Meet the team that’s building Emotion Ai for the world


The Founding Team

Ritu Soni Srivastava
Co-founder & CEO
Ritu is a seasoned entrepreneur, focused on her current startup TheLightbulb.Ai, a full-stack Emotion Ai platform for digital interactions that has scanned more than 8 million faces for emotion analysis. She has held pivotal profiles across deep-tech, health-tech, telecom and media companies over the last 20 years. Her cross-industries experience gives her a unique edge in understanding consumer trends and insights across verticals.
Vishal Soni
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer
Vishal Soni is an accomplished entrepreneur who has experienced success with a previous venture. Throughout his career, Vishal has gained invaluable experience in the digital and automated banking sector. He has collaborated with renowned banks like HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN Amro Bank, RBS Coutts, RBS Retail, and DCB Bank, assuming various sales and product roles.

Vishal’s unwavering enthusiasm lies in driving change through technology and placing a seamless and intuitive customer experience at the forefront of his initiatives. He is dedicated to delivering products and processes that are convenient, secure, and cost-effective for his organization.

Yogesh Sachdeva
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Yogesh is a highly accomplished technology professional with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. He possesses a deep understanding of building technology-based applications and has consistently demonstrated his expertise in various industries, including IT, Telecom, and Digital Health.

Yogesh has held leadership positions and acquired extensive operational experience in his career journey. With his comprehensive technical knowledge and strategic mindset, Yogesh is at the forefront of technological advancements within thelightbulb.ai. He is dedicated to harnessing cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative solutions that meet the unique demands of the market.

Advisory Board

Atin Sharma
Building media & technology companies
Ravi Shankar
Board Member, HR and
HR tech advisor
Steve Ardire
Ai Startup Advisor ‘force multiplier’


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