BIO of Amit Somani

Amit Somani is currently a Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners, an early-stage VC firm based out of Bangalore. He brings over 20 years’ of experience in technology and internet industries and is also deeply engaged with the early stage ecosystem in India. He actively volunteers with iSpirit, NASSCOM, and TiE. In his previous role as the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, Amit led the entire online product portfolio. He was a part of the leadership team that took the company public on NASDAQ in 2010. Amit has also been the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile and advertisement products at Google. One of his products (the search-based keyword tool) won the Google founder's award. Prior to his role at Google, Amit was the Director of the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California. Amit holds a B.S Computer Science (Gold medalist) from Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published several papers and holds seven US patents. When he is not busy mentoring and working with entrepreneurs, Amit loves to travel around the world, is a sports enthusiast, enjoys reading and is a fusion chef!
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