Growing up, Nupur Goenka, Executive Director, Tally Solutions wanted to be a journalist or author. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston near Chicago, which is among the top journalism colleges in the US. However, being an exploratory person by nature, she took classes in everything from Psychology, Math, Astrophysics, Economics, Computer Science, and Biology. What really piqued her interest was when she took her first neuroscience course.
“I was the only one in my class who wasn’t pursuing a PhD but I found the subject fascinating and wound up getting a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. When I returned to India, however, I was drawn to the huge opportunity in the product and technology space and dived deep into that instead,” she says.
After Nupur graduated, she co-founded Clustr, a Big Data company in partnership with Tally. “The biggest thing that drew me to be a part of the Clustr and the Tally journey was the potential and challenge to create and sustain an impact that I could not have imagined otherwise with technology. It provided a very unique opportunity to design and build technology for businesses and entrepreneurs that were growing and needed to automate for various reasons and therefore, required to work on the simplest possible solution,” she adds.
Today, Nupur guides corporate finance, corporate information systems, and cloud operations in the company besides being the Managing Director and Co-founder of Clustr, a Big Data and analytics subsidiary of Tally Solutions.