Vineet Thanedar

I’m the Founder of ekCoffee, a group socials platform for singles who want an alternative to dating apps. In the past, I led platform engineering at CrunchBase and the development team at TechCrunch, and worked on NOC software at Qualcomm.

I’m a proponent of side projects and have had one at any given time in the past decade. In doing so, I’ve also built (and sometimes launched) an SMS-based classifieds service, a carpooling service in the early web 2.0 days, and a Chrome email extension that held promise in solving my email woes. My current startup is the result of one such side project.

I enjoy building early-stage teams and launching and growing products from the ground up.

I love classic motorcycles and the cafe racer styling and own and ride a Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Military and a modified 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 cafe racer.

I’m most active on Twitter. Follow me @vinthanedar. You can also reach me on email

From time to time, I post my thoughts here.

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