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Viral Kadakia

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP of Product Management, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt). Previously Group Product Manager, LinkedIn.

VP of Product Management, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt). Previously Group Product Manager, LinkedIn.

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500 Miles
500 Miles
TrustHop [acquired by LinkedIn]




Co-founder 500 Miles May 2014 - present
VP of Product Management Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) March 2013 - March 2014
Group Product Manager LinkedIn July 2011 - March 2013
Founder & CEO TrustHop [acquired by LinkedIn] January 2010 - March 2013
Head of Products & Sales, Zimbra's SMB & APAC businesses Yahoo! January 2008 - January 2010
Director, Product Management & Marketing Zimbra [acquired by Yahoo!] December 2006 - January 2010
Director, Product Management Openwave July 2004 - December 2006
Product Marketing Manager Sun Microsystems July 2003 - July 2004
Product Manager BEA Systems, Inc 2002 - 2002
Software Engineering Team Lead Slam Dunk Networks, Inc. 2000 - 2002
Member of Technical Staff (Software Engineer) SGI 1997 - 2000


Kellogg School of Management General Management 2002 - 2004
University of Texas at Austin Computer Engineering 1995 - 1997
University of Mumbai Computer Engineering 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Big data
  • • Talent Management
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses

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Vinod Valloppillil
Long time (10+ yr) wireless vet starting new venture. Advisor, Several wireless & device startups. Previously EIR, Redpoint Ventures.
Sharp guy with an impressive network of contacts + mix of startup & bigco background.
Pankaj Tibrewal
They're my school  •  Ran a $300m retail chain. Started two companies. Ex McKinsey. Ex Kellogg. Ex UT Austin. Design thinker.
Viral has great vision, is able to carve out a compelling white space in a huge market with many players, and develop a product idea that ca ... n create a lot of value. He is resourceful, is able to find investors, mentors and team members to execute on the idea.

Ruta Raju
We worked together  •  Head of Front Doors Design, Yahoo.
Ruta is wonderful to work with.