About Us

IK Coach is a customer experience and engagement platform for thought leaders and SaaS companies. IK leverages the power of AI to make every customer and fan engagement delightful.

Our founders

Our founders bring deep expertise in the consumer technology with years of experience of building, scaling, and growing global products.

Mahesh M. Thakur

Co-Founder & CEO
Mahesh is a four-time Fortune 50 executive and serial entrepreneur. Prior, he was a product leader at Amazon, Microsoft, and Intuit. He has a track record of delivering products and services with remarkable customer experiences. Mahesh led Bing Search engine, one of the world’s largest AI implementation. He has earned a Directors’ Consortium certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and today he is a guest lecturer in executive education at NYU and Columbia University.Mahesh is a Limited Partner with Stage 2 Capital and Suvan Ventures.
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Pavan Tallapragada

Co-Founder & CTO
Pavan is a visionary engineering leader and AI entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving digital transformation at high-growth companies in the SF Bay Area. With over a decade of experience, he has built and led high-performing teams, spearheading cloud-native transformations and pioneering cutting-edge platform modernization initiatives. Pavan’s expertise in leveraging emerging technologies has enabled him to deliver remarkable customer experiences and unlock productivity. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and has completed executive business education from HEC Paris.