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Karan M Gupta

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

ceo, previously @playstation, robotics engineer

ceo, previously @playstation, robotics engineer

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In




Co-Founder and CEO MammothHQ January 2014 - present
Senior Software Engineer PlayStation October 2007 - September 2012
Software Engineer DAT Solutions September 2005 - September 2007
Software Engineer & System Administrator Resolution Systems, Inc. July 2004 - August 2005
Research Assistant AI Robotics Lab, Texas Tech University January 2004 - June 2004


University of California, San Diego Managing for Maximum Performance 2007 - 2007
Texas Tech University Computer Science (AI Robotics) 2002 - 2005
Maharshi Dayanand University Computer Engineering 1998 - 2002
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road CBSE 1996 - 1998
St. Joseph's College, Nainital ICSE 1988 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Browsers
  • • Next Generation Technologies
  • • Products that simplify life

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Ruby • JavaScript • Linux • Java • REST

Key Accomplishments

Details at:

Sr Tech Lead at Sony PlayStation (Sony Computer Entertainment):
I visit studios, understand their business processes and pain points. I then envision a product that will make them more efficient, gather a team of engineers, and get it built and delivered. I develop and manage a suite of enterprise-grade products to facilitate collaboration within the company’s many game studios and departments, world-wide.

FastTrak, NY EZPass, Washington GTG, Dubai Salik and more - all complex toll tracking systems are running workforce and technology management software that I led development of.

Resolution Systems:
2nd employee, Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer, Sys Admin. Wrote patentable completely software I2C lib in C handling 100% of the hardware protocol. Create multi-mote networked swarm in TinyOS. Wrote web and desktop applications in the Java stack.

My Projects:
Guide to all local Indian businesses and events across the US. I wrote this to learn Ruby and Rails. I wrote scraping algorithms to gather all the data from several sources. I’m also making serious use of memcache so nearly 100% of the data is in memory. It uses custom Bootstrap, integrates effectively with Yelp, makes good use of Maps and Geocoding. I right now have two people helping make mobile apps (via WeekendHacker).

Heylos IM
Complete co-browsing IM. Used OpenFire with several custom extensions. Wrote a full-featured multi-platform client, complete with installer and auto-updater.

Wrote peer-leading algorithms for super-smart and super-fast robots, tried out on Lego Mindstorms. Master’s Thesis on Localization: coding robots that can be self-aware of their environment.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

+ Long term vision of a very well-thought out idea that has been in nurturing in my head since 2006.
+ MVP is built, is in the hands of a few, and is being iterated upon based on feedback.
+ Solid engineering skills across variety of technologies (Ruby/Rails, Java, JS, front-end/back-end, DBs etc).
+ Leadership, product management, presentation skills.
+ Immense drive and focus to make this a reality.
+ A helpful group of advisors who are doing startups or hold senior corporate positions.
+ I’ve taught myself a lot, and am willing to learn whatever I need to know to get the job done.
+ I’m a guy who is building something that will simplify and enrich the lives of millions. In the process I want to build a rockstar team that works hard and plays hard, and gets rewarded for it handsomely.

As an Advisor

I know what its like to build a company. I'm available when needed 24/7.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Karthick Sriraman
They're my friends
I've known Karthick a while. Fittingly we first met at a startup event a few years ago. He's always been looking to start his own company, a ... nd has a great personal desire to do so and a great network that can help him on this journey. He has all the qualities that would qualify him to be a great entrepreneur, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.

Giorgio Frondoni
CTO, Levamen and COO, Electronic Transaction Consultants.
Best manager I ever worked got the chance of working with. Knows tech well. Superb guy all around. You will be lucky to have him as a mento ... r and friend.

Vinay Vittal
They're my school  •  Vice President, Product Management - Epayment Solutions, FedBid, Inc..
Any startup would be lucky to have Vinay in their founding team. He's extremely smart, thoughtful and practical. Startups frequently make th ... e mistake of running on raw emotion, Vinay would be the necessary balancing factor. At a very young age, he's already risen in his career like a rocket. Not only is he an accomplished technologist, he's also supplemented his business savvy with education and real-life experience. I'm lucky to call him my friend, and will do my best to recruit him for every suitable opportunity.