About Us

History
 
Pifocal’s CEO is Mak Agashe. Mak was a General Manager at Microsoft where he led a 1300+ person team of software engineers, program managers, data scientists, and architects. He helped build many versions of Windows operating system, Developer tools, and Bing AI products/services. After working at Microsoft for 19 years, Mak embarked on his own and co-founded Pramak. At Pramak, he and his team built cloud and IoT solutions for large enterprises such as Honeywell, Intel, Microsoft and others. After working at Pramak for 5 years, Pifocal was started as its offshoot.
Mission
Pifocal is on a mission to apply intelligent systems and technology to optimize operations, improve productivity, and build innovative products.
Team
 
Pifocal has a team of highly skilled professionals with expertise in Computer Vision, Data Engineering, Linguistic Analysis, and Machine Learning. Our team is located in the US and overseas.
Advisors

Pradeep has been working in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years.  During this time he has architected, designed, and implemented many services and technologies in both user and kernel spaces on Windows, UNIX, and VMS. He has been deeply involved with Networking, Communication, Wireless, Mobility, Security and Load balancing technologies as a developer, manager, and architect. This involvement has been at all levels – tactical and strategic thinking for the future, in devising innovative and creative solutions to hard problems, in the architecture, design, development and shipping of various technologies, services, and products, in doing research and incubation of leading edge ideas, and in devising processes and methodologies for achieving high degree of quality and engineering excellence.  He has been a senior engineering leader at Microsoft and a co-founder of successful startups.  Pradeep has worked closely with customers, executives, technologists, researchers, developers, testers, consultants, and others responsible for using, planning, researching, developing, delivering, and supporting various technologies, services, and products. Pradeep has filed many U.S. and International patents and has so far been granted 47 patents in various technology areas.

Rudy Gadre, Business Advisor

Pradeep Bahl, Technical Advisor

Our Commitment
 
We base our work on these 4 principles:
  • Innovation: Suggest and implement innovative ideas that will create true value for our customers.
  • Responsiveness: Provide deliverables on or before the due date. Respond quickly to customer queries.
  • Excellence: Achieve excellence in everything we do—writing a product specification, creating algorithms, writing code, deployment/maintenance, etc.
  • Integrity: Maintain highest level of integrity in everything we do. Comply with privacy, security and other obligations as required by law and/or the customer.

Rudy is an active angel investor, adviso...

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