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Sanjeev Rao

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Chief Product Officer at OpenMail, Chief Innovation Officer at BodiMetrics, Advisor at several others, Investor

Chief Product Officer at OpenMail, Chief Innovation Officer at BodiMetrics, Advisor at several others, Investor

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MindSpark Inc.
MindSpark Inc.

Positions

Chief Product Officer OpenMail January 2015 - present
Advisor MindSpark Inc. July 2014 - present
VP Product PRODEGE, LLC March 2012 - January 2015
Consultant Consultant December 2011 - October 2014
Senior Executive Parity Computing Inc. October 2007 - October 2011
Software Architect Ascent Media March 2005 - October 2007
Senior Software Engineer Eidogen Inc. December 2002 - March 2005
Sr. Software Engineer Versant January 2000 - December 2002
Research Staff Scientist Carnegie Mellon University May 1999 - August 1999
Software Engineer TERA Informatics July 1997 - July 1998
Research Scientist Society of Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research May 1996 - July 1997

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science
University of Mumbai Electrical Engineering
University of Nevada-Reno Computer Science

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • AdTech
  • • Broadcast media
  • • Deal Structure
  • • OTT
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Video
  • • Records
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Machine learning • Artificial intelligence • Hadoop • Information Retrieval • Natural language processing

Key Accomplishments

I've helped raise over one hundred millions of dollars across two instances. I'm a C-level executive with a broad background in technology, product mgt, and revenue operations. I care about building companies by creating value to the end user.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I expect my co-founders to be smarter than me in at least one way so I can rely on them. Recruiting is a key task in any startup and you'll need to have the attitude to attract great talent and sell them on the concept. If my co-founder is more suitable to be CEO than me, then I'm happy that they take on that role.

To get past the inevitable challenges this startup will face, I am looking for 1 or 2 people who are smarter than me who can strategize and execute alongside me.

As an Advisor

I'll bring my expertise to bear in exchange for equity. You'll have limited access to me, but also to my network of people.

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Dana Todd
We worked together  •  Interim & Turnaround CMO with Significant Digital Expertise, Dana Todd Consulting. Previously Chief Marketing Officer, Aftermath Services.
I worked with Sanjeev on a local software industry board, and he was extremely sophisticated in his technical knowledge and big data systems ... . He was also very energetic and generous with his contributions to our shared activities.
John Spinale
They're my advisor  •  Previously SVP, General Manager Disney Social Games, Disney Interactive. Previously VP Games and Media, OnLive. Yale grad.
He's a broad thinker and very persistent.
Ron Leshem
We worked together  •  Previously Chief Marketing Officer, Prodege, LLC. Previously Agent In Training, Abrams Artists Agency.
Highly intelligent and very creative. Sanjeev is a consensus builder.
Chad Hahn
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Verametric.com and Principal and CEO, Square One Solutions, Inc..
He has a very calm demeanor that I believe he would find his way through any challenge.