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Founding and Advisory Team

Leadership

They’ve shaped some of the world’s most transformational companies and delivered technology-enabled experiences at scale.

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Bhakti Vithalani

Founder & CEO

Bhakti Vithalani is the Founder and CEO of BigSpring which was born from her decade of work in vocational training across sectors, job types and geographies.

Prior to this, Bhakti worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company leading client engagements for the Corporate Finance and High Tech practices across the United States, India, Southeast Asia and China.

She started her career in product development in Silicon Valley with Siebel Systems. Bhakti is a Computer Engineer with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University (where she was among the first women from India to attend) and has an MBA from The Wharton School where she was a Joseph Wharton Fellow.

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Shailesh Rao

Advisor

Shailesh is a Partner at TPG, responsible for its Growth and Social Impact portfolio across sectors in India and Southeast Asia.

Previously, Shailesh was the Vice President for International Operations at Twitter, launching the service in over 50 countries and MD of Google India, when he was recognized among the 100 most impactful leaders in India by Businessweek. He has served on the board of JLL, a Fortune 500 real estate services company.

Shailesh holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. with Honors.

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Dr. Greg Badros

Advisor

Greg Badros earned his B.S. from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

He has over 20 research and trade publications including the Cassowary Constraint Solver which is now integrated into Apple's iOS and OS X. Greg worked as a Sr. Engineering Director at Google leading AdSense and then Gmail+ and Google Apps, then was a VP of Engineering & Products at Facebook leading both Ads and various consumer teams.

He now runs Prepared Mind Innovations advising numerous startups, makes early-stage investments, and builds prototypes for fun.