Deepak is the founder & CEO of KarmaCircles. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Packback (a Chicago-based startup funded by Mark Cuban & other notable angel investors) where he built their product strategy, online marketing strategy and engineering team. Prior to that, he was the Chief Product Officer of IndiaHomes (backed by NEA, Foundation Capital & Helion Ventures) where he built & led product management, marketing and engineering teams. Before that, he was Director of Product Management at Coupons.com (COUP) where he created & grew several multi-million dollar products. He has also been a senior executive at Microsoft & Nokia.
Deepak is a serial entrepreneur and has been with three successful startups across stages (0-1 million, 1-10 million and 10-100 million). He has experience across domains (email, content, coupons, retail, e-commerce, real estate, maps, traffic & education), across product types (consumer, enterprise, mobile, social and platform), across functions (engineering, product management & marketing) and across levels (individual contributor, manager, director, VP and CXO).
Deepak is a mentor at 500 Startups and an angel investor in few startups (Sverve, Packback, Wishberry, TheStylisted). He is also an advisor to Khosla Impact Fund & Impact Engine accelerator and advises several companies on strategy, product, marketing and technology.
Over the last three years, Deepak has reviewed more than 800 business plans and has advised more than 400 startups (TheCatch, Brave Champs, TrackNProtect, Cuponomia, Tushky, etc) in various areas. He has also judged several business plan competitions in University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Deepak is a computer science graduate from IIT, Delhi, India and holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He is a Mensa member and has patents for 4 of his inventions (3 issued, 1 pending).