Profile

Alok Goel

Cofounder and CEO at Drivetrain

23.4

Years of Experience

Education

isb, dtu

Companies

drivetrain, elevation capital, freecharge, redbus, redbus, google, google, google, adobe, hcl

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Experience

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    2021 - Present

    drivetrain

    Co-founder and CEO/CFO

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    2015 - 2021

    elevation capital

    Partner

    Led Elevation (formerly SAIF Partners)'s investments (alphabetical) in Factors.ai, Fareye, Goodera, Haber, Medtrail, Meesho, Sharechat, Superops, Toppr, Unacademy, Zomentum

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    2013 - 2015

    freecharge

    CEO

    Built entire team from scratch and re-designed company strategy at early series A round. Transitioned the company from desktop only to mobile only with world class mobile products. Established FreeCharge as a household name and a company known for innovation. Grew enterprise value by more than 30X and executed India's largest M&A in Indian internet space with acquisition of FreeCharge by SnapDeal.

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    2013 - 2013

    redbus

    Chief Operating Officer

    Lead business/P&L for India's hottest start-up. Played key role in largest exit in Indian internet space with acquisition of redbus.in by Naspers at USD 110M. Responsible for P&L, Business Strategy, Product, Marketing, Operations. Built mobile strategy for business and led company to become #1 OTA on mobile on play store with top rated app. Won several awards for great forward looking product design.

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    2012 - 2013

    redbus

    Chief Product Officer, Redbus

    Responsible for P&L, Business Strategy, Product, Marketing, Operations. Rebuilt the entire team and grew business. Techcrunch coverage: http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/21/redbus-continues-to-dominate-in-india-but-thats-not-what-makes-them-special/

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    2010 - 2012

    google

    Product Management, Google Display Network

    Responsible for monetization of Google's Display Ad Network (a.k.a. AdSense for Content). Bleeding edge innovations around new Ad Targeting solutions, Interest Based Advertising, Advertiser auto-optimization products. 2 approved & 10 pending Patents in Ads around interest based advertising, contextual ads.

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    2009 - 2010

    google

    Head of Search & Mobile Products, India

    - Led strategy and end-to-end product delivery for all Google mobile products in India. - Led Global strategy of Google Mobile News. Launched Google Mobile News - Conceived and launched Google Music Search at Google.co.in/music - Relaunched SMS Search with amazing success - Primary media spokesperson for all search and mobile related stuff

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    2007 - 2009

    google

    Product Manager - Search and Geo Local, India

    Led Product Management for Google India Search (google.co.in) and Google Geo-Local Search (Google.co.in/local). Led cross-functional team across engineering, legal, marketing, public relations, business development, and government relations. - Established Google's Geo Local as clear winner in the market - Conceived and led first ever print marketing campaign by Google India - Launched tons of search features (e.g. Cricket Scores on Search) with amazing success - Led global innovations around Geo-local data quality and SMB listing acquisitions - Launched annual Zeitgeist event which is now Google India's flagship annual PR event

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    2003 - 2006

    adobe

    Computer Scientist

    Lead for Adobe eBooks

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    1999 - 2003

    hcl

    Project Leader

    Architect, Team Lead, Mentor, Crisis Manager

Experience

6 Skills

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Founder

investments

Mobile

strategy

User Acquisition

Education

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    2006 - 2007

    isb

    MBA

    Strategic Marketing & Finance

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    1995 - 1999

    dtu

    Bachelor of Technology

    Electrical

Colleagues at drivetrain

Kumar Akash

Talent Partner

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Neeraz Lakkapragada

Senior Software Engineer

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Lomash Sharma

Senior Software Engineer

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Aamir Pasha

Associate Product Manager

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Alok Rana

Senior Software Engineer

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Alok Kumar

Founder

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alok chakravarty

senior engineer

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Alok Mishra

Chief Technology Officer

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Alok Mahaseth

Associate - Senior Developer

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Colleagues at elevation capital

Abhishek Sharma

Talent Specialist

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Dipesh Jain

AVP - Talent Acquisition | Non-Tech Leadership Hiring

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Kallan H

Vice President: Head - Talent Acquisition | Leadership hiring.

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Colleagues at freecharge

Jayant Arora

Lead Software Development Engineer -Android

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Kanak Gupta

Graduate Engineering Trainee

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Kanwar Deep Mohil

Software Development Engineer

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