Co-Founder and CEO, Hedgehog lab



Amusing though it is to those who know him, Sarat was once set to become a brain surgeon. Then he found computers – and discovered his true passion.

After moving from India to the UK to study software engineering, he worked as a developer for several years before setting up his own company with fellow developer Mark Forster. Since then, hedgehog lab has gone from strength to strength, with the business now ranked #1 globally for mobile & web app development by independent analysts Clutch.

The business, which has raised £2m of investment from Private Equity investors, was ranked #9 in GP Bullhound Fastest Growing Northern Tech businesses and in the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing European businesses. It was also named a Great Place to Work in the UK. Sarat, who remains passionate about all things digital, is clear on his ambition: to make hedgehog lab the world’s biggest and best digital product consultancy.

Region: Yorkshire, Humberside and North East England