About Us

We are Innovation Minds. One Mission, One Vision. Democratize Innovation.

A Silicon Valley Company formed by passionate people to empower aspiring Innovators and Entrepreneurs-In-Residence. With extensive experience in emerging technologies and products, we have everything you need to jumpstart your Innovation Agenda and enable it to thrive.

  • Innovation Minds has a new home!

    Innovation Minds has broken the ground in Santana Row, San Jose to build the new facility. This campus will be the home for our innovation lab and training institute.

  • It is official!

    After a long legal battle, Innovation Minds won the copyrights and branding. Game on!

  • Found a Digital Home!

    Innovationminds.com platform has been officially released to our backers community. It is made responsive to make it accessible from any device. Blogs are integrated to share what's on our mind, also to know what's on yours.

  • It is now Official!

    Innovation Minds Inc. was officially registered as S-Corp in California. Company Officers were elected, Board of Advisors from various domains and demographics were appointed to guide our Vison & Mission.

  • Founded

    Innovation Minds was founded early 2015 by Alumni of PayPal, eBay, and LinkedIn who lives and breathes Innovation and Creativity. We pledged to make a dent in the universe in any ways we could.

Leadership Team

Bala Balasubramaniam

Bala Balasubramaniam

Founder & Chief Technology Officer
“Innovation begins when we challenge the status quo.”
Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Chief Strategy Officer
“Innovation is anything, but business as usual.”
Vince Harding

Vince Harding

Chief Innovation Officer
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”
Debbie Wisch

Debbie Wisch

Head of Marketing & Client Services
“There is a way to do it better, what is stopping you?”
Ez Arasan

Ez Arasan

Global Advisory Board Member - Finance
“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.”
Rosemary Rein

Rosemary Rein

Global Advisory Board Member - Sales Development
“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.”
Tony Bayard de Volo

Tony Bayard de Volo

Global Advisory Board Member - Legal
“Dream as wild you can, because you got the license to Innovate.”

Engineering Team

Hari Sezhiyan

Hari Sezhiyan

Head of Academic Services
“There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.”
Ahmed Farooqui

Ahmed Farooqui

AI/ML Engineer
“World needs dreamers and the doers, above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do.”
Sairam Vijay

Sairam Vijay

AI/ML Engineer
“Think left, think right, think low, and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try.”
Albert J Stanley

Albert J Stanley

AI/ML Engineer
“We are here to make a dent in the universe, if not, at least in Innovation Management space.”
Aswin Sezhiyan

Aswin Sezhiyan

Fullstack Developer
“We are the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently!”
Valencia Hines

Valencia Hines

Research & Analysis
“All good ideas must die, so the great ones can thrive!”