Mr. Snehal R Gersappa
Founder – Zlen
Mr. Snehal R Gersappa
Achiever's Success Story
Revolutionizing Social Media & Private Messenger
A seasoned entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in Marketing & Business Management across Banking and Real Estate sectors, Snehal has undertaken end-to-end execution of projects across the MMR region. He believes that businesses should be designed not only for profit but also to bring about a change in the society, to solve problems which are counter-productive to leading an enriching life.
Today, Social Media & Messenger applications have become more of a commercialized space where the core concept of sharing of social experience has gone for a toss. User’s control over their connections and privacy has been taken for granted while their life online is open for unwanted people to see. This is not only infuriating but potentially dangerous.
Enter, Zlen, the only Indian Social Media & Private Messenger app has filled the much needed gap and given back full control and privacy to users. People can connect on Zlen only through a ‘Zlen Code’ which is an entry barrier to filtering out unwanted people from one’s private life online. The biggest advantage of being on Zlen is ‘No Discoverability’, the complete anonymity afforded to the users unless they give a permission to give a person an access to their private life. No obligation to accept a request. The user simply can choose to stay connected with a select few.
Snehal believes, “The general attitude towards privacy has been negligent as our dependence on the internet grows. Each and every person must take their privacy seriously and Zlen helps you to do that.”
He along with Ashwin Datye, the co-founder and CTO and their team have worked tirelessly to deliver a world class application which empowers users to have a clean and private social & messaging experience. This is the safe space where they can segregate their private & public lives in a way that gives more balance and a fulfilling experience, without having to worry about being interrupted by bosses or work colleagues, random strangers, trolls, or even nosy relatives.
His time spent at IIM-A opened up new horizons and provided important insights into the world of entrepreneurship. The start-up culture which took off over the last decade gave him confidence and motivation to develop Zlen which is revolutionizing the way users connect & interact on social media & messenger.