About SafetiPin


Dr. Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder, SafetiPin

Dr. Kalpana Viswanath is the co-founder and CEO of Safetipin, which is a social enterprise using data and technology to support cities in their endeavour to become safer, more inclusive and smarter. Since its inception in 2013, Safetipin has worked with more than 30 cities in India and other developing countries. Safetipin collects public space data through multiple sources including the MySafetipin app, and works with governments, to use this data for better planning and maintenance of cities.

Earlier, Kalpana headed Jagori, a leading NGO working on women’s rights. She has led large projects globally, and has been a consultant for many agencies including Women in Cities International, Action Aid, Plan International, UN Women, and UN Habitat. She has published widely in journals, magazines and newspapers, and is frequently called upon as an expert on various TV channels. She is on the board of several organizations including International Centre for the Prevention of Crime in Canada and Advisory Board of Women in Cities International.


Ashish Basu, Co-Founder, SafetiPin

Mr. Ashish Basu is an entrepreneur with interests in education and mobile technologies. In addition to being co-founder at Safetipin, Ashish is Founder & CEO of Scorace – an edtech company. He is also on the advisory board of Unitus Seed Fund and Adhyayan.

Earlier, he was President, NIIT. In this capacity he led new business ventures for NIIT including providing oversight to new acquisitions and joint ventures. He set up NIITs global learning solutions business in the early nineties, providing services to many leading US and UK companies. He was a member of the board of several NIIT companies and ventures including ElementK, Evolv, NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, NIIT USA Inc, and NIIT UK. He has been a member of government task forces in elearning and curriculum development. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and IIT Mumbai.


Nagesh Singh

Nagesh Singh is Operations Manager at Safetipin. He works as a Project Manager of different applications under Safetipin. He is responsible for coordinating with various vendors and partners involved in data collection for Safetipin. He also manages quality, training, and MIS teams.

Nagesh has done MBA in Operations and loves to read blogs.


Deepak Phalswal

Deepak Phalswal is in charge of Digital Marketing and managing social media at Safetipin. He has over 2 years of experience in Digital Marketing. He enjoys working on social media and analytics. He loves to travel and is a die-hard football and cricket fan.


Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma, Human Resources Manager at SafetiPin responsible for all HR and operations related activities. Responsible for defining job positions and managing the Interview process and carrying out Induction for new team members. Also, involved in the Budgeting of various projects associated with SafetiPin.Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures. Always keen to learn new things or processes related to her field. Also assist in the Accounting related functions to update the various processes and files.


Sonali Vyas

Sonali Vyas, a Program Associate at Safetipin, works on data analysis and representation. As an architect and urban planner, she is involved in developing design and policy level recommendations for making public spaces safer for one and all. She also manages partner relationships, project campaign and documentation. She did her graduation from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur and post- graduation from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.


Karan Thakur

Karan Thakur is a Data Analyst at Safetipin. He has over 2 years of experience in this field. He likes exploring various GIS Tools.

Karan has done Bachelors in Technology from Himachal Pradesh Technical University with specialization in Electronics and Communication. He loves to travel and play cricket.


Manpreet Kaur

Manpreet Kaur is a Quality Analyst at Safetipin. She coordinates with the team members and maintains their performance sheet. Manpreet also delivers training sessions on data analysis and management.

She has done Bachelor in Arts from Delhi University with Office Management as her specialization. Currently, she is pursuing Masters in Social Work from Indira Gandhi National Open University.