Meet the Indian who’s fuelling Asia’s online video consumption

Nickhil Jakatdar is a successful entrepreneur who probably none of us know about while he’s partly responsible for the ease in which we watch the online OTT (over-the-top) content on our smartphones. Jakatdar, based in Silicon Valley is the founder of Vuclip, which launched its premium OTT video service, Viu in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Middle East and Thailand, recently.

Nickhil was born and raised in Pune, Maharashtra and went to the U.S. for his PhD at Berkeley. A complete tech- enthusiast Nickhil has over 40 patents from his work at Timbre Technologies and was responsible for developing an industry standard in the field of Scatterometry.

“Technology is at the core of everything that we do, which helps us to provide the best of content experience to our consumer,” says Nickhil who described how their path-breaking technological solutions are used by leading online content players.