WhistleDrive Team

Our Vision

To be India’s Transportation Leader and build Technology Driven Solutions to enable Smart Urban Mobility.

Our Mission

To build a Network of Smart Mobility Fleet to enable Office Commute for Corporates and Delivery of Goods for Businesses.

Our Investor

Colosseum Group

Colosseum Group was created with the intended purpose of helping those with game-changing ideas get off the ground. It is a diversified firm which has its footprints in Transportation, Education, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Financial Solution, Healthcare and in                  E-Commerce.

Our Leadership Team

“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea”

~ Jack Dorsey

Rakesh Munnanooru

Founder & CEO

“The Visionary”

Prashanth M

Director of Operations

“Leads us from the front”

Sireesha Tipparaju

Chief Product Officer

“The Tech Wizard”

Adinarayana Chennupati

Vice President, Finance & Accounts

“Human beyond P&L”

Anand Mallepudi

Vice President, Growth & Strategy

“The Master Strategist”

Rakesh Munnanooru

Founder & CEO

Rakesh started loving Entrepreneurship from his graduation days at Shiv Nadar University and founded WhistleDrive in 2016, right after his graduation.

Betting on his vision and the people around him, Rakesh led WhistleDrive all the way from ground zero to raise a cumulative 77 Cr funding in series A & B which is the largest fundraise in office commute space.

And under his leadership, it only took 3 years for Whistle to become ‘India’s Fastest Growing Employee Transportation Company’ and receive an award as the "Next Top 50 Global Tech Player" in the World during World Innovators Meet in 2019 among many others.

He strongly believes that the ‘people who work with us should understand and believethe vision And once it is understood, it is not my vision alone. It’s OUR VISION.‘

Rakesh is a technologist, speaker and a writer at several Top Media Outlets and Conferences with a focus on Employee Transport, Urban Mobility, AI and Entrepreneurship.

Prashanth M

Director of Operations

Prashanth is responsible for developing and scaling our PAN India operations. He developed a strong foundation to the entire process from fleet on-boarding, training, EHS & Compliance, Safety, MIS & Data Management, till billing and created a process oriented structure to the operations.

Under his leadership, WhistleDrive is now operating in 4 Cities and grew the size of operations to 1000+ fleet within 3 years.

He plays a key role in our expansion plans and scaling up.

Before WhistleDrive, Prashanth had 10+ years of experience in product development for missile subsystems in defense with a specialisation in operations. He was trained in institutions like Lockheed Martin,USA for a surveillance product to give the demo for Indian Army. His experience adds a lot of discipline and enormous growth to operations.

Sireesha Tipparaju

Chief Product Officer

Sireesha believes that ‘technology and innovation helps businesses accelerate’.

Leading the Whistle platform division, supervising and mentoring Platform team, Creating a vision and strategy for the entire Whistle platform to map to industry and client needs (internal and external), Positioning and evangelizing products from concept to launch, leading the Research to impact game-changing decision-making across the organization and industry.

She has deep experience in accelerating innovation through pioneering products and solutions, enabling large-scale organizational changes, anticipating market dynamics to create new platform segments.

Sireesha holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. She is an avid cricket and art fan, a strong community person, and leads several social projects at the Colosseum Foundation. She is a proud mother of two fantastic boys, Dhanush and Ankush and lives in Chicago with her husband.

Adinarayana Chennupati

Vice President, Finance and Accounts

Adi believes that ‘Everything is ‘driven by VALUE’. Value to clients, internal and external stakeholders, employees and service partners.

Having two decades of experience in the domains of Finance & Accounts, Administration, Facilities, Infrastructure, Corporate Relations and CSR activities, he isn’t just a person of Profits and Loss but a human more.

Prior to WhistleDrive, he was employed in multinational ITES companies, Zen3 Info-Solutions India Pvt Ltd, CMRao & Co.

He has excelled in his Executive MBA in Business Analytics at Great Lakes and he studied Commerce and Economics in his bachelors.

Anand Mallepudi, MRICS

Vice President, Growth and Strategy

Anand believes “No Growth happens without a change and disruption and it happens with the ones who are ready and believe in it”

He serves as Vice President - Growth and Strategy, is primarily overseeing the activities of Business Sales & Development and leading the team in the development of long-range strategic plans and organizational objectives.

Matching his personality in many ways, he made a choice to drive Growth and Process Excellence at WhistleDrive. And he loves to be in the startup mode everyday, with a very young team who are passionate to grow themselves and the organization.

He has over two decades of experience in the domain of Facility Management, Employee Transportation, Corporate Real Estate, Procurement and Corporate Relations with MNCs that include Berkadia, SITEL India Limited and Apex Covantage.

He is certified MRICS (Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in Facility Management and certified CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) from Scrum Alliance. He holds an Executive MBA in Facility Management & Business Administration. He has obtained leadership breakthrough certification from Harvard Business Corporate Learning.

He is a big believer in work life harmony, and passionate about fitness, music and innovation. He lives in hyderabad with his wife and two children.