Small team, big dreams!

We are a small team of software engineers and event organizers. Our engineers love working with the latest innovative technologies and those of us who have been event organizers, have put on events ranging from intimate concerts and classes to large festivals and business conferences.

Our team is currently working from home from seven different locations across USA and India. Other than our usual work meetings, we have also been meeting virtually for “Fun Fridays” where we take turns to run a virtual event. Topics have ranged from Korean pop quiz to a class on Objective Reality. It's a lot of fun but we can’t wait to get back to the office to do them in person, and hybrid!


Nivi Padhy

Co-Founder & CEO

Nivi drives the vision at Tikkl and enjoys being involved in anything and everything that impacts our users. She brings to Tikkl a passion for engaging with customers from her thirty years of experience in engineering, support, and marketing at enterprise software companies such as Computer Associates, Ingres, Informix, and Infosys. Nivi cares deeply about STEM education for children and served on the Board of Directors for the Youth Science Institute. Nivi holds a B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

Nivi has co-organized a variety of professional and cultural events including SCU Women in Business Conference and Cupertino's Lunar New Year Unity Parade. When not working on Tikkl, Nivi enjoys action movies, math puzzles, sushi, and catching up with friends.

Mano Puthukudy

Co-Founder & CTO

Mano is responsible for Tikkl’s overall product architecture and implementation. He has over thirty years of experience in architecting and developing a variety of leading-edge technologies at companies such as ManyStreams, ShoreTel, Kineto Wireless, WindRiver, Mentor Graphics, Informix, and ICL/Fujitsu. Mano has also been involved in teaching and mentoring young engineers and students. He is an Engineering Technology graduate from BITS Pilani, India.

Mano enjoys reading nonfiction works and the novels of Haruki Murakami. He is also a fan of Akira Kurosawa and Stanley Kubrick films. When Mano takes a break during long builds, he usually turns to watching English Premier League or Sumo wrestling.