Mr. Gaurav Mittal is successful imagineer with 20+ years of industry experience and has literally lived out of building great products, finding customer patterns and leveraging customer insights into Product decisions. Besides his own start-up, he has done extensive work in product strategy, product
management, customer advocacy and value engineering identifying unresolved customer problems and customer patterns, delivering value to firm by building corresponding products that offer superior customer experience. The products so built were centered around the strength of the firm thus giving sustainable differentiation. He holds close to 30 patents.After selling his own start-up successfully Gaurav joined Tally Solutions where he was responsible for Product Strategy and Product Management. Most recently he is working in a young start-up, funded by Sequoia, building a mobile platform for data conscious Indian consumers.Besides gainful experience in building products, Gaurav gained extensive hands-on Product Lifecycle knowledge spawning majestic customer experience during his stint first at Motorola and then at Nokia Mobile Phones in US and Finland where he was directly responsible for end-to- end lifecycle of several hero devices like N70, N90, 6600, etc. and Nokia Marketplace Ovi.
Gaurav holds Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University and Master’s from Ahmedabad. His interest towards linking industry and academia took him to pursue his doctoral studies in Strategic Management and Marketing from University of Tampere, Finland during his time with Nokia.