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Somrat Niyogi

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO & Co-founder, Hothouse Labs. Previously CEO & Co-Founder, Miso (sold to Dijit Media). The University of Texas at Austin grad.

CEO & Co-founder, Hothouse Labs. Previously CEO & Co-Founder, Miso (sold to Dijit Media). The University of Texas at Austin grad.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


Stitch App (sold to SugarCRM)




VP Business Development Clari June 2015 - present
Advisor SugarCRM March 2015 - present
CEO & Co-founder Stitch App (sold to SugarCRM) March 2013 - March 2015
CEO & Co-Founder Miso October 2009 - January 2013
Director, Business Development October 2007 - October 2009
Account Executive/Channel Sales Manager Right90 April 2007 - October 2007
Solution Architect Right90 September 2006 - April 2007
Global Program Manager, Data Services Salesforce January 2006 - September 2006
Senior Consultant Salesforce August 2005 - January 2006
Consultant Salesforce September 2003 - August 2005
Competitive Analyst AlterPoint 2004 - 2004
Systems Analyst Procter & Gamble 2003 - 2003
Software Test Engineer BMC Software May 2001 - January 2002
Technology Analyst Merrill Lynch 2002 - 2002


Clements High School
The University of Texas at Austin Computer Science

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Travel
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

.NET • CRM • Saas • Enterprise software •

Key Accomplishments

Somrat Niyogi most recently was CEO & Co-founder of Miso, the industry-leading social TV platform funded by Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and other prominent angel investors. At Miso, Somrat led aspects from inception, product strategy, and overall company execution. Before he led the way in making TV more social, Somrat worked in business development at social advertising startup His experience also includes cloud computing, enterprise software and SaaS-based solutions for such companies as and Right90. Somrat graduated with a BS in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

i am a start-up sales & business development leader. i like to roll up my sleeves and do whatever it takes to win.

i like to sell new and fun innovative web technologies at early stage start-ups when the product is not quite ready to go, but kinda ready to go, but kinda working, but sort of not(series A to series B). i enjoy creating the sales pitch, refining the marketable solution, working with engineering team, and then getting the initial set of customers that will take a company from size 0-5 ppl to 100 ppl.

i bring fundraising, sales, business development, product strategy and ultimately bringing a group of people together to build a company.

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Ezra Greene
Management, THA.i. Previously Consultant, Greeneland. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Somrat is both smart and strategic. In addition to being alliterative, that combination is also, perhaps, the most vital for entrepreneurs. ... One compliments and gauges the other, it provides the basis for deliberate positives steps in a growing company. To me, that with luck is 80% of what an enterprise needs. Small Star Trek pun at the end there. Unsure if Somrat is a Star Trek fan, do not mean to imply he is. But he's smart, so he probably is.
Nick Morgan
Lead User Experience Designer, Rocket Fuel Inc. and Founder and CEO, Star Taggers.
Somrat has a great ability to see the future, and what users will need. He draws his inspiration from business processes that could benefit ... from improvement, and addresses those gaps accordingly.