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Team

Ankit Jain    LinkedIn
Founder & CEO

Background

First-time entrepreneur who loves building scalable, technology-based businesses with efficient, smart and diverse teams. Previously worked at Google and Cuil.


Education

BS EECS: UC Berkeley
MS CS & Business: UC Berkeley


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Led Search, Discovery, Storage & Infrastructure for Google Play helping developers worldwide turn their apps into businesses
  2. Built one of the first social & real time search engines at Cuil


Interests

Collecting fridge magnets from around the world, Bollywood movies, and helping non-profits.


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

Türkbükü, Turkey


Hope Armstrong    LinkedIn
Designer

Background

Passionate about creating useful products and delightful experiences on the web. Previously worked at Visa and Carnegie Mellon University.


Education

BFA: Rhode Island School of Design


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Created a product demo for PlaySpan/Visa which showed off features, such as localized payments, language/currency translations, and virtual goods monetization.
  2. Learning how to design and develop for the web as it continues to evolve.


Interests

Hanging out with my cats, drawing, and supporting animal rights.


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

Anywhere warm with a pool and fast internet.


Deepti Chafekar    LinkedIn
Head of Data Science

Background

Software engineer excited by conducting data driven research which leads to algorithmic and systems solutions to hard problems. Previously worked at Microsoft and Nokia Research.


Education

BE ECE: University of Mumbai
MS CS: University of Georgia
Ph.D.: CS Virginia Tech


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Recepient of Best Doctoral Student award at Virginia Tech.
  2. Built first set of location-based services for emerging market on feature-limited phones.


Interests

Dancing, reading, traveling, sports junkie


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

Maui, Hawaii


Ayush Kumar    LinkedIn
Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Background

Software infrastructure and database engineer deeply interested in programming languages and patterns. Previously worked at eBay.


Education

BS EECS: UC Berkeley


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Built Retail Promo Platform powering deals/fashion at eBay.
  2. Web services powering 100M+ hits a day


Interests

Games, gadgets, and awful movies so bad they're good.


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

All you can eat resorts.


Philip Lin    LinkedIn
Software Engineer, Full-Stack

Background

Software Engineer prepared to tackle any problem. Previously worked at Academia Sinica.


Education

BS CS: Cornell University


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Created a 3D simulation with first person navigation.
  2. Responsible for transforming Quettra's analytic tools toward AngularJS.


Interests

Singing, computer games, and eating food.


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

The Moon


Sanjaya Wijeratne    LinkedIn
Founding Engineer

Background

Developer who finds inner peace and happiness in solving problems, building systems, and improving processes. Has an eagerness for learning and using the latest technologies. Previously worked at Altera, Tibco, and IBM.


Education

BS CS & CE: University of Arizona
MS ECE: University of Arizona


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Designed and Built complete stack for desktop ATE Systems at Altera.
  2. Built electrical characterization systems collecting billions of data points.
  3. Built Snapchat from scratch as a learning exercise at Quettra.


Interests

Thrive to be happy all the time, contributing to making the world better place, and gadgets/tools of any kind


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

Any remote place on planet Earth


Bernard Yue    LinkedIn
Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Background

An engineer and technologist who likes to build things that last. Specialized in system scalability and testability, he loves to use the latest technology only when it helps solve the problem at hand. Previously worked at GlobalLogic and Ampush.


Education

B.Eng CE: University of Surrey


Professional Accomplishments

  1. Lead the teams for SAP Cloud Platform service development (JPAAS and BizWeb).
  2. Timeout socket for Python (Python 2.3 Release).


Interests

Democracy and human rights.


Comprised of:



Favorite Vacation Destination

Tokyo and any city that serves good food


And you?Job Openings

Advisors

Arjun Sethi

Arjun Sethi
  • Senior Director of Product Management @ Yahoo
  • Co-Founder and CEO @ Littleinc
  • CPO Tapjoy
  • CEO Lolapps

Eswar Priyadarshan

Eswar Priyadarshan
  • Senior Director, iAd Product Management, Apple
  • CTO/Co-Founder, Quattro Wireless (acq. by Apple)

Gokul Rajaram

Gokul Rajaram
  • Product Engineering Lead, Square
  • Products Director, Ads at Facebook
  • CEO Chai Labs (acq. by Facebook)
  • Father of Google AdSense

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah
  • Founder @ Stealth
  • Co-Founder and CEO @ KissMetrics
  • Co-Founder @ Crazy Egg, Inc.

Investors

CrunchFundGoogle VenturesHorizons VenturesSungy Mobile LimitedSV Angel

Amitt Mahajan

Amitt Mahajan
  • Founder & CEO, Red Hot Labs
  • Director of Engineering, Zynga (Co-Creator of Farmville)
  • Co-founder and CTO, MyMiniLife (acq. by Zynga)

Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha
  • Director of Engineering, Android

Anna Patterson

Anna Patterson
  • Vice President of Engineering, Google
  • Co-founder and President, Cuil

Carol Sands

Carol Sands
  • Founder of The Angels' Forum
  • Managing General Partner of The Halo Funds

Greg Badros

Greg Badros
  • Vice President of Engineering and Products at Facebook
  • Senior Director of Engineering, Google

And others