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Naveed Lalani

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Founder at TheStart.io, Advisor at The Thiel Fellowship

Founder at TheStart.io, Advisor at The Thiel Fellowship

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Involved In

Founder

The Start
Rally.org (Formally Piryx, Inc.)
Portable Boutique
Rally.org
Piryx, Inc.

Advisor

The Thiel Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin
The Thiel Fellowship
Texas Ventures Foundation
The Thiel Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin

Positions

Mentor, Longhorn Startup The University of Texas at Austin May 2014 - present
Founder The Start May 2016 - present
Advisor, 20 Under 20 Program The Thiel Fellowship May 2011 - present
Program Manager, Strategy & Growth Initiatives Reactor Core July 2015 - May 2016
Angel Investor Oha.na (Acquired by Facebook) November 2012 - March 2013
Co-Founder Rally.org (Formally Piryx, Inc.) May 2011 - July 2011
Board Member Texas Ventures Foundation November 2007 - December 2009
Director of Design AO Design May 2005 - May 2008
Interactive Advertising Intern OgilvyInteractive June 2006 - August 2006
Interactive Advertising Intern SicolaMartin January 2006 - May 2006
Founder and CEO Portable Boutique March 2014 - present
Advisor, 20 Under 20 Program The Thiel Foundation May 2011 - present
National Program Manager, Professional Ventures Program Ismaili Professionals Network (IPN) August 2010 - present
Product and Business Strategist Self-Employed January 2002 - present
Co-Creator and Co-Organizer Bitcoin at SXSW 2015 July 2014 - March 2015
Chief Strategy Officer DonorNation August 2012 - July 2013
Angel Investor Oha.na November 2012 - March 2013
Co-Founder Rally.org May 2011 - July 2011
Co-Founder and Platform Strategy Piryx, Inc. June 2008 - May 2011
Board Member The University of Texas at Austin November 2007 - December 2009
Director of Design AO Design - Austin May 2005 - May 2008
Interactive Advertising Intern Ogilvy & Mather Advertising June 2006 - August 2006
Interactive Advertising Intern Y&R Austin January 2006 - May 2006
UX and Interactive Design Orbik Corporation January 2005 - January 2006

Education

Portfolio Center Masters in New Media 2007 - 2008
The University of Texas at Austin Independent Interactive Studies, Business Foundations Program 2004 - 2007

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Product Design
  • • Non-profit
  • • Business Development
  • • Donor fundraising
  • • User Experience Design
  • • Volunteer management
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

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Dagan Martinez-Vargas
Startup Business Mentor, Longhorn Startup Lab and COO, Peepsqueeze Inc. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
founder of a company that creates Plug & Play Bitcoin Widgets
Cree Crawford
* Founder / COO / Dir. - Green Ocean Sciences | Molecular Analytics Group * H. Wng. Commander - 149th Texas Air Guard

Brandon Chicotsky
We worked together  •  NYU grad and UT-Austin grad. PhD candidate in Info Sciences. Lecturing at Univ. of Alabama and directing programming in higher education.
Brandon is seriously awesome. He is a risk-taker, innovator, and an educator. He is also analytical, intelligent, and ethical. He charts new ... paths and takes his network of students, friends, and fellow entrepreneurs along with him. He already has and will continue to impact our world in the most positive ways. I look forward to continue being a friend and collaborator of his!