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Rajiv Bansal

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP Product Management and UX, Bidgely and Founder, CEO, Coosty. UIUC grad. Kellogg grad.

VP Product Management and UX, Bidgely and Founder, CEO, Coosty. UIUC grad. Kellogg grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Coosty
Junicus

Advisor

Logitech Inc.
Bidgely

Positions

VP Product Management and UX Bidgely May 2013 - present
Founder, CEO Coosty April 2012 - present
Head, software product management (Digital Home Group) Logitech December 2009 - April 2012
Consultant The Boston Consulting Group September 2007 - November 2009
Senior Product Manager Microsoft Corporation May 2001 - October 2005
CTO and cofounder Junicus October 2000 - July 2001
Research Intern HP Labs May 2000 - August 2000

Education

Stanford University Industrial and Product Design 2012 - 2012
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Finance, Marketing, General management 2005 - 2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science 1999 - 2001
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Computer Science and Engineering 1995 - 1999
Delhi Public School Mathematics 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Consumer Products • Product management • Entrepreneurship • Product Marketing • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Currently part of executive team at Bidgely, a consumer energy startup running product management and UX currently. I've created and launched multiple consumer software and hardware products over the last few years working for companies like Microsoft, Logitech and startups. Major ones include Google TV and a bunch of internet services at Microsoft. Have a BE and MS in computer science and can code. Also have strategy consulting experience at BCG.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Collaboratively. Looking for high energy players who share my passion for building strong teams. I'd love to work with someone who has experience with several successful exits

As an Advisor

I'm pretty direct and like to work collaboratively. I have a full time gig as an executive team member at a startup in addition to my own projects and young kids, so I will have somewhat constrained availability

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Vishal Verma
We worked together
I've known Vishal for 17+ years and went to undergrad with him. He's really smart and driven. He's been dabbling in the startup space for a ... while now, and has done technical leadership roles at several. Vishal and I have also participated in hackathons together. Strongly recommend him to the group!

Vishal Verma
We worked together
I've known Vishal for 17+ years and went to undergrad with him. He's really smart and driven. He's been dabbling in the startup space for a ... while now, and has done technical leadership roles at several. Vishal and I have also participated in hackathons together. Strongly recommend him to the group!

Shantanu Bhalerao
They're my advisor  •  Manager, Cypress Semiconductor. Previously Staff Product Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Shantanu is really high energy and full of ideas. He's committed to being a successful entrepreneur someday and will be a good addition to t ... he FD network