About the Company

Our Purpose

We are a Dubai based EdTech startup looking to leverage the power of new-age thinking and the science of data to re-imagine education management. We believe that with rapid innovations in Digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI), conventional education management and delivery models will get disrupted. We want to be at forefront of this disruption in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and want to democratize the availability of these innovations to all, including marginalized communities.

Today, innovation in EdTech is happening in silos, with many innovative products and tools sprouting as parallel offerings – which creates a challenge for schools and teachers due to their inability to leverage this innovation and the cumulative insights it could deliver. The need-of-the-hour may not be incremental innovation but rather a shift towards greater collaboration to make this innovation accessible and scalable across the ecosystem, globally.

Our vision is to create a single, integrated, data-driven education platform that can leverage existing and future innovations (both our own and that of our partners), and allow a seamless single point access to all users – enabling users to benefit from industry’s best innovations.

Our Teams

Raman Thiagarajan

Raman Thiagarajan

Ex-McKinsey Partner, 20+ years’ experience;
Digital & Data Science Entrepreneur

Lifelong learner

“I believe that data and AI will change how we think – am excited about being a part of this transformation and in enabling this for all, particularly the marginalized and underserved”

Haseeb Ahmed

Haseeb Ahmed

Analytics and Decision Science; Ex-McKinsey; BA University of Cambridge

Started a venture at 15 to facilitate assessment preparation at school 

“Excited about taking up new challenges, solving intriguing problems, and moving the needle towards democratizing data and technology”

Karun Kurien

Karun Kurien

Product Design and Build; Ex-McKinsey BTO; MBA, Ross - Michigan

A self-professed ‘aquaphile’, Karun loves the ocean and is fascinated by marine-life. He’s a certified diver too, which explains the constant hand gestures.

‘Every employee here is super passionate about what we are trying to achieve and this makes work not seem like work. Although, I've been here less than a year, I wake up in the morning feeling like this is MY company and I guess most of us here have similar sentiments.’

Sarah Ameen

Sarah Ameen

Product and Projects; Ex-Monitor Deloitte; BA, Univ of Pennsylvania; MA, Columbia UniversityQA

Sarah is half Korean and half Bahraini, something she insists throws some people off ‘I don’t fully look either!’

‘The potential for large-scale impact, particularly in marginalized communities gets me out of bed each morning’

Farah Khan

Farah Khan

Product and Projects; Ex-World Bank; MA New York University (Fulbright scholar)

Don’t mess with Farah… She has a green belt in Taekwando! Yes, that means she can break through two-inch boards with both her hands and feet. Probably not together, mind you.

‘What gets me out of bed each day? The social impact of our work, the people here at nexquare and the work culture we are cultivating.’

Chirag Kataruka

Chirag Kataruka

Advanced Analytics & AI Ex-MuSigma, B.E. University of Mumbai

Charlie Line

8+ years in Sales and Business development in EdTech in MENA.

Charlie can whistle with his mouth wide-open. It’s not a pretty sight, but it is compelling to watch…ish.

‘Being part of this awesome team and the journey we are all about to embark on is what gets me out of bed each morning. I’m genuinely happy to hear the alarm go off!’

Hussain Contractor

Hussain Contractor

BizDev & Analytics MA Finance, Wollongong University

Hussain has a compulsive habit of adding the digits of the string of numbers on car number plates. He has not progressed to adding two number plates together yet though.

‘The opportunity to push my limits each day is hugely motivating’

Manoj Thomas

Manoj Thomas

18+ years’ experience in education domain including setting-up and managing of colleges
Aneesh Kumar

Aneesh Kumar

15+ yrs experience in Architecture, Solution design and development
Duaa Saleh

Duaa Saleh

Master in Computer Science, Jordan

A keen volleyball and badminton player, Duaa is as tough a competitor as you’re likely to find. You’d need to be too with all those spikes and smashes!

‘Learning something new every day is the main driver for my passion to get up early every morning’

Smruti Naik

Smruti Naik

BE (Hons) – BioTechnology BITS

Smruti can hold her breath. For 2 minutes. Whilst underwater. Doing a handstand! Rumours of her being part-fish are unsubstantiated.

‘The thought of learning something new and knowing that I will be getting an opportunity to perform much better than yesterday is what makes me get out of the bed every morning!’

Nithin PN

Nithin PN

B.Tech (Information Technology), MG Univesity

Ntihin always holds his consistency and ethics and is well-respected because of it. He also holds a table-tennis bat quite a lot too.

‘To work, learn and grow with nexquare and be instrumental in driving it beyond its mission by adhering to its values and cultures while utilizing my potential and talent to its fullest – what more could a person want?’

Muni Prakash

Muni Prakash

B.E (Hons) in Electronics and Communication, BITS

Our in-house photographer, Muni is super adventurous and only smiles when he is being so. After three or four super adventures, he is positively grinning!

‘The sheer motivation from this group of people working towards the success of the company in unison is extremely satisfying’.

Satya Gopi

Satya Gopi

B.E (Hons) in Computer Science, BITS

Whilst many of us struggle to write well with one hand, Satya can do so perfectly with both of his. He has yet to master the same with his feet, unfortunately.

‘I know that I will learn something exciting today. I am sure we have all found ourselves here to create something amazing, to really make a difference’

Sandeep Koluveettil

Sandeep Koluveettil

Bachelor of Commerce, Kannur University

Sandeep, recently married, is the happiest he has ever been and is looking forward to the future. Bliss!

‘Freedom is the core value of nexquare that helps us grow. Independence in thought, decision, creativity, judgement and deeds gives me immense pleasure and dedication to work. I have my own freedom to prioritise my work for our clients and it is this, fed in the mind, which makes me want to get out of my bed each morning’

Viren Sharma

Viren Sharma

Advanced Analytics Ex-MuSigma BE. (Hons) E&E, BITS
Shine Cyriac

Shine Cyriac

Advanced Analytics Masters in Computer Applications
Buvana Raman

Buvana Raman

Product Design
15+ years in Investment management B.Com (Hons); PGDBM

Engineering

Vithin VG

Vithin VG

Product Architecture Lead and Engineering design B.E, Anna University
Sadiq Aboobacker

Sadiq Aboobacker

Engineering Lead & Database Architect B.E, Anna University
SUNJU ARJUN

SUNJU ARJUN

Engineering Lead Ex-Wipro B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Prasanth Prasad

Prasanth Prasad

Code Optimization and Troubleshooting B.Tech, MG university, India
Anish Joseph

Anish Joseph

Masters in Computer Applications
Jijo Joy

Jijo Joy

Software Engineer B.Tech in Computer Science
Ananthu Aravind

Ananthu Aravind

Software Engineer B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
Bincy Cherian

Bincy Cherian

Software Engineer Masters in Computer Applications
Aswathy VR

Aswathy VR

Software Engineer M.Tech (Bioinformatics)
Rahul Salimon

Rahul Salimon

Software Engineer Diploma in Computer Science & Engineering
Jagadeesh ME

Jagadeesh ME

Software Engineer Masters in Computer Applications
Neethu George

Neethu George

Software Testing BE Computer Science and Engineering
Soorya.B

Soorya.B

Software Engineer BE, Anna University
Dennis.K

Dennis.K

Software Engineer MCA, Software Systems
Divya.M

Divya.M

Software Engineer MSC, Software Systems
NEENUMOL MATHEW

NEENUMOL MATHEW

Software Engineer Electronics and Communication Engineering