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Gaurav Nukala

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Product Management, Marketing, and Engineering. Previously at Apple, Google, Flywheel. 20+ approved patents. Duke MBA, OleMiss MS EE.

Product Management, Marketing, and Engineering. Previously at Apple, Google, Flywheel. 20+ approved patents. Duke MBA, OleMiss MS EE.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Data Science
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Growth
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Advisor

Guidepoint

Positions

VP, Product & Marketing Flywheel Software February 2015 - present
Advisory Consultant Guidepoint August 2015 - present
iOS product group Apple Inc. June 2010 - February 2015
Adv technology group Google October 2008 - June 2010
Reviewer Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) September 2009 - October 2009
Customer engineering team Nextwave broadband October 2007 - September 2008
RF engineering team Sprint May 2005 - October 2007

Education

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Business Administration and Management, General
Osmania University Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
University of Mississippi Telecommunications

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Design
  • • Software development
  • • Growth
  • • Product management
  • • Software Architecture
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Real Estate
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Wireless • Growth • Machine learning • Product management • Android App Development • Business Strategy • IOS Development • Mobile Apps • Product Marketing • Startups • User Experience Design • Virtual Reality • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

*Generalist product management & marketing executive with over 10 years of experience building and launching from ground-up B2B/B2C mobile, web, and hardware products for consumer electronics, hardware, telecommunications, transportation, and semiconductor industries

*Developed product strategies, roadmaps, and Go-To-Market plans for products that have disrupted incumbent industries

*Seasoned leader with experiences managing world-class engineers, product managers, designers, and marketers across the globe

* Led strategic partnerships with players in private sector and with players in the public sector

*Worked for best in class Fortune 500 companies such as Apple and Motorola, and disruptive start-ups such as Flywheel and Nextwave

*Excellent understanding of innovative technologies and IP landscape. Authored 20+ patents (Several of Them are Issued by USPTO)

*BS/MS in EE. MBA from Duke Fuqua school of business

*Specialities: Product Development & Strategy, Go-To-Market Strategy, Product Roadmaps, Technical Leadership, Business Analytics, Wire-Framing, Rapid Prototyping, Agile, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, MVP, Business Development, UX, Software Development, Growth Marketing, Project Management, and Technical Consulting

*Certifications: Certified Scrum Product Owner, Hubspot Inbound marketer, EMC Data scientist

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I would like to have my co-founder to have strong technical skills and who enjoys to code. Since, it will be a start-up he/she should love to wear different hats as need arises. Above all, should be fun to work with and be straight-forward to point any one of my mistakes.

As an Advisor

I bring in a rich blend of technology and business experience. So, I can provide the devil's advocate view on both technology and business side.

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Mandira Reddy, CFA
They're my friends  •  Director, Capricorn Investment Group. Previously Portfolio Manager, Intel Capital. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
I often reach out to Gaurav to seek his advice on technical matters to help evaluate start up ideas. He is knowledgable on a variety of tech ... nical topics. He is especially helpful in decoding engineering ideas in a business context.
Bhushan Kolleri
They're my friends  •  Chief Executive Officer, VeriHelp, Inc. Previously Head of Products (Enterprise/Non-game), Zynga.
Gaurav has always been hungry to tread his own path, but he went about it wisely throughout his career. I've had several lengthy discussions ... on various entrepreneurial ideas with Gaurav, and I found him very smart and insightful.
Narender Reddy, CFA, FRM
They're my advisor  •  Principal, KKR Prisma. Previously Chief Risk Officer, 40 North Capital Management. University of Chicago grad.
I met Gaurav at a conference back in 2006. I found Gaurav as someone who is very inquisitive, technologist at heart, highly personable, and ... future-looking. When Gaurav approached me to advise him on his career path and on some ideas he was working on, I readily accepted. Over the years, I have seen him grow from a successful engineer to a product manager at Apple and now as an executive at a series C funded start-up. He has conceived and built several high impact products reaching millions of customers in the areas of consumer electronics, semi-conductor, mobile apps, and transportation. He is currently co-advising few startups in areas of product strategy, growth, and business development. I consider him an expert in building marketplaces, marketing for mobile apps, and generating demand . I highly recommend him to advisory roles.
Narender Reddy, CFA, FRM
They're my advisor  •  Principal, KKR Prisma. Previously Chief Risk Officer, 40 North Capital Management. University of Chicago grad.
I met Gaurav at a conference back in 2006. I found Gaurav as someone who is very inquisitive, technologist at heart, highly personable, and ... future-looking. When Gaurav approached me to advise him on his career path and on some ideas he was working on, I readily accepted. Over the years, I have seen him grow from a successful engineer to a product manager at Apple and now as an executive at a series C funded start-up. He has conceived and built several high impact products reaching millions of customers in the areas of consumer electronics, semi-conductor, mobile apps, and transportation. He is currently co-advising few startups in areas of product strategy, growth, and business development. I consider him an expert in building marketplaces, marketing for mobile apps, and generating demand . I highly recommend him to advisory roles.

Mandira Reddy, CFA
They're my friends  •  Director, Capricorn Investment Group. Previously Portfolio Manager, Intel Capital. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
Mandira has been in the investment world for the longest time I know her. First, at the prestigious Intel capital and now at Capricorn Inves ... tment group. She is a true investment partner who brings in wealth of knowledge in portfolio management, fund raising, and partnerships. She has advised several companies that went IPO. I strongly think that she would be a great advisor.