Dr. Kalpana Viswanath

Co-Founder & CEO, Safetipin


Kalpana heads the organisation and is involved in designing projects and creating partnerships, both government and civil society. She also represents the organisation at many international forums. She writes regularly and has a weekly column in Hindustan Times on urban issues. She has worked on issues of gender and urbanisation for over 20 years with several organisations including UN Women, UN Habitat and Jagori among others, has led large global projects and provided technical support on women’s safety to several cities.  She is a member of the Advisory Group on Gender Issues at UN Habitat, Chairperson of Jagori and a Board member of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. She was part of the committee that prepared a report on Women’s Safety in Delhi for the city government.

Ashish Basu

Co-Founder, Safetipin


Ashish provides technology and operations direction to Safetipin. He is an alumni of IIT Mumbai and IIM Bangalore. He is an advocate and student of using technology to disrupt markets, and has more than 30 years of experience. After a long stint at NIIT as President, he has founded and led several edtech startups.

Pragati Jain

Finance Manager


Pragati is a qualified Chartered Accountant, working as Finance Manager at Safetipin where she leads the Finance vertical for all the Safety projects and the company as a whole on building safer cities. She also manages the statutory compliances for Safetipin. She comes with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, project creation and evaluation, budgeting, forecasting and other accountancy skills. She has over 12 years of post-qualification experience and has worked with companies including tech-giant like Computer Science Corporation (CSC) and Big-4 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

Avesh Chauhan

Technology Head


Avesh Chauhan is the Safetipin Technology Head responsible for guiding product strategy and launching initial prototype build-outs in Safetipin. Additionally, he manages operations and marketing activities.

He specialises in product development of Location Based services and mobile apps and is passionate about delightful user experiences with massive impact on business metrics. He has skills in mobile app development, LBS solutions,  analytics, GIS/MAP based solutions, App Store Optimization and data analytics. He has previously worked for Imate (Mobile firm) and MapmyIndia and has been part of team in introducing and launching Navigation,M2M and Telematic solutions in India.

Rwitee Mandal

Senior Program Manager


Rwitee works as a data analyst to look at how gender and the built environment intersect in creating inequalities in public spaces. She guides the team at Safetipin with content development, data representation and intervention recommendations. Being an Architect and Urban Designer from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, her primary expertise lies on the subject of ‘gender and space’ and she has worked in varied capacities with women centric organisations and urban design practices in India. Currently, she is also a visiting faculty at her alma mater at the Post Graduate Urban Design Programme.

Sonali Vyas

Program Manager


As an Architect- Urban Planner, Sonali works on data analysis, representation, and is involved in developing design and policy level recommendations for making public spaces safer for one and all. She also manages partner relationships, project campaign and documentation. She did her graduation from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur and post- graduation from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Prior to Safetipin she worked with IRADe (Integrated Research and Action for Development) on climate resilient strategies for smart cities.

Payal Soneja

Research Manager


Payal is a Research Manager at Safetipin where she leads the research and data vertical for a portfolio of projects on making mobility and urban spaces safer for women. She is an entrepreneur and co-founded a data collection and management organisation to revolutionize data-driven decision making through high-quality primary data. She comes with extensive experience in designing, managing impact evaluation projects, and conducting quantitative analysis on topics of education, energy & environment, and inclusive growth. She holds a Masters in Economics from Toulouse School of Economics with a concentration in Public Policy and Development.

Priyanka Sharma

Human Resources Manager


Priyanka is responsible for all HR and operations related activities. She handles th recruitment and HR functions in the organisation. She is also responsible for the management and budgeting of all projects. She completed her Graduation and Post-Graduation (MBA) from Institute of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University. She worked with Craft Traditions for 3.5 years before joining Safetipin.

Khan Rubia Faiyaz

Process Manager


Rubia manages the different applications in Safetipin. She is in charge of training the programmers’ and managing their quality of work. She handles work related to the back-end services. Rubia done her MBA in Operations and B.tech in ECE. Earlier Rubia worked with Eccentric Info Tech Pvt Ltd, as an Assistant Operations Manager and had an extensive experience of four year in different domains.

Sanni Verma

Senior Software Developer


Sanni is the Sr. Software and Web developer in Safetipin. He has 8 years experience in the IT industry. He completed her Graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from G.B.T.U. Uttar Pradesh. He specialises in eCommerce development, website development, software development and web portal development areas. He strives to build impressive and beautiful web applications through carefully crafted code and user-centric design.

Ankita Kapoor

Program Associate


She primarily works on data analysis, data representation and documentation for various projects at Safetipin.  She also assists in data collection by collaborating with other organizations and conducting training sessions. She is an Architect-Urban Planner and has completed her masters in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Prior to her masters, she has worked with L&T Constructions for over three years and at an architectural firm “Fourth Dimension ” for about 9 months.

Shreya V. Basu

Program Associate


Shreya is a part of the program team at Safetipin. She handles the different social media accounts for the company and works on media partnerships with external agencies. She is also overseeing the product specific technology and development work. She completed her BE in Telecommunication Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore. She worked with Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for 1.5 years before joining Safetipin.

Shilpy Mehta

Program Associate


Shilpy is a part of the program team at Safetipin. As an Architect and Urban practitioner, her interests lie in understanding the social application of architecture. At Safetipin she works on data analysis to see how built form can inform the process of making/designing inclusive and accessible spaces in the cities. She also, assist in conducting training sessions, process of data collection and data representation.
She did her Bachelor of Architecture from I.P. School of Architecture, Rajkot, Gujarat and Urban Fellows Programme from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru. Before joining Safetipin has worked with Design Bureau Architects, Newdelhi, INTACH Jammu Chapter and Adapt Technologies and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

Toshi Saini

Quality Analyst


Toshi is a part of the operation team and works on quality assessment & analysis of data. She delivers training sessions for coders, interns and new joinees and coordinates with other team members on all aspects of data management.  She has done Bachelor in Science from Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University.