A mission to enrich livelihoods

Bandhu is on a mission to transform the unorganized labor sector in emerging markets like India, and to bring greater transparency and data driven analytics to the ecosystem - enriching the livelihoods of millions of low-income workers in the process.

Why bandhu?

World class engineering backed by strong domain expertise and a passionate team

We've been working in the problem space ....

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Big Data

Domain experts in data science and machine learning from MIT

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Field Expertise

A strong field presence to best serve and listen to our users

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Intuitive Design

Careful attention to the needs of our users through clean and intuitive app design

Meet the Team

Bandhu was initiated by a team of graduate students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with the support of MIT's robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our team has expertise in urbanism, real estate, mega-infrastructure, planning and policy, emerging markets, international development, social program implementation, data science, computer science and artificial intelligence.

Co-Owner John Doe

Rushil Palavajjhala

Real Estate Finance & Tech | Urban Development

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Owner Jane Doe

Jacob Kohn

Data Science | Urban Analytics

Co-Founder & COO



In a first of its kind, Bandhu connects employers with blue collar workers and helps them finds jobs and housing.


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