Success Story

The journey of a Visionary Vijay Balasubramaniya

From Nowhere to a Successful Entrepreneur: The Success Story of Vijay Balasubramaniyan

The journey of a Visionary

As a part of his Ph.D. research at Georgia Institute of Technology, Vijay Balasubramaniyan was trying to find a solution to the most simple yet global problem- how to track the location of an unknown mobile number calling you? Based on technology developed in his research, he co-founded Pindrop Security with Paul Judge. A security solutions company that uses “acoustic fingerprint: detection techniques to detect and stop phone-based fraud. Prior to starting his own company, Balasubramaniyan worked in various engineering and research roles with Google, Intel, Siemens and IBM research.

Key Goal

One of the biggest challenge faced by financial services companies is the dependency on caller ID alone to ensure the legitimate identity of callers availing transaction-based services. However, with the advent of technology spoofing caller ID is a child’s play, raising a major security concern. Several large companies are meeting these security issues with voiceprints capture and tracking the numbers in a list, but those efforts get wasted with frauds using devices to change their voices. To combat such problems, Pindrop Security employs its phone printing process that can decipher the tiniest details of a phone call like audio cutoff frequency and trace the fraud calls.

The journey

Vijay Balasubramaniyan embarked upon this climb to innovation in the spring of 2011 when Georgia Tech VentureLab agreed to. That very spring, he bagged an acceptance into the introductory class for Flashpoint that expanded the founder’s knowledge on entrepreneurship in the technical field. The early years of the company include a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and $150,000 funding from NSF.

VentureLab also introduced Pindrop to the investors across Atlanta and infosec community including Georgia Research Alliance(GRA). The company further achieved success in obtaining office space in the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) incubator in Technology Square. In the video below, Vijay Balasubramaniyan explains how his company can once again bring back the faith in mobile phones.

Meenal <span> Creative Lead </span>
Written By
Meenal Creative Lead

She is a writer and content marketer at MobileAppDaily. Her knack around the mobile apps is merely splendid. Her experience in the tech industry has assisted her in churning out the best and more importantly, unbiased mobile app reviews.

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
Success Story

Superhuman Learning Skills With Memerise App

4 min read  

In the spring of 2005 at the auditorium of Con Edison building, near Union Square in Manhattan, Joshua Foer met a man who changed him from a journalist to US Memory Champion in one single year. The man was no other than Memrise’s co-founder, Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke who now with the rest

Success Story

How a shopping spree inspired a billion-dollar startup?

4 mins read  

Ankiti Bose, 27, is on her way to being the first Indian woman to co-found a unicorn startup, soon to be valued at $1 billion.Zilingo, the Singapore-based fashion startup, has not just digitized factory operations in S.E. Asia, but also lent working capital to businesses that don’t get hel

Success Story

Wolfpack Digital: How a Romanian agency ‘hunts’ its way to success

4 min read  

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.”                                           — Arianna HuffingtonBusinesses today are moving towards a more gen

Success Story

Droids on Roids - Putting Poland on the Map of the Global App Economy

4 min read  

Eleanor Roosevelt once put it, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” This quote has powered innumerable lone-wolfs whose creative and undying spark has turned simple ideas into thriving businesses. One such pair of entrepreneurs is Wojciech Szwajkiewicz

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.