WorkSpan is the brainchild of Mayank, Amit & Milind. Mayank and Amit went to undergraduate school together at IIT Bombay (1995–1999), and then they took similar but different career paths. Mayank went to Stanford for his Ph.D. and Amit to Berkeley for further studies.

Upon graduation, Mayank ventured into creating a company from scratch (Aster Data in 2004), and Amit went to work at a $100B company (SAP in 2004). And that is where Mayank met Milind, who lead the engineering team at Aster Data