Apurva Shah, Co-Founder
While growing up in Bombay, Apurva's primary source of stories was the "Warden Circulation Library" - think corner grocery store meets Blockbuster for comics, adventure books and romance novels. From Astrix to Spiderman and Archies to Amar Chitrakathas, endless, musty afternoons were spent on magical flights to distant adventures. The images and words of the comics provided just the needed spark to fire the imagination!
Apurva started programming for the iPad since it first came out in April '10. Pretty much from the get go, he realized that the tablet would change the way we think about stories. What if we could blur the line between movies, games and comics? What if narratives could include gestures that propel the story forward and make the reader an active participant? These and myriad similar questions led to many sleepless nights and the birth of the Flik platform.
Earlier Apurva worked as a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios and Dreamworks. His films credits include Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Antz and Cars2. He has taught at the Academy of Arts College and the Art Institute of San Francisco. He served on the Visual Effects Society board for the Bay Area and holds several patents related to animation technology.