Rajan Anandan Invests In Women’s Health Tracker Maya, Technology Veteran Raghu Mallena Joins as CTO
Founded in early 2012 by a young engineer, John Paul, Maya logs more than 1.2 million active users every month. It has clocked more than 6.5 million downloads in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Bangalore-based women’s health tracker, Maya (previously LoveCycles), has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, Google, Southeast Asia and India. The company had also raised seed funding of 5 crores from Prime Venture Partners earlier this year. Maya enables women to keep track of their menstrual and physiological health via a mobile application. Maya is building a personal health assistant that uses data, analytics and machine learning to provide women actionable insights around their health. Using the tracker, women can record vital health information and trace out patterns that help them manage their health better. To date, Maya has processed more than 100 million data points to build its predictive models. The funds will be used to enhance the user experience, product development and to expand the user base of Maya in India.
Rajan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies and has invested in Internet, mobile and software startups in India. Rajan brings a deep understanding of technology, a track record of investing in many sectors across technology, first hand experience working closely with founding teams and leading and growing several large technology businesses in US, India and Sri Lanka
Maya has also appointed NetApp, Cisco and Juniper Technology veteran Raghu Mallena to the role of Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder. Raghu has more than 20 years of leadership experience building software products in the US and India. He set up Netapp’s first engineering team in India and has lead large engineering organizations spanning multiple geographies (US, India, China and Israel). In his recent roles at Cisco and Juniper, Raghu led teams responsible for the global product delivery of the entire Security Management product suite. Raghu has a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Madras and a Masters from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Founded in early 2012 by a young engineer, John Paul, Maya logs more than 1.2 million active users every month. It has clocked more than 6.5 million downloads in more than 50 countries worldwide. The tracker has garnered a consistent 4.5 star rating across Android and iOS based on more than over 100,000 user ratings. Maya has also been featured on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store regularly. Globally, the tracker supports 13 languages including Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French and very soon will support popular regional languages in the country.
John Paul, Chief Executive Officer, Maya, said, “It is a great moment for us at Maya! Rajan is one of the most prolific internet executives and investors in South Asia. He is known to invest in companies that are potential disruptors and we are honored to be a part of his portfolio. I am also excited about Raghu joining Maya. Raghu comes with an impeccable pedigree and he will be instrumental in transforming Maya into a health platform built on data, analytics and machine learning.”
Raghu Mallena, Chief Technology Officer, Maya, said, “I have been in the tech industry for more than 20 years and worked on some great projects – but Maya is a different ballgame! It is humbling to work on something that changes the lives of millions of women across the world. Maya has already generated more than a 100 million data points and we are just getting started. Using technology and data science to solve problems that have not been addressed before is a challenge I am looking forward to.”
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