Founder Bios

CEO / Co-Founder – Soubhagya Sahoo

An innovation-hungry inventor as well as persuasive authority on sales process with a solid educational background, and management experience obtained at world-leading companies such as Nvidia and HUL, Unilever. He’s held the World rank 9, and India Rank 1 in Sciences during college days at IIT Kharagpur, and believes in working hard 15 hours a day, consistency, process and product innovation and customer centricity. His communication style and expertise make him a clear favorite on campus talks

Soubhagya’s Invention and INR 18 Crores-worth deployment of Shakti Distribution Management System across 60,000 Shakti Ammas in Indian rural markets, while at HUL, was covered in most India dailies when Unilever CEO Paul Polman visited India and saw this Big Bet initiative and results:

The program was so successful that a similar program was initiated in Sri Lanka coincidentally after his name, and so far 2000 “Saubhagya” entrepreneurs have shifted to the DMS way of working:

COO / Co-Founder – Sapna Patel

An action-hungry startup leader with past Business Development leadership experience in Google and IIT-Powai startup InOpen, where she single-handedly closed challenging deals for InOpen with Mumbai’s leading schools during her tenure. She organized the first and only Google EdTech conference in India through her persuasiveness and confidence. The founders know each other from school days as they belonged to the same city, and have been collaborating and contributing to each others’ career paths over the years.

Rohit Agarwal / Manager, Worldwide Sales

Omkar Pimple

Gayatri Dixit

Kapil Modi

Kapil Modi is a Senior Associate with The Carlyle Group advising on growth capital opportunities across various sectors in India.  He is based in Mumbai. 

He has been with Carlyle since 2008 and has been involved in various investments such as Tirumala Milk Products, Visen Industries, Value & Budget Housing Corporation, South Indian Bank and Infotech Enterprises. 

Kapil received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was awarded the Gold Medal for academic excellence at IIM Ahmedabad. He received Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kharagpur. He was awarded Silver Medal for first rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Gray Routes is privately held and funded. For investment inquiries, contact

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