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Tal Saraf

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Vice President, Cisco Cloud Services, Cisco and Mentor, Techstars.. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.

Vice President, Cisco Cloud Services, Cisco and Mentor, Techstars.. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product

Involved In




Mentor Techstars January 2013 - present
Vice President, Cisco Cloud Services Cisco March 2014 - May 2015
General Manager - Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 Amazon May 2008 - July 2012
Product Unit Manager - MSN® Direct for Windows Mobile® Microsoft September 2007 - May 2008
Principal Group Manager - Microsoft Speech Server Microsoft January 2004 - September 2007
Group Program Manager - MSN.Com and My.MSN.Com Microsoft September 2002 - January 2004
Managing Consultant / Engagement Manager Microsoft September 2001 - September 2002
Group Program Manager - ActiveSync and Server ActiveSync Microsoft April 2000 - September 2001
Lead Program Manager - TaxSaver Microsoft October 1997 - April 2000
Technical Evangelist - Developer Relations Group Microsoft October 1996 - October 1997
Systems Engineer II Microsoft October 1994 - December 1996
Senior Systems Engineer/Internet Technologies Specialist Microsoft January 1996 - October 1996
Advanced Operating Systems Specialist Microsoft February 1994 - October 1994
Systems Engineer Microsoft July 1992 - February 1994


New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Finance 1995 - 1997
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Computer and Systems Engineering 1988 - 1992
Cheshire High School 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Cloud Computing • Consulting • Distributed Systems • Servers • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Lokesh Dave
We worked together  •  Cofounder, iDatalabs. Previously Cofounder, OPTIMYSports. University of Southern California grad.
I have engaged with Tal for more than a couple of years. Tal is incredibly smart and driven, extremely insightful when it comes to technolog ... y and startups. Tal's experience at Microsoft and Cisco demonstrates his ability to incubate a new business and scale it successfully - something extremely valuable in the startup world.
Eric Lang
We worked together  •  General Manager, Collaboration and Meetings Devices Team, Microsoft. Previously General Manager, Startup Business Group, Microsoft.
Tal understands project management and team leadership to turn an idea into a product. His understands business and customer experience so t ... hat it will be successful.