About Us

Octro is one of India's leading gaming companies, founded in 2006 by Saurabh Agarwal, a Stanford alumnus. We have created global titles out of India supported by our in-depth understanding of gamers, superior tech infrastructure and a professional team with strong tech and product focus.

Our extensive and diverse portfolio of major gaming titles include skill-based games (PlayRummy and Gold11) and free to play casual games – card as well as non-card games (Teenpatti, IndianRummy, Poker, Tambola, Soccer Battles). Octro is a data science / insights focused gaming company, driving continuous innovation to improve user gameplay and enabling a safe and secure gameplay platform.

Octro got funding from marquee investor Sequoia Capital in 2014.

Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

Leveraging technology and innovative ideas to create immersive moments of joy in people’s lives.

Mission Statement

To be a global brand in the gaming ecosystem by-

Delivering technology-driven entertainment options Providing users with a safe and trusted virtual environment to engage with each other
Delivering technology-driven entertainment options Providing users with a safe and trusted virtual environment to engage with each other

Octro Values

Innovation

Our focus will always be on bringing in something new in all that we do - be it to improve the way we do things or to transform the status quo

Customer Focus

All our decisions will be guided by what's best for the customer

Openness

We encourage open and transparent communication and allow diversity of opinion, while maintaining the boundaries of mutual respect

Balance

We promote a culture that allows for individual freedom and work-life balance

Prudence

Our creative spirit will be balanced with a practical and judicious approach towards all orgranizational decisions

Leadership Team


Saurabh Aggarwal, Founder & CEO

Saurabh Aggarwal, Founder & CEO

Saurabh Aggarwal is a serial entrepreneur & currently founder CEO of Octro, Inc., one of India’s largest mobile gaming companies.

He started his entrepreneurial journey way back in 2002 by establishing PDAapps. PDAapps initially develop small utilities apps to fill the existing gaps in smartphones. In 2003, he launched VeriChat - the world’s first mobile instant messaging app for smartphones. He sold PDAapps to Intellisync which further got acquired by Nokia. In 2006, Saurabh decided to move on from the company which led to the foundation of Octro....

Octro started working on OctroTalk - a VoIP enabled Instant Messaging Client. However, based on consumer and business insights Saurabh realised that most utility apps had become free, and that direct to consumer gaming apps were the only ones making money. In 2012, he pivoted into online gaming with the launch of Teen Patti by Octro and there has been no looking back ever since.

He gets a thrill out of building technology that touches a broad spectrum of people. Seeing his products being used and loved by the common man drives him to widen his goals and achieve them.

Saurabh has done his MS from Stanford University.


Yudhister Bahl, CFO

Yudhister Bahl, CFO

He is a seasoned business leader with 25+ years of rich experience across diverse industries including financial services, education, telecom, and FMCG. He has worked with Corporates like Laureate Education, Bharti Airtel, Avantha Group, RattanIndia, Actis, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, and Gaiam....

Yudi has held leadership roles in finance, strategy and business planning (CFO / Head Strategy and M&A). He has had the opportunity to work closely with promoters and business & functional leaders both in India and in the U.S. and partnered with them in driving key growth and strategic initiatives. He has significant cross border experience across North America, Europe and Asia.


Arup Das, CTO

Arup Das, CTO

Arup brings more than 23 years of Engineering Management and Product Management experience in areas such as Gaming, Data Science / Data Engineering, Cloud Computing and other digital offerings. Prior to joining Octro, he was the CTO & CPO at Goals101 AI.

Before Goals101, he was the Senior Director, R&D at Aristocrat Technologies where he led an Engineering & product team of 225+ people (grew the team from ~40 people) distributed over USA, Europe & India. Prior to Aristocrat, Arup worked with a number of top software product companies such as Cisco and Nucleus Software. ...

Arup is an MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton Business School (USA), MS in Computer Vision / Image Processing from the University of Calgary, Canada and a BE in Computer Science (University Gold Medalist) from Jadavpur University, India.

He was also a founding volunteer of Cricinfo and has covered international cricket matches as a sports journalist.