Founder partners

Mr. Paras Shadadpuri, a former diplomat who quit his job with India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and started his own business in 1988. Currently chairing the twelve companies of the Nikai Group, he has built up a formidable brand that competes with major Asian rivals.

Mr. Paras is ably assisted by Mr. Karthik Moorthy in capacity of Director, Operations and Strategy. Karthik is seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the telecom, mobile handsets, consumer electronics, and FMCG industries. His specialties include devising strategies to grow innovations into businesses and brands, as well as driving operational execution till the last mile through large, multi-functional teams.

The NIKAI brand is a household name in the Electronics and Home appliances category and has business interests in the area of logistics, manpower staffing, retail food franchise and manpower outsourcing.

Nikai now has a range of around 400 products with over 50 million consumers in about 60+ countries. It has become a household name and it has earned Shahdadpuri the nickname ‘Mr Reliable’.

Ricardo Barcena, Executive Consultant in ICT Marketing and Strategy, creative mind behind Spotnik, has worked for reputed firms such Accenture, Cisco, Ericsson, and supported many clients with Consultancy services in Emerging Technologies. Lately involved in Smart Cities initiatives, he has also run his own firm before co-funding Spotnik to become CEO of the start-up.

Our brand

We believe in the humanization of technologies for good. We strive for organic solutions breathing sustainable, healthy ecosystems, and contagious positivism at all levels of interactions with people around us.

The Spotnik brand is the result of a conceptual approach that reflects our difference; a unique and original symbolism aligned to our philosophy of creativity and spontaneity that makes our solutions differential. We are convinced on the human value behind the emerging technologies shaping our lives, orbited by the enthusiasm of a team.