July 9th, 2023
2017 Classmates Darshita Chaturvedi and Shyam Swaroop's Startup Selected for Y Combinator's Winter Cohort
US-based early-stage startup accelerator Y Combinator recently announced its Winter 2023 cohort and Atri Labs was one of the startups selected. Established in 2022, Atri was co-founded by 2017 IITKGP Civil Engineering graduates Darshita Chaturvedi and Shyam Swaroop. Of the 282 startups selected for the cohort, 12 Indian startups made the cut. The cohort received over 20,000 applications, of which 17% of companies have women as one of the founders. Atri Labs is a full-stack web development framework to build progressive web apps. It provides an application development framework using a fast API, enabling users to deploy the applications on Github, AWS, and more. Atri Labs helps Python developers create production web applications. It has around 4,000 GitHub stars and more than 15 companies in production, including Meta, Nvidia and Marqeta, which use its platform to build their internal machine learning (ML) web apps. It also enables Python developers to create internal ML web apps.
In their short careers, both Shyam and Darshita have lots to say about the positive impact of IITKGP on their journeys so far and the wonderful experiences they had on campus. Their extraordinary and multi-faceted career so far is truly an inspiration for all of us.
In an interview published on medium.com, Darshita has stated that IITKGP’s most important contribution in her life has been the realm of possibilities it opened up and the motivation it provided to set higher expectations from herself. And more importantly, it made her believe that no matter where you are from, your dreams are still valid. Darshita firmly believes in the following saying — “What separates the successful from unsuccessful are the expectations they had from their own lives''.