The FusionCharts team is a set of 60 people on a mission to make your data sing. Based out of India — more specifically the cities of Bangalore and Kolkata — the team is a bunch of young, dynamic, restless and pizza-loving people.
Come check out the faces that make up Team FusionCharts.
They say there was a big bang. I do not know for sure. What I do know is that I was at the leading end of an explosion, and it wasn't pretty. But, the landing was, and so was the world I came into. Or at least the world that was coming into its own. I was there. I made it happen. I am The Dude.
The Dude* is the official FusionCharts mascot. His birth was a hat tip to our developers who tirelessly hack away at creating awesomeness. The Dude has grown to define our very own essence. Our curiosity that questions existing practices. Our pioneering spirit that does, learns, and improves. Our determination that never, never gives up...and then some. And the pure joy we share in making our world more delightful.
* With all due respect to El Duderino.
Pallav is the co-founder and CEO of FusionCharts. He started FusionCharts at the age of 17 without any external funding. Today, FusionCharts has over 23,000 customers and 500,000 developers. His entrepreneurial journey has been covered by various magazines like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Today, Economic Times and numerous blogs & websites.
Pallav holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has co-authored a book on combining the power of Flash and .NET called 'Flash.NET' in 2002 and has written several technical articles for international journals ever since.
He loves traveling, cricket and poker.
Kisor's 35 years of business experience spans across multiple domains including trading, construction and technology. Prior to FusionCharts, he was running another software product company providing accounting solutions to Enterprise customers. He has authored more than 15 books on accounting and other business applications, including a bestseller in India.
He loves food, cricket and traveling.
Looks like Einstein, only with black hair. Works silently throughout the day. This silence is only broken at exactly 5 in the evening when the birds chirp, the leaves rustle and his voice breaks through the silence to ask, "Pizza?"
Is singular. Speaks very little. And when he does, you have to strain to hear what he says. It is indeed true that most people consult him on any problem they face.
Forever eighteen. Can fire rapid questions at you in the funniest way imaginable.
Just another human being with a difference. Everyone tries hard to understand his codes and his jokes.
Though he pursued audio wave editing, nothing could interrupt his natural talent for contours and designs. A Cartoon's envy. Our pride.
Works for a group of black hat detectives. Has been photographing and video-ing everything that happens in office. Is Rahul's brother (really!!).
Makes everyone happy at the end of the month.
Is quiet. Stays quiet. Works hard. Smiles sometimes. His surroundings are to be blamed for this.
Can switch from serious to wild bouts of laughter in milliseconds. She has a thick accent which no one in the team can place.
Silent, unobtrusive, calm and collected. Has a boyish smile and can do the accent as and when required. Is quick to solve problems and has killer one-liners on the tip of his tongue.
Can give a Bollywood villain a run for his money with his roaring laughter. Thinks he can sell ice to an eskimo. Has powder for lunch and getting a six pack would be his next big accomplishment in life.
Is simple, straightforward and humble. Can smell pizza in the remotest corner of the office. Probably picked up the knack from Nilanjan.
Looks a decade younger than he is and has to carry age proof to a lot of places. Works hard but gets emotionally agitated when somebody doesn't appreciate the effort he put in.
As quiet as the dew. Lets his smile do the talking.
Always has a mischievous smile to complement the gleam in his eyes. Is a lady killer on the phone. Attacks food as soon as he gets home from office.
Has a boyish smile. Wishes good morning only to the people he likes, with a handshake. Can work for days at a stretch.
Sweet and strict at the same time. Always up with a lingering smile on her face as she thinks that's the only curve that makes things straight.
Is friendly and punctual. Talks to you only when you talk to him. Likes to believe that nobody has landed on the moon till date.
Can spend the rest of his life with his computer. Always tries to make his goals in life very clear. Often plays cupid, and pretty successfully at that.
Has a black belt in Karate which not too many people know of. Is really humble.
A doting mom, movie freak and hard core Scoliodentosaurophobic (for the uninitiated: specific fear of lizards). Hates to be idle on weekends and fanatically believes that retail therapy is the best stress buster.
He claims to be a grade-A chicken who cannot overcome his fears and feels that sooner or later the atheists will turn out to be right. Loves beach volleyball played by fairer sex. Digs his KFC, biryani and pretty much anything that has chicken in it.
Can gobble up two plates of biryani when hungry. What keeps him awake in the night is his fear of not getting enough time to sleep.
Wanted to play soccer for Argentina as a teenager. His biggest fear in life is waking up one fine morning and having nothing to do. Can make people comfortable around him if he wants to. Once slept for 16 hours at a stretch.
Resourceful and reliable, efficient and effective. Is too polite to manage difficult people.
Loves technology and all things digital. Worked for 11 years at his previous employer, and developed a fear of changing jobs. Wants to learn how to be diplomatic.
Single-handedly caught a gun totting robber and became an overnight celebrity. Hates irresponsible people, fears his dad and loves to spend quality time with his family.
Aspired to be a soldier and ended up becoming a software developer. Dating extraordinaire - likes to date old or new girlfriends with the same elan and ease. Fears the luck factor and hates rude people.
As a kid wanted to be a doctor and ended up as a FusionCharter. His biggest fear was asking out that special girl from his college, who finally asked him out. Claims to cook advanced level variants of biryani (enterprise class we presume) and hates washing clothes on weekends.
Till date, secretly dreams of becoming a F1 racer and should it fail, has a plan-B of flying a fighter jet. Overcame his biggest fear when a lizard accidentally fell on him, by bravely surviving the attack with a scream that shook the world.
Considers himself "A guy-next-door". He talks, eats and sleeps less but is trying to make up for those by hopefully going out on multiple short trips in the near future. This one time wannabe writer/chef is a trained rock climber who is trying hard to turn a vegetarian and should accomplish it soon, given that he kicked the butt 7 years ago.
As a teenager, he wanted to be a Movie Director or a musician, because he thought it's a fun job that could earn him a lot of money. Spends his weekends oversleeping. This Pizza freak is on a continual quest for perfection as he feels his greatest accomplishments are always ahead of him.
His favorite pastime is divided between trying his wrestling skills on his dog, Tia and cooking his favorite meat. This bass player also is a shutter-bug who likes to snap up people in their various moods.
The only non-foodie in our team who can do with just sweet corn soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In his teens he aspired to become a super model (may be the reason why he has food aversion). Holds a championship title from Bengal Martial Arts, so we should rather shut up here!
Wanted to become Albus Dumbledore in his teens. This Bengali-food fanatic enjoys watching cricket but when it comes to playing, sticks to Counter Strike. He got out of his fear of snakes by actually scaring a snake with his untidiness.
The only "friendly-introvert" at FusionCharts who can shout 'Caramel popcorn' from one end of a movie theatre and be heard at the other end - howz that for noise pollution? This self-confessed Facebook addict loves chicken in all its cooked forms.
She claims that after Alice, she is the only one who can easily slip into her own wonderland. Vouches that she can be trusted with secrets because she has that uncanny ability to forget them. This thalassophobic got over her fear for the deep waters through scuba diving. Hates waking up in the morning and spends her weekends either sleeping or gorging on double cheese pizzas.