the local shopping experience

We are an exciting Pune based start-up in the hyperlocal marketplace space. Our dream is to deliver a solution that will provide shopping convenience to every consumer in India.

Our Story

We have always felt the need of a simple online solution for local kirana shopping. We spoke to several store owners and were amazed at their keen interest in having an online presence to serve customers better and compete with the big stores. That’s our vision – make daily shopping easier for millions of users and local stores.


Swati Deodhar

  • Swati Deodhar

As originator of the GullyBuy concept, she believes in being a ‘responsible shopper’ by buying from local shops, thereby promoting local entrepreneurs and a sustainable lifestyle. Previously co-founded and built Sapience - a successful global enterprise software product in People Analytics. Swati was awarded the ‘Woman Leader of the Year in IT/ITES’ in 2019. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, gardening and traveling.

Shirish Deodhar

  • Shirish Deodhar

Co-founded GullyBuy with the vision to simplify the local shopping experience for every household. This is his fourth start-up in the past 30 years. The first two in IT Services had successful exits and the third is a successful global enterprise product company. Shirish likes to read fiction, watch Netflix, and travel (preferably Goa on vacation and the US to meet family).

Amol Potnis

Co-founder & VP of Engineering
  • Amol Potnis

Amol loves all things digital and the adrenaline rush that a strong cup of tea and the startup culture offers. He is a software entrepreneur by profession and traveler by heart. When not working, you may catch him watching ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma’ with his daughter. His favorite weekend trip is ‘Go Goa’ on his motorbike.

Prasad Chitale

CTO & Founding Executive
  • Prasad Chitale

Prasad has 25+ years of software industry experience. He is a founder of 3 successful start-ups. Even while working, Prasad completed a Ph.D. in Management Sciences. He is a passionate teacher, visiting faculty at several colleges and a member of the Board of Studies at SPPU (Pune University) and MIT Pune. In his free time, you will catch him farming or spending quality time with his family and two dogs.

Abhay Phadke

VP Cloud Technologies & Founding Executive

Abhay is a software technologist in domains such as cloud, storage, networking with 30+ years of experience in the US and India. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, bicycling, spending quality time with wife and a daughter. His favourite TV show is ‘the big bang theory’. JFYI – he doesn’t have any social media profiles!

Prakhar Srivastava

Director of Sales
  • Prakhar Srivastava

Prakhar has been involved in building and scaling  up business for several startups. He has significant experience in Enterprise and Channel Sales and has played a key role in building monetisation to strengthen top line revenue. Outside of work, he loves to read (non-fiction and biographies) or go cycling. He is also an avid Table Tennis player.

Koeli Chatterjee

Director of Marketing
  • Koeli Chatterjee

Koeli is passionate about marketing strategy and helping startups to achieve their brand vision. She has 10+ years of experience in key marketing roles in hospitality, IT and Tech Startups. Koeli is an avid dog lover and a big foodie. In her free time, she loves spending time with her pets and playing games on her mobile.

Board of Directors

Swati Deodhar

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Shirish Deodhar

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Siddharth Sethi

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Madhukar Bhatia

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Hemant Joshi

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Celebrating the culture of Innovation & Hard work

We are Hiring!

Business Development Contractors
(Freshers & Students)

We are looking for bright individuals who are great at selling, have an outgoing and friendly personality. You will have to sign up kirana stores for our mobile app. Should be comfortable speaking in Hindi, Marathi and English. This is a part-time contract assignment and students and freshers (with MBA, BBA, Mass Communication background) are preferred. Please email your resume to

Cloud Developers
(3-5 yrs experience)

Candidates should be familiar with cloud services (preferably AWS), streaming and event services (Kafka / Samza), NodeJs, SQL OLTP and OLAP databases, and related technologies. Prefer BE/MTech (CS) from a good university. Email your resume to

Mobile Developers
(3-5 yrs experience)

You must have expertise on Android and iOS to develop consumer based Apps. Should have relevant exposure to mobile UI technologies, mobile based databases, location and related technologies. Prefer BE (CS/IT) / MCA from a good university. Email your resume to

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