Category Archives: Behind the Code

Behind The Code with Smriti and the Hottest Indian Startups

Our Behind the Code series showcases some of the stars from the Truecaller team. This week we talk to Smriti, our Developer Outreach Manager based in Bangalore. The Truecaller for Developers team has created lasting relationships with Indian startups, big and small. With a focus on helping provide verification services, they’ve worked with leading companies like Meesho, Rapido and Bigbasket also. Here’s her story:

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Women in Tech: Enabling Strong Female Voices

The tech industry is notorious for a lack of gender diversity. This can be especially apparent when looking at engineering roles. As Truecaller is strongly engineering driven, this makes the goal of improving gender diversity that much more important – women often struggle for visibility within an industry that has mostly male voices. 

We are strongly committed to working towards a better representation of women within the organisation. Also, we think a vital part of that is showcasing women and providing a voice for women within our organisation. So, we had a chat with Milu Raju, a Backend Engineer working in Bangalore within the Fintech department at Truecaller. 

Read on to find out more about working as an engineer from her perspective. 

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How India Found Truecaller

The year was 2009 when Truecaller was started in Stockholm, Sweden by two engineering students. Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam created an app to help themselves discover who was calling them. What would later become one of the most famous communication apps in the world, Truecaller spread like wildfire simply through word of mouth – and ended up going viral across the drastically different cultural landscapes of India. 

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