Defy

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Social Crypto Exchange for India

We are building India's first social crypto exchange. We’re on a mission to change the way you perceive your investments by building a fair, efficient and transparent system that enables you to take charge of your finances. 

We want you to be able to navigate the world of cryptocurrency in an enjoyable, seamless manner; and what better way to do so than along with your friends? 

Which is why we built Defy.

Defy
Founded:2019
Team Size:25
Location:Bengaluru, India

Active Founders

Bhagaban Behera

Bhagaban has been a serial entrepreneur and previously founded startups in diverse spaces in Singapore and India. Bhagaban loves to build brands that have strong emotional connect with users and specialises in taking things from zero to one. A marketeer at core, Bhagaban has one of his past campaigns hitting the Singapore Book of Records for its success. Bhagaban is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and has been an investment-banker at Barclays Capital before venturing into entrepreneurship.

Bhagaban Behera
Bhagaban Behera
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Nakul Kelkar

Curious cat living his second life as an entrepreneur. MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and apart from building products, I have deep interests in astronomy, economics, and products. I strive to create products that are not just used but are loved. I believe every product can and should be a 'want' rather than a 'need'.

Nakul Kelkar
Nakul Kelkar
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Sriharsha Setty

Hardcore techie with a funny bone. Scaled 3 apps to more than a million users. Worked for the High Performance Computing and eXtreme Clusters team. Love to play chess when I am not coding. Love exploring music in all forms: Indian Classical, 60s, 70s 80s rock-n-roll, African Blues.

Sriharsha Setty
Sriharsha Setty
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