Mayura Dolas is the Co-Founder and Director – Business Development of Driya Interactive, a technology startup that creates products using Natural Interaction technologies like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision, Multi-Touch, Speech Recognition, etc. Since the time of its inception, Driya has designed some unique platforms which amalgamate the physical world with the digital world. Their products are being increasingly used in sectors like hospitality, construction, media and event management.
When Mayura Dolas and her business partner Mandar Kulkarni finished college, both were brimming with ideas. They were among the 53 people across India who were honoured as ‘Microsoft Rockstars’, in the field of kinect sensors. These young technology junkies had a vision for entrepreneurship right from the start.
Mayura was born in a family of schoolteachers. She finished her education in Pune. Due to her father’s untimely death, Mayura always wanted to share responsibilities with her mother who was striding through thick and thins of life. After working with Cognition InfoTech for 1.5 years, Mayura decided to follow her passion into the field of futuristic technologies.
Driya has successfully designed a virtual reality super-over game to be installed during the IPL event. They have also designed interactive applications, which provide customers a near-reality experience, for a host of companies including Nestle, IPL, Reliance Trends, etc.
Driya has worked in the international market, having customers & partners in Abu Dhabi, UAE, China, Sri Lanka & Indonesia. Mayura compliments her technological expertise in handling the business development aspects of the startup. She believes that business is about forming relationships, not hunting opportunities.
The light years ahead
Mayura and her partner plan to foray into educational tools. They want to design tools which will give students a touch of reality and thus help fire their imaginations. Networked & collaborative tools such as Interactive Sandbox and Multi-Touch Interactive applications are some of the products which will propel Driya in times to come.