Deepak Ravindran

Building companies, dreams.

San Francisco Bay Area

Pirate Fund

500 /30mins

Short Biography

Serial startup and mobile guy. Enjoys making products that rock and putting it in millions of peoples' hands.

Experience

Founder, Pirate Fund

Nov 2017 to Present

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

Vice President, NowFloats

Jun 2016 to 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, Lookup (acquired by NowFloats)

Oct 2014 to 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, Lal Bahdur Shastri College of Engineering

Dec 2004 to 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...