Ramakant Vempati Co-Founder Wysa-Touchkin
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Ramakant Vempati is the co-founder of Wysa, an AI-enabled digital self-help and coaching platform for mental health and wellness. With 1.2 million users from 30 countries, Wysa is becoming a preferred channel of early intervention and support for high-risk groups like young adults, maternal health, high stress workplaces, and caregivers.
Previously, Ramakant worked at Goldman Sachs International in London as a COO supporting the EMEA capital markets business; and at Barclays Capital in their global strategy team.
Ramakant has also served as a senior advisor to a UN and World Bank backed entity, building a multimillion dollar social impact investment portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa. This work included the set-up of Somalia’s first bank, Yemen’s first youth microfinance fund, and the world’s first sharia-compliant micro-giving platform, and has twice won the Thomson-Reuters Ethical Finance award.
Earlier, Ramakant was a management consultant with Booz & Co in London, where he won client & professional excellence awards for his public sector transformation work. Prior to this, he was with the leadership cadre of the $100B Tata Group (TAS) in India, where he held roles at the Group’s venture incubator and started up India’s largest data services firm.
Ramakant holds an MBA from the London Business School, where he was a merit scholar. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in India.