Venky Yerrapotu

Founder and CEO​

Venky has a wide breadth of experience in the GRC domain, having deployed more than 400+ Risk and Compliance solutions globally. He has worn multiple hats during his 20+ year career, including engineering, professional services, and support, with customer success being the corner-stone. He has worked at startups to large enterprises and is passionate about entrepreneurship. Venky has an Undergraduate Degree in Production Engineering from Osmania University and a Graduate Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University.​

Supra Appikonda

Co-Founder and COO

Supra is a business leader with over two decades of proven track record in leading large-scale software implementations, service excellence and strategic partner alliance. He has worked extensively with the world’s best Professional Services and Consulting brands to delivery high value solutions for customers. He is passionate about Product Development, Solution Design and has designed several resilient solutions leveraging data and analytics for Fortune 500 clients.

Patrick Lin


Patrick is a hands-on technology leader with 20+ years’ experience in delivering innovative solutions to the enterprise market. He is skilled at bootstrapping startups, implementing emerging technologies, leading distributed teams, formulating go-to-market strategies and connecting the dots between business vision and practical enterprise solutions. His vast career includes startups in various domains, namely, Cloud Security, Big Data Analytics, Mobile Applications, eCommerce, SEO and ad management, Supply Chain etc. Patrick earned an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from University of Southern California.​​

Susan Palm

Chief Revenue Officer

Susan is the epitome of a customer advocate, and she has the first-hand experience to understand the needs of the customer and translate those requirements into innovation solutions. As an executive and advisor at several Fortune 100 companies and B2B SaaS startups, she has 30+ years leading teams focused on Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, InfoSec, Risk Management, Sales, and Customer Success.  She has successfully defended Compliance programs to the OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC, and leveraged this experience to help shape GRC products. Ms. Palm led both sales and customer success teams, earning recognition for exceeding goals and retaining customers. Susan also serves as an Executive Advisor for PeopleShores and Data Safeguard. She received her B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University, and graduated from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’ Executive Management Program.

Venkat Pappu

Chief Data Scientist

Venkat has 12+ years of experience in the areas of Machine Learning and Software Engineering. He is skilled at building scalable Machine Learning solutons across various domains - Security, Enterprise Collaboration, Knowledge Discovery. Venkat has built and mentored AI teams in multiple organizations - Early stage startups, established product and services organizations. His research interests include - Unsupervised learning, Meta learning and graph algorithms and their applications in the field text understanding. He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.


“Help our customers protect their brand and strengthen revenues by accelerating enhanced decision making around an ever-evolving risk and compliance landscape”​

In 2020, the team battle-hardened by 100+years of collective GRC experience and a passion for solving the “unstructured data” problem trained neural networks and used advance AI techniques to encapsulate the intent of regulations into mathematical structures called vectors. These vectors are now being used to emulate human intelligence and augment the human effort at scale to perform activities like regulatory research, automate impact assessments, and mitigate the design weakness of your compliance and risk documentation. We are a data-intelligence platform company on a mission to reduce your cost of compliance and decrease the risk of non-compliance. Our AI-powered solutions augment your human-capital to identify, mitigate, and convert risks into opportunities.

External Factors

80% of risk and compliance data is estimated to be unstructured.  This data is constantly changing

Internal Factors

Throwing more resources at the unstructured data and creating workflow solutions has not worked.

Our Approach

Connecting regulatory and business environment !! Lower the burden of discovery and analysis on your compliance teams.

  • Enable your 1st line-of-defense to find answers to day-to-day operational issues in real-time.
  • Convert regulatory text and internal findings into business obligations.
  • Create traceability across your external requirements, obligations, policies, procedures, controls and risks.
  • Proactively scan regulatory and internal landscape for changes.
  • Automate your impact assessment process to light-speed and at the same time improve your accuracy.

Our People is a start-up of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. Every voice, every perspective matter. Here you get an opportunity to work with individuals from unique backgrounds on experience that are equally diverse.

Our team comprises the finest minds in Compliance, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Big data, Cloud Security, and Customer Experience. Our team represents diverse backgrounds but holds a common spirit of optimism and on a mission to protect your brand value and strengthen revenues. is made up of talented individuals who share a passion for achieving the best in everything they do. colleagues have re-defined excellence benchmarks in terms of taking ownership of a problem, driving with passion, and spreading a contagious motivation within the workspace. Each individual is a face and a representative of the amazing individual we serve.

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Venky Yerrapotu

Founder and CEO​

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Supra Appikonda

Co-Founder and COO

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Susan Palm

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

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Our Values

Our Core values rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, and community to help guide us as we build the company together. The following core values and beliefs define what’s important to us at

Focus on customer experience

We firmly believe that a legendary customer experience will not happen by accident; it will only happen by design. At 4CRisk, technology, data, UX, and products have all been conceived with a customer-centric approach. ​

AI is a tool, not a solution

AI is just another technology; it’s merely a tool to solve the “risk and compliance” problem. We believe in leveraging superior technology to address the client’s business needs, solve problems and meet enterprise goals.​

Culture precedes aptitude

It’s the attitude, not just the aptitude, that will determine our success. We have consciously built a team of diverse, empathetic, civic-minded and well-trained professionals from various spheres of life.

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