Sheila Malhotra, NYU graduate, Generation X, is a serial entrepreneur who has witnessed the technological evolution unfold in the recent times as her three children ages 21, 18 and 9 continue to challenge her. Sheila’s inspiration for TagFi comes from both her businesses and her kids. As a successful clothing designer, retailer, restaurant owner and mother, she embraced the advancements that technology brought to her businesses and to her overall quality of life, but as a creator, Sheila struggled with one simple thing that was missing from the lives of the Millennials, Generation Z, and her businesses as well.. “the ability of technology to bring back those face-to-face interactions where small group activities were part of our everyday lives
She quickly became inspirited by her two college-going kids, Sabrina and Sanjay, who both contribute their time, passions and ideas into shaping an app that would fulfill their generation’s need to connect in real-time, with like-minded people to do those small activities for a happier lifestyle. Sheila is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded and owns many businesses. In 1992, Sheila owned a high-end women’s fashion boutique in the Heart of NYC. She was a buyer and designer who manufactured private label knits unique to her boutique. In 1997, she decided to pursue motherhood and took to raise her family. In 2001, Sheila entered the retail market again, but his time she took her expertise and retail
knowledge into the restaurant business. Sheila created a niche market for herself with her unique, fresh,
custom-made food products. She branded her restaurants and marketed her products with a big focus on customer service. She followed the growing trend of fast-casual restaurants and succeeded in instituting four food establishments including her newest one in California called Pizzita Circle. With a background in retail, marketing and creative production, Sheila is now ready to integrate her honed entrepreneurial business skills into her newest passion – TagFi.
Sheila lives with her husband, Vik Malhotra, in Long Island, NY, and now creatively challenges her 3 children daily.
Kani is an early “millennipreneur” who distinguishes himself as a hands-on tech lead developer having a passion for innovative technological projects. He is proud to be the backbones of his newest promising venture, TagFi, where technology is used in an innovative way to enhance the quality of life. Armed with over ten years of experience in developing PHP web applications, Oracle PeopleSoft Interactive Hub (Portal) servicing 70k+ users at New York University , application access security, email marketing, API management and project management, he now brings his IT expertise and wealth of knowledge to the growth of TagFi.
Kani has his BS degree from New York University in Business & Technology Management and MS degree from Baruch College in Computer & Information Systems. He recently managed multi-million dollar ERP solution implementations to helping small business owners establish their web presence. His passions include photography, videography, and media production. Kani currently resides in Long Island, NY with his wife and two young sons who challenge him daily.
Technology Entrepreneur and Innovator with experience in successfully starting multiple companies over last 15 years. Involved in several start-ups in Orange County, Silicon Valley and abroad in various principal,
technical, or advisory roles. Holds over 20 patents. Over 20 years of experience in innovation and design of products in fields covering Mobile Devices, Mobile Applications, Telecom, Wireless, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Internet and Embedded Applications. Expertise in Signal Processing Applications, Statistical Signal Processing, Audio and Video Compression and Analysis, VOIP, Echo Cancellers, Telephony Algorithms and Display Signal Processing.
Expert in Intellectual Property Strategy, IP Acquisition, Infringement and Litigation Strategy and Analysis, and IP Monetization. Speaker, Panelist and Moderator in several technology, entrepreneurial and Intellectual Property related conferences, events and webinars. Strong network and relationships with Technology
Transfer Offices across North American Universities dealing with fundamental research and innovation in all domains.
Current technical interests lie in the area of analysis and application of sensory data from mobile devices and other semi-structured data using available signal processing, information retrieval and Natural Language processing tools
Global product management executive with 17+ years of experience building & launching enterprise class web & mobile B2C and B2B products. Expert in managing full product lifecycle, strategic partner integrations, cross-functional & international teams and global product launches. Strong technical & entrepreneurial aptitude with proven ability to define products from scratch, manage software engineering & innovation, lead data-driven product strategies to create new revenue streams and launch high impact products. Also, advise early-stage startups.
The TagFi team also consists of young Gen X & Millennipreneurs who are very passionate about the Tagfi social revolution!
Each one of these Generation X & Millennials is dedicated to the success of the social movement in an effort to bring back a humane world where small groups matter.