Sri is a driven entrepreneur and has built market-leading products that are in use by over 10 million people every day. She has built successful products for varied markets including a secure co-processor now on every Intel motherboard, the #1 SSL VPN, the most used identity management product, and the next generation talent management products. Sri has worked in companies of all sizes from under 10 people to over 100,000.

At the same time that Sri was building products for top talent development, she saw how complex it was for her cousin to apply to college. She realized that high school students in the college admissions process face similar challenges as rising professionals, but students today lack any systematic coaching. With Volv, Sri hopes to reach students at one of the first crucial junctures of their lives — when they are applying to college.


Akila is a technologist, with over 15 years of experience in software development. She has developed industry-leading applications/services: middleware authorization (business layer, UI/UX), online file sharing (data-model, business layer), and cloud-based access control (MVC, UI/UX). She pioneered consumer style UI for enterprise applications (in use at over 10,000 installations today).

Akila is deeply dedicated to improving the lives of young students, and she has volunteered and taught for many years as a language teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. For Akila, the ability to bring together her love of technology and young students is both satisfying and powerful. Through Volv, she hopes to help students realize their strengths and shape their future.