ABOUT Saavor

Saavor is a vertically integrated SaaS platform that provides enterprise solutions for campus dining operations and catering vendors at academic institutions. Our fully integrated, full stack solution automates kitchen operations, improves inventory management, and streamlines POS transactions for students and staff, resulting in greater synergy, management and reduced overhead expenses.

OUR Story

While studying for her MBA, Poonam Vasantha Kumar got hungry for a home-cooked meal, one that would take her taste buds back home. As Co-Founder and CEO of Saavor, she initially created a marketplace solution to connect home-based chefs to consumers in their area via a mobile app intended to help satisfy these meal cravings. But when the pandemic hit in 2020 and she started using her network to deliver meal boxes to frontline healthcare workers at hospitals in New York City, she uncovered gaps and opportunities in the food service industry that needed to be addressed, causing her to shift thinking to a different business model. Through the meal box program with hospitals, she noticed challenges in managing dining operations and connecting them to a myriad of discounts and rewards in a seamless way. With the help of her aunt, Dr. Suneetha Thota, Poonam started to bring her idea to life and focused on the universe of academic institutions, an industry that suffers from many of the problems that Saavor now addresses.


OUR Team


Poonam Vasantha Kumar


She is a software engineer who completed her MBA and MIS. She has played a key role in software development, design, and fundraising efforts. She has been involved in the company full-time from its inception.


Byron Sinor


He offers more than 20 years of IT experience since working for well-known corporations as a lead engineer. He is involved in ensuring that the product operates smoothly and efficiently. He also mentors the entire tech team and introduces proven IT practices and new technologies to us to make our product more reliable and cost effective.


Dr. Suneetha Thota


She is a visionary MD who brings in real-world experience. She was involved in catering business in India as an investor and advisor. She adds considerable expertise, guidance, and experience to Saavor.


Dr. Arun Narayanasamy


He is currently a finance and real estate professor at the University of Northern Iowa. He has a PhD in finance and real estate as well as a background in computer science engineering and economics. He currently serves in an advisory role to several start-up companies. He has played a vital role in Saavor from the onset, providing key strategic and operational advice throughout our journey.


Shelly Lipton


He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of marketing and business development experience. He is actively serving as an advisor to technology start-ups. He served as interim CMO and advisor for Roomi. He assists the team with marketing, operations, and strategic partnerships.


Jay Jayamohan


He is a serial entrepreneur with two very successful exits in the past. He is a leading expert in disruptive innovation, design thinking, and strategic management. Currently he is an adjunct faculty at George Mason and also the Executive Director for the Center for Innovation Hub at Harrisburg University.


Eray Guven


He is the first external angel investor in the firm. Currently he serves as the head of the Credit Risk Underwriting Division of Barclays Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance and banking.