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Akshay Rangnekar

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

CTO-For-Hire at YComplex. Founder and CTO, full-stack engineer. Previously McKinsey & Co. LBS MBA. Stanford Computer Science.

CTO-For-Hire at YComplex. Founder and CTO, full-stack engineer. Previously McKinsey & Co. LBS MBA. Stanford Computer Science.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

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Source - Lifestyle at your fingertips

Advisor

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Skype
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LocToc
McKinsey & Company
Michelin Dining Club

Positions

Co-Founder and CTO Source - Lifestyle at your fingertips July 2012 - present
Senior Manager, Strategy Skype September 2012 - December 2013
Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company June 2012 - August 2012
Associate McKinsey & Company September 2010 - June 2012
Summer Associate McKinsey & Company June 2009 - August 2009
Solutions Architect Cisco March 2007 - July 2008
Technical Services Director Reactivity January 2006 - March 2007
Senior Integration Engineer Reactivity, Inc March 2004 - January 2006
Wireless Architect Morgan Stanley 2002 - 2004
Engineer Centerrun 2000 - 2001

Education

London Business School 2008 - 2010
Stanford University Computer Science 1999 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Security • Product management • Consulting • Mobile App Design • Mobile Software Development • Web services • Service oriented architectured

Key Accomplishments

I'm currently the founder of a technology consultancy that provides CTO services (from planning to product development) to startup founders.
Previously I was the first engineer for two enterprise software companies that were acquired (by SUN and Cisco). I've then moved on to hold virtually every technical role (UI lead, security lead, professional services, sales engineering and product management) in different startups. I've also spent three years in management consulting and strategy, with McKinsey and Microsoft which has helped me develop my communications skills.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm direct. I like to challenge, and be challenged. I get into the details, especially around technology and product decisions. I'm a very 80/20 thinker - I always push advisees to do the bare minimum to achieve their user/ sales needs, and to defer everything else.

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David Paschich
We worked together at Reactivity  •  Lead Developer, Melampus, Inc.. Previously Lead Developer, MyFairElection.com. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Akshay has an innate sense of what makes a good product and what doesn't - and isn't afraid to strongly voice a contrary opinion. That could ... be a recipe for stubbornness - but he's also able to change that opinion when the facts change, and listen to and respect differing perspectives. Combine that with his strong technical background and ability to move up and down the "business stack" - and you get someone I miss working with on a day-to-day basis.
Scott Kleper
We worked together
Akshay is on the short list of people I would one day like to start a company with. He is sharp, witty, and motivated.
Andrew Toy
They're my school
I've known Akshay forever and he has the vision and passion needed to get himself and his team to where they need to be. He also has a very ... unique combination of an extremely technical background (you'd struggle to find a technologist he can't go toe to toe with) combined with an amazing business background, leading him to be visionary but pragmatic. He can handle all aspects of the business.
Krish Sridhar
We worked together  •  Previously Associate Partner and Lead, APAC Front-Office, Digital Labs, McKinsey & Company.
Very smart, relevant experience at startups, large tech companies and at McKinsey. Wide expertise ranging from hands-on software development ... to business development and sales.
David Paschich
We worked together  •  Lead Developer, Melampus, Inc.. Previously Lead Developer, MyFairElection.com. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Scott J. Kleper
We worked together  •  Founded @Context Optional, Inc. (acquired by Adobe), early employee @several startups, @Stanford BSCS/MSCS. Mayfield Fellow. Author.

David Paschich
We worked together at Reactivity
David is a great coach, and helped me develop into a role I joined. He's incredibly technically proficient, but marries that with a clear co ... mmunication ability that enables him to speak to client and customers.

Krish Sridhar
We worked together  •  Previously Associate Partner and Lead, APAC Front-Office, Digital Labs, McKinsey & Company.

Kapil Bhatia
We worked together  •  Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company. Previously Principal, The Boston Consulting Group.
In addition to a successful career as a management consultant, which gives him tremendous skills to operationally run a startup, Kapil has p ... roved to be a great investor and advisor for a number of startups. He knows what works and he can help a startup get there.