Prukalpa Sankar-Co-founder, SocialCops

Prukalpa Sankar co-founded SocialCops ( in 2013 when she was just 21. Since then, SocialCops has partnered with over 150 organizations across 7+ countries to confront the world’s most critical problems with data.

 One of India’s fastest growing startups, SocialCops was featured on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 and Fortune India 40 Under 40 lists two years in a row, and was recognised to meet Prime Minister Modi as one of India’s top 10 startups by NASSCOM.

SocialCops is a data intelligence company. It was founded because, even in today’s data-driven world, no algorithm tells mayors the most optimised allocation of city budgets, no tool tells a ministry how to optimise medicine supply chains based on disease outbreak data, and no data set tells us whether girl toilets in schools are actually functional. SocialCops partners with leading governments, philanthropies, corporations, and nonprofits to help them make their toughest decisions easier, faster, and more effective.

SocialCops’ platform brings the entire decision-making process to a single place, from collecting primary data and accessing secondary data to merging internal data and visualising all the data via intuitive, beautiful dashboards. The platform is optimised to take on the toughest data challenges in the developing world, such as inconsistent geographic boundaries, poor internet connectivity, and poor data storage and structures.

This decision-making platform is used by mayors to decide budget allocations, by philanthropic organisations to decide strategic investments, by governments to decide sanitation interventions, by nonprofits to decide on disaster relief measures, and more.

SocialCops is proud to partner with some of the world’s leading organisations. Their partners include all levels of government, including the Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Malaysia Police Force, Government of Guatemala, Ministry of Rural Development, and the state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharasthra. SocialCops also partners with major nonprofits and philanthropic foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trusts, UNICEF, Oxfam India, Swades Foundation, Goonj, and Deepalaya, as well as large corporates like Unilever and BASF. SocialCops is also proud to partner with investors Rajan Anandan (MD, Google India), Manoj Menon (MD, Frost & Sullivan), and 500 Startups.

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