & co-Founder

    began his career working on the Human Genome Project at Univ. of Pennsylvania, developing algorithms for protein modeling. He was part of some of the pioneering groups (early 90s) in BioInformatics at UPenn, and UNLV, where he applied speech recognition techniques to identify and classify genetic sequences. He then continued onto AT&T Bell labs, working in the Speech Recognition group where he developed expertise in Systems Engineering.

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    Francisco Borges
    CTO & co-Founder

    With a strong background in Systems, Databases and application development. Franc brings over 25 years of experience in IT application infrastructure and development. He has headed several enterprise level projects and has exceptional technical leadership skills.
    Has held management positions in several financial institutions in Brazil and US.

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    Gary Hawkins
    Executive Director, Loyalty Marketing

    Gary Hawkins has more than 25 years of retail industry experience.
    Involved in launhcing one of the first supermarket loyalty programs in the US in and conceiving the world’s first personalized marketing system for retail (SmartShop).

    2011 Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters.

    CEO, Hawkins Strategic
    Founder, Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART).
    Founder, Personiphii, a personalized marketing platform for mid-tier re

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    Chief Software Architect

    With over 25 years of experience in the Software industry, Volker, has extensive experience in software technologies and has lead several teams at both startups and large enterprises to build large scale and robust applications


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    Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), Palo Alto, CA
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    Raji Kota, CPA, New Brunswick, NJ

Previous Investors

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    Private Investors