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Nish Nadaraja

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Brand adviser and consultant to the stars!

Brand adviser and consultant to the stars!

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing

Involved In


Independent Consultant
The Commonwealth Club of California
United Way of the Bay Area


Brand Marketing Consultant Independent Consultant May 2010 - present
Director of Marketing Marine Layer March 2014 - March 2015
Board Member The Commonwealth Club of California December 2011 - July 2014
Board Member United Way of the Bay Area June 2011 - July 2014
Marketing & Brand Director Yelp January 2005 - October 2010
Editor-in-Chief Yelp December 2007 - March 2010
Marketing Guy Ammo Marketing January 2004 - December 2004
Marketing Dynamo Bind Networks January 1998 - December 2003


Union College Economics, American History 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Online Dating
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Social Media
  • • Fashion
  • • Music
  • • Local

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • Community Management • Evangelism • Social Media • Social Media Marketing

Key Accomplishments

I was one of the first folks over at Yelp, and helped create and build their online and offline community. Over the course of six years, I worked on various aspects of the brand experience, including Community Management, The Yelp Elite Squad, The Weekly Yelp and their mobile initiative.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I bring a busload of marketing and brand building experience. Prior to Yelp, I worked at Ammo Marketing, an agency that specialized in buzz and experiential marketing, and that's the sort of background and culture I brought over to Yelp. I'm ready to do it again...

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Devon Chulick
Co-Owner, D-Structure and Consultant, Freelance.
Nish has the right kind of visionary approach to projects.
Heather Hartle
Founder/Principal, H2andCo. Previously Co- Founder, Editorial + Creative Director, Hartle Media | 7x7 | California Home + Design. Michigan State
Frank VanZile
CTO of Startup8. Working on a unified messages app for businesses to communicate (and more) with their customers.
Carlo Almendral
Board of Governors, The Commonwealth Club of California and Head of Product, Truition. University of California, San Diego grad.
Antonia Townsend
Founder, Enclosed Acting CMO & Sales Turn-Around Consultant, Various.
Amazing networking, and a smart guy.
Hilary Hoeber
Design Strategist & Researcher, currently @Uber, before that @Instagram. Before that, Portfolio Leader, Public Sector, @IDEO.
Alex Ananta
Founder / CEO, Alike Inc. Previously Founder, CEO, Phone Supreme. NYU grad.
was impressed with his community building skills and knowledge

Daniel Portillo
Partner, Greylock Partners Advisor, CultureAmp
I've known Dan for a few years now, and he's also got a fresh and honest perspective on what's interesting, trending and important.

Joseph Charles Epstein
They're my friends  •  Founder of Salivation - an edtech cooking platform. I cook and make games. Parsons DT grad.
Joe is a true creative. He's a musician at heart and I think that sort of thinking and imagination are miswing from most startups these days ... .