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Puneet Tandon

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

VP and GM- Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon), Ex-Redfin Head of New Business (and GM for Walk Score), Head of BD @Jawbone, BizDev @T-Mobile

VP and GM- Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon), Ex-Redfin Head of New Business (and GM for Walk Score), Head of BD @Jawbone, BizDev @T-Mobile

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Operations

Involved In


Protean Group, LLC
The Technology Explorers Fellowship


Founder Protean Group, LLC 2016 - present
Consultant Sensoria Inc 2016 - present
Vice President & General Manager Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon) July 2015 - December 2015
Director of Walk Score & Head of New Business Redfin January 2014 - June 2015
Director, Business Development & Marketing Partnerships Jawbone March 2011 - January 2014
Head of Venture Development T-Mobile October 2006 - January 2011
New Ventures Group Bose Corporation June 2005 - August 2005
Founder & Executive Director The Technology Explorers Fellowship July 2002 - August 2004
Product Manager Genuity, Inc. (acquired by Level 3 Communications) March 2001 - July 2002
Strategy Consultant Mainspring March 2000 - January 2001
Technical Recruiter Pencom Systems January 1997 - October 1998


The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business 2004 - 2006
Bentley College Computer Information Systems 1999 - 2000
Babson College Major in Entrepreneurship 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Nutrition
  • • Food Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • General management

Key Accomplishments

I've spent 16 years in functions ranging from Business Development and Product Management to Technical Recruiting.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

-Monster Networker with a broad rolodex across industries
-Contacts with nearly every single Tier 1 VC firm across the country
-Contract and Partnership negotiation and deal skills
-Domain expertise in mobile (apps, services) and selected SW areas
-Expert storytelling / pitch skills
-Recruiting background

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Juan Posada
We worked together  •  I work with founders on strategy, fund raising and customer development. Previously led innovation at Expedia, T-Mobile, MSFT. Geek and MBA
Juan has the perfect blend of executive leadership coupled with the operating acumen to succeed in a startup. He can quickly cut through th ... e noise and get people and teams to focus on what matters...a trait that's critical in a resource-constrained environment. He' sharp, funny, and I would want to partner with him if I started a new venture.