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Lalit Sarna

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founded two companies, sold my last one. Have built 9 teams across 5 countries, how can I help?

Founded two companies, sold my last one. Have built 9 teams across 5 countries, how can I help?

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Styleashram.com
Oxylabs Networks

Positions

Head of transact and payments | Sr Director of Product Flipkart December 2015 - present
Sr Director of Product | Order Management, Checkout and Payments Flipkart 2015 - present
Founder Styleashram.com September 2012 - February 2015
Founder Oxylabs Networks 2006 - 2012
Director, Mobile 3D Plaform and Messaging Hutchison Whampoa 2004 - 2006
Director of Technology Group Hutchison Whampoa 2001 - 2006
Chief Visual Codecs Architect Luxxon (acquired by Hutchinson Whampoa) 1999 - 2001

Education

University of Rochester Electrical Engineering 1992 - 1996
William E. Simon School of Business

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Partnerships
  • • Operations
  • • Healthcare
  • • Leadership
  • • Angel Networks
  • • Business Development
  • • Business Execution
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Infrastructure

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Entrepreneurship • Startups • Strategy • mobile devices • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

I am a builder and a tech geek at heart. In addition to driving products at my own start-ups, I have built new product lines for a fortune a 500 company and shipped products at other start-ups.

While my primary domain is delivering and scaling complex web and mobile experiences, I am mostly driven by solving hard problems and removing obstacles for my teams. I recently sold my ecommerce company and I am now looking for new inspiration.

This is what I specialize in and enjoy the most:

1) Building & mentoring teams

2) Using technology to re-imagine solutions to tough challenges.


3) Setting up new operations, especially in harsh business environments.


I would love to hear from you if you fit any of the following :

Fellow entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
Existing teams with interetsing challenges
If you are struggling with scaling your tech team.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Build trust, enable, fortify

As an Advisor

Please have a specific ask.

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Gary Greenbaum
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Syntonic Wireless, Inc.. Previously Director, Microsoft Corporation. Stanford grad.
Lalit has a proven track record of entrepreneurial success leading me to believe that his upcoming venture will be equally successful
Adam Gries
They're my friends  •  Founder, OKpanda Inc.. Previously Co-founder, Product X.
Lalit ran a company building facebook applications at the same time as I did in a very competitive market; I'm sure he will succeed at whate ... ver he puts his mind to.
Mandeep Dhillon
They're my friends  •  Entrepreneur; Children's Technology Advocate; Change Agent. Togetherville CEO (Acq. Disney), McKinsey, L&W. Duke BA; UVA JD/MBA
Lalit is a repeat entrepreneur with tons of experience in company building, fast-moving industries and cross-border businesses. He has built ... teams all over the world and has a deep understanding of both product and engineering needs. He is a risk taker with a significant background in a variety of areas that can help any organization succeed quickly.
Sumit Gupta
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CTO, Rightster and Founder & CEO, Nostrum Global.
I've known Lalit for around a decade now, and have always been surprised by the passion and energy with which he enters businesses. His clea ... r vision and focus, and through understanding of business models, has ensured a 100% success rate in his ventures. That itself should speak volumes about his skill as an amazing entrepreneur.
Anand Nalya
We worked together  •  Previously Module Lead Software Engineer, Impetus. Previously Senior Software Engineer, Oxylabs Networks.
Lalit is a very passionate technologist who would work as hard as required to make a product successful. I got the opportunity to work with ... him on a few products and whenever we were stuck on something or needed a new point of view, he was always there. He has a pretty good understanding of the consumer mindset which allows him to build things that people love.
Sumit Gupta
They're my advisor  •  Founder and CEO, Bash Gaming. Previously Founder and CEO, BitRhymes Apps.
I have known Lalit for more than 7 years now as a fellow entrepreneur and have advised him from time to time on his ventures. One of those u ... nique technologist who is also business savvy, kind of guy who is always first one in and last to go out, never tires and finds a way to get things done.
Jai Vikram Singh Verma
They're my friends  •  Founder and Director, Startup Labs Infotech Pvt. Ltd. and Independent web developer/consultant, Self Employed.
I have know Lalit for the last 7 years and have seen him taking big risks, building new technologies and turning them into successful busine ... sses. He is great at networking, communication, building long lasting relations and knows how to connect the dots. He has the passion and leadership qualities to build great teams and keep them together.
Jim Jose
We worked together  •  Founder, Director of Engineering, DYNAMICNEXT. Previously Co-founder, Director of Engineering, Oxylabs Networks.
Lalit is all about his passion and persistence to strive for what he truly believes in. I worked with him for almost 5 years and I am proud ... to say we did some amazing things... and I was learning the whole way through. Lalit is like an ultimate source of energy which empowers everyone around him. The knack he has on finding the right talent and mentoring them is admirable. He is a great techie at core and a great visionary.
Pam Holten
Founder, Color Your Passion - A Social Media Consulting Firm and Marketing Manager, Happy Birthday Chocolate. North Carolina State grad.
Manu Rekhi
They're my mentor  •  Board Director, FarFaria and Board Observer, Spotzot. Boston grad.
He just doesnt know how to do anything else.

Sumit Gupta
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CTO, Rightster and Founder & CEO, Nostrum Global.
Sumit is a power house and absolute pleasure to work with. He is a brilliant technologist and I admire his ability to build and motivate te ... ams.

Jai Vikram Singh Verma
They're my friends  •  Founder and Director, Startup Labs Infotech Pvt. Ltd. and Independent web developer/consultant, Self Employed.
I have known Jai for 7 years, he is a talented hacker and a driven entrepreneur. I have seen him evolve over the years into a great leader ... and I am a huge fan of his appetite to build stuff.