Who are we?

An organisation is its people. And nowhere is it more true than with services organisations.

The senior management of starcom has a cumulative total of more than fifty years of experience in the field of information technology, most of it specifically with Unix and Linux servers, TCP/IP networking, relational database systems and the Internet.

starcom has recently received venture funding through TDA Capital Partners, Inc., a US-based venture fund, and Edelweiss Capital Limited, a noted Indian fund.

starcom has a Memorandum of Understanding with Mahindra British Telecom Limited (MBT), a software services organisation which is a joint venture between the Mahindra business group of India and British Telecom. MBT has over 2,500 employees at present. Our MoU covers joint business generation and project execution in our areas of expertise.

Shuvam Misra founded starcom. He has B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Mumbai. Shuvam has been working in the area of information technology since 1988, including a year at Citicorp Overseas Software Limited, a Citigroup subsidiary, and four years working on Unix kernel source for porting to UMA and NUMA multiprocessor hardware. He headed the technical team that built IndiaWorld, India's first Web portal and the first Indian site to implement Cybercash-based billing in 1995.

In 1996, Shuvam founded a firm providing technical services in areas related to Internet technology. starcom was incorporated in February 2000 to carry the same skill set forward, with most of the original team that worked with Shuvam since 1996.

Shuvam is a CISA (Certified IS Auditor), a certification provided by the worldwide body of IS auditors, the IS Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Kishan Parekh has a bachelor's degree in engineering, and more than five years of experience in Web application development and Internet server infrastructure setup and management. Kishan has worked with Shuvam from 1994, when both of them were working on IndiaWorld. In 1996, Kishan joined Shuvam's technical services firm which has become starcom today. He has exemplary expertise in Perl and Unix, and is a key technical resource in starcom. He works in project execution, technical strategy issues, and the skill-building of his juniors.

Kishan is a CISA (Certified IS Auditor), a certification provided by the worldwide body of IS auditors, the IS Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

The name of Starcom Software Pvt Ltd has been changed to Merce Technologies Pvt Ltd, through the Ministry of Companies, Government of India, vide notification dated 22 Nov 2007. This Website is now defunct and maintained purely for placeholder reasons. The new company Website is

In the last few years, the company has grown and changed dramatically. But our core values and culture, our Board of Directors and top management have remained the same.


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