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We build great digital products and systematically drive growth

To make affordable mobile communications available to every human on earth.

LotusFlare was founded in 2014 by former executives from Facebook.

We are a passionate team of ex-Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Ericsson engineering and product leaders with proven experience in building large software products and scaling infrastructure to millions of users.

Our Mission

To build a new infrastructure stack for enterprises
using modern software and services.

Bringing Our Mission to Life

Through People

Our team consists of talented engineering and digital product leaders with proven experience in building software and scaling infrastructure from companies like Facebook, Twitter and Apple.

Through People
Through Product
Through Product

An award-winning product portfolio designed to help clients leapfrog ahead of the status quo. A Converged Charging System, Unified Product Catalog, Reward/Referrals, eSIM Cloud built from the ground up. Our full-stack capabilities include: UX/UI design, mobile apps, web, server, database, middleware, APIs, cloud infrastructure and an OTT growth playbook.

Our DNA is the Internet world

We bring the software development capability, the mindset and proven experience to create winning digital experiences.

Our DNA is the Internet world

Our headquarters and technology development center are in Silicon Valley, and we have operations across Asia, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

We are backed by marquee investors who share our vision for how enterprises and Telecom Operators need to adapt to the digital age.

CUSTOMERS

WE ARE BACKED BY

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Sam Gadodia
Sam Gadodia
Co-founder and CEO

Sam was previously a member of the Growth team at Facebook and responsible for growing the user base both in developed and developing markets. Before Facebook, he was COO at Telesign Corp, where he led international expansion. Sam earned his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction and has multiple engineering degrees.

Terry Guo
Terry Guo
Co-founder and VP of Product

Terry was Principal Product Manager at Facebook for five years and led multiple important product initiatives. He also spent eight years at Microsoft at various engineering and product leadership roles. Terry earned his graduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree form the University of Waterloo.

Shao Xia
Shao Xia
Co-founder and VP of Engineering

Prior to LotusFlare, Shao was on the engineering team in the Games Platform group at Facebook for two years and helped drive the growth of gaming on the platform. Before Facebook, Shao spent ten years at Microsoft working in the Xbox product group. Shao earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Chamath Palihapitiya
Chamath Palihapitiya
Chairman

Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner at SocialCapital, a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund which invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software. Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the first VP of Growth at Facebook.

Roy Chestnutt
Roy Chestnutt
Member of the Board

Between 2013 and 2017, Roy Chestnutt was Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications, the largest carrier in the US. He also served as Chairman of the Chief Strategy Officer Group of the GSMA, and held executive roles at Motorola Networks, Sprint-Nextel, Grande Communications and Rio Holdings. Roy is a board member of Telstra and Saudi Telecommunications Company.

Awards and recognition

LotusFlare wins the Outstanding Digital Component Vendor Award, 2020
Event has been held annually for 16 years to recognize outstanding global tech companies. In our first submission ever LotusFlare won the award for Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor 2019-specifically for our DNO platform.
LotusFlare wins the Outstanding Digital Enablement Provider Award 2019
“Awarded to the next-generation OSS/BSS/analytics/digital commerce systems vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud and employees happy.” The Leading Lights Awards are awarded by LightReading, a leading telecommunications publication.
GSMA 100
The award was voted on by 40+ leading telecom operators and investors, showcasing the world’s most promising companies building the next generation of connectivity and digital services.