Deepak Ravindran

Building companies, dreams.

San Francisco Bay Area

Summary
Fund Raising Product-Market Fit Founder Networking Management
Serial startup and mobile guy. Enjoys making products that rock and putting it in millions of peoples' hands.
Experience

Founder at Pirate Fund

Nov 2017 - Present

Building companies, dreams. http://angel.co/deepakravindran

Vice President at NowFloats

Jun 2016 - Present

Joined Nowfloats after the acquisition of Lookup and currently serving as a senior executive responsible for launching multiple products in the messaging space. -Managed the transition of Lookup to an open interface conversational commerce platform enabling both offline and online (e-commerce) transactions. Worked towards curating an experiential chat for consumers to make their everyday lives better and more exciting. -Launched UNO, a business bot which helps businesses and brands to automate support staff on messenger platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. -Heading the Enterprise Chatbot team responsible for designing and development of chatbots for international markets.

Founder and CEO at Lookup (acquired by NowFloats)

Oct 2014 - Present

I founded Lookup which raised a total of $3M from notable investors (Vinod Khosla, Biz Stone, Narayana Murthy, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Global Founders Capital). Lookup is a local shopping network which uses chat to connect users with local businesses. Lookup was the fastest app in India to cross a million users. In July of 2016, Lookup was acquired by NowFloats in India. https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/18/khosla-backed-lookup-acquired-by-business-discovery-service-nowfloats/

Education

Computer Science at Lal Bahdur Shastri College of Engineering

Dec 2004 - Dec 2007

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Push pixels...
Shovel coal into server...
Create mockups...
Defend the wall...
Draft storyboard...
Disrupt an industry...
Achieve profitability...
Become a unicorn...
Become Batman...