Venkat Terugu

Venkat Terugu


Personal Profile

I am thankful to many wonderful people who contributed to my career, who laid a path to who I am.

I enjoy creating value at the intersection of markets, technology, and startups. Designing a business model to solve hard problems at scale. Problem -opportunity- potential estimation, idea, validation, MVP and then to reality in terms of latest technology, value modeling, product, GTM, customer success, growth, and sustainability. The journey needs different ingredients and adaptation skills for each stage, various startup opportunities nourished me with those subtle abilities.

I enjoy building technology systems whether it is a hardware or software. Started with assembly language for Motorola 8-bit microcontroller, then to 8031, MSP430, DSPs, ARM platforms using various IDEs and C compilers in the environment of RTOS, LINUX or bare-metal. Later enjoyed application programming and deploying web applications & mobile apps followed by complex full stack systems. I enjoy building stuffy in interest of creating wealth and sustainable ecosystem.

Built India's first digital energy meters for various Indian state electricity boards -Y2K. Gave professional consultation to Japan's semiconductor companies to build next gen processors, and led the team for various achievements-2005. Enjoyed building home and industrial robots, wireless control units at iRobot -2008. Led the team to build complex wireless fire protection systems - 2010. Launched 1st startup - wearables and IOT -2012. Architected and delivered multiple India's 1st NFC, EMV, PCI-PTS mPOS fintech systems -2016. Building business digitization full stack web platform - Brandwise - 2020

I believe the journey is all about a clear vision, ethical strategy, empowered execution, and hacked growth. By knowing the fact, that - none of these makes sense without the vehicle of a joy! :)


Founder at Ciphercode

April 2018 - Present

Ciphercode - A digitization SaaS platform for smart businesses.

Principal Architect at Ezetap

April 2013 - April 2018

Ezetap - India's first fintech stack

Project Leader at Honeywell

October 2009 - Apr 2012

Honeywell Tech. Solutions - Industry leader in Building automation.

Software Analyst at iRobot

October 2006 - Dec 2009

iRobot - Consumer, G&I Robots.

Project Leader at L&T EmSyS

Apr 2004 - Oct 2006

L&T EmSyS - Embedded Systems & Software

Member R&D at Havells & Signion Systems

May 1999 - Apr 2004

Smart energy meters(Dukearnics) & Digital Signal Processing.

Key Skills

  • Embedded Sys.
  • Hardware-IOT
  • Full Stack
  • Mobile Apps
  • Web Apps
  • Blockchain
  • ML & AI
  • Cyber Security
  • Architecture
  • Products
  • Compliance
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Influence
  • Stretagy
  • Growth
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship




Manipal Institute of Technology, INDIA


In Embedded Systems and Software

Institute of Electronics & Telicommunications Engineers(IETE), INDIA

Engineering Graduation

In Electronics and communication Engg.

Govt. Institute Of Electronics, Secunderabad, INDIA

Spl Diploma

In Electronics & TV Engineering




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