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Pooj Preena

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Entrepreneur in Residence, SRI International. Previously Skype (v1), Dropbox, Betaworks, OMGPOP.

Entrepreneur in Residence, SRI International. Previously Skype (v1), Dropbox, Betaworks, OMGPOP.

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4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

betaworks
SRI International
area17
betaworks

Advisor

Booktrack
Object Matrix
MessageMe
Tikona Digital Networks
Booktrack
betaworks
Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd.
MessageMe
Object Matrix

Positions

Founder area17 December 2015 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence SRI International August 2015 - present
Board Member & Investor Booktrack January 2012 - present
Co-founder, Investor & Advisor betaworks February 2007 - present
Owner GR Partners LLC January 2002 - present
VP, Business Magisto October 2011 - October 2015
Strategic Advisor Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd. April 2013 - June 2015
CEO Antipodean Labs July 2012 - June 2015
Advisor & Investor MessageMe July 2012 - September 2014
CEO, Groupe Hi-media USA HiMedia Group December 2008 - December 2010
Head of Business Development Dropbox December 2008 - December 2009
Interim General Manager & COO OMGPOP August 2007 - October 2008
Consultant - Head of Business Development Fotolog April 2007 - June 2008
Advisor Object Matrix September 2005 - April 2008
Business Development Jangl August 2006 - August 2007
Business Development Skype February 2005 - November 2005
Consultant - Digital Media and Consumer Technologies Hewlett Packard Enterprise December 2003 - February 2005
Consultant Razorfish 2000 - 2001

Education

University of Auckland 1993 - 1999

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Robotics
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Computer Vision
  • • Mapping

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Recruiting • Product management • Business Development • Business Strategy • Startups • Strategy • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Vouches Received

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Vouches Given

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Barry O'Brien
They're my friends  •  Advisory Board Member, HealthXL, a global market for health innovations and insights and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank.
Victoria Woo
Chief Thriving Officer, Kissaah. Previously Director, Asia Pac(ex China/India), Harvard Business School Publishing.
He knows his technology, and he is a pretty nice guy, too!
Manrique Brenes
We worked together  •  CEO, getBlossom. Previously Senior Director, Emerging Opportunities, Microsoft. University of California, Davis grad.
Pooj has ample experience growing early stage start-ups, and incredible network of resources, he is a great strategist, and super easy to wo ... rk with.
Roy Klieger
We worked together  •  Previously VP Products, Magisto. Previously VP Products, Gizmoz.
Pooj is one of the most creative business professionals I ever worked with. His ability to come up with out of box business models and deal ... structures is phenomenal but then also the ability to execute through the pre-sale process, negotiation and until the actual deal closure.

Manrique Brenes
CEO, getBlossom. Previously Senior Director, Emerging Opportunities, Microsoft. University of California, Davis grad.