About Us

Lapis News is on a mission to make people smile. Harnessing the power of good news, cute animal videos (sorry, but dogs > cats), and extremely punny jokes, we want to make the day of every one of our users better! Especially during a time like this, with political disagreements turning violent, COVID-19 death tolls becoming exponential, and economies crashing, our world is flooded with negativity. Although it may not seem like it, the world is still making several small wins everyday, and even though it doesn’t make the headlines, it may just bring a smile to someone’s face. If you end up downloading Lapis News, we hope you enjoy using it as much as we did making it!

Meet the Founders

Saurav Kumar

Hey! My name is Saurav, and I’m a super passionate entrepreneur. I am the founder, CEO, and developer of Lapis News. In my free time, I enjoy programming, catching up on the latest Disney+ Marvel show, and learning about space.

My Website

Amisha Kumar

Hey! My name is Amisha Kumar and I am a junior at Case Western Reserve University pursuing a B.A. in Chemical Biology and Masters of Public Health. I am a cofounder, director of design, and developer for Lapis News. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, going on hikes and spending time with family.

My LinkedIn


Jason Cappelloni

Hey! My name is Jason and I am passionate about politics and positivity. I am the COO of Lapis News and help with managing and marketing the app. In my free time, I like to watch football and basketball as well as debate with my friends about United States foreign policy.

Rushil Jayant

Hey! I’m Rushil, and I am passionate about using Artificial Intelligence to move the world forward. I am the CAIO (Chief AI Officer) of Lapis News and manage the evolution of AI sentiment analysis algorithms to improve Lapis News. In my free time, I love watching YouTube and playing .io games on the web.

Nihaar Charagulla

Hey! I'm Nihaar, the CMO of Lapis News. I love walking my dog, playing video games, and playing sports. You can definitely have a long conversation with me about basketball, football, or video games. I am an avid Speech and Debater, and so I have a lot of knowledge of domestic and foreign policy that I'm always down to talk about.

Nitin Jaladanki

Hey! My name is Nitin Jaladanki, the VP of Operations at Lapis News. I love riding my bike, running, and teaching entrepreneurship to students. In my free time, you can find me playing cricket outside or practicing for DECA competitions. With a world filled with so much negativity, I hope Lapis News evolves into a source for pure positivity!

Rohit Vakkalagadda

Hey! My name is Rohit, a marketing analytics intern at Lapis News. I love playing video games, playing frisbee, and singing. In my free time, I watch cricket, tennis, or football, and I am an active speech and debater as well.

Gyan Bhambhani

Hey! My name is Gyan and I am a passionate entrepreneur. I am the Director of Sales Marketing at Lapis News. In my free time I like to play music, geek over fast cars (I love McLaren’s), and explore new ways to make money and innovate.



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