Rahul Vohra

Rahul Vohra

LinkedIn Intro. CEO of Rapportive. Computer Scientist, Gamer, Entrepreneur.

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet

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Rahul Vohra's Overview

Current
Past
  • Co-founder at mo.jo
  • Chairman at Cambridge University Entrepreneurs
  • President at Cambridge University Entrepreneurs
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Rahul Vohra's Experience

LinkedIn Intro

LinkedIn

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; LNKD; Internet industry

March 2012Present (2 years 8 months) San Francisco Bay Area

In 2012, LinkedIn acquired Rapportive, an email company that I co-founded. Since then, we have been furiously working together to build a groundbreaking mobile product: LinkedIn Intro.

The growth of mobile email is simply staggering. In 2009, less than 4% of emails were read on mobile. In 2013, half of all emails are read on a mobile device!

So we set ourselves the challenge: bring the power of LinkedIn, and the technology of Rapportive, straight to the Apple Mail app on your iPhone.

We call it… LinkedIn Intro.

With Intro, you can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. In just one tap, you can unlock a rich, interactive, application-like experience — right in your iPhone Mail app. You can see a summaries of people and your strongest mutual connections. You can see occupations, past and current, and their full descriptions. You can even see where people went to school.

With Intro, you can craft the perfect response.

Intro gives you everything you need to put faces to names, establish rapport, write the most effective emails — and ultimately — be brilliant with people, and better at at what you do.

To get Intro for iPhone, head to intro.linkedin.com.

CEO & Co-Founder

Rapportive

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2010Present (4 years 10 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.

You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes.

Imagine relationship management built into your email. For free.

Rapportive was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012:
http://blog.rapportive.com/rapportive-acquired-by-linkedin

Investor

sendwithus

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

October 2013Present (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area

Simple A/B Testing for Transactional Email.

Works with SendGrid, mailgun, Mandrill, Dynect, and AWS Simple Email Service.

Investor

EasyPost

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Package/Freight Delivery industry

April 2013Present (1 year 7 months) San Francisco Bay Area

EasyPost allows you to integrate postage with any application in minutes instead of weeks.

• Compare Services. Get the best rates on your shipments. Compare prices and delivery times with USPS, Fedex, UPS, and more.
• Buy Postage. Purchase postage in one API call. We persist the label so you can access it at anytime.
• Verify an Address. Never ship to an invalid address again. Lookup missing zip codes, cities, and states. We will even warn you about missing apartment numbers.

Technical Advisor

BOLDstart Ventures

Privately Held; Myself Only; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

January 2013Present (1 year 10 months)

BOLDstart Ventures provides seed and first-round financing to early stage internet companies.

Our investments include Enterproid, IndieGoGo, Blaze.io (acquired by Akamai), GoInstant (acquired by Salesforce), ThinkNear (acquired by Telenav), and Rapportive (acquired by LinkedIn).

Advisor

Partender

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Food & Beverages industry

October 2012Present (2 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area

Bar Inventory. From 6 hrs to less than 15 minutes. On iOS and Android.

Advisor

Parakweet, Inc

Internet industry

September 2012Present (2 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Parakweet analyses social media to generate personalised product recommendations. Our natural language processing technology identifies products, and the intent to purchase, from hundreds of millions of social media conversations every single day.

We are currently running pilots with major customers, and we are backed by some of the best angel investors in Silicon Valley, New York, and Europe.

Investor

Monogram

August 2012Present (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Shopping. Personalized. Reimagined.

Co-founder

mo.jo

October 2007September 2009 (2 years) Cambridge, United Kingdom

mo.jo developed a web application which enabled large organisations to crowdsource business ideas and teams. We sold this to Cancer Research UK (the largest cancer charity outside the US) and the Ordnance Survey (the UK's national mapping agency).

Chairman

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs

September 2007September 2008 (1 year 1 month) Cambridge, United Kingdom

President

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs

February 2006June 2007 (1 year 5 months) Cambridge, United Kingdom

CUE is one of the most successful student-run business creation competitions in the world. Since 1999 we've awarded over £500k to over 40 start-ups. Our alumni have secured over £33M of further investment and employ over 110 people.

Game Designer

Jagex

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Games industry

June 2004September 2004 (4 months) Cambridge, United Kingdom

I worked on RuneScape, the most popular free online RPG. I created the quests Tai Bwo Wannai Trio and Monkey Madness; the latter remains one of the most popular in the game.

Rahul Vohra's Skills & Expertise

  1. Product Development
  2. Product Management
  3. User Experience
  4. User Interface Design
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Start-ups
  7. Email
  8. Web Design
  9. Web Development
  10. JavaScript
  11. Advanced CSS
  12. Ruby
  13. Ruby on Rails
  14. Marketing Strategy
  15. Contact Management
  16. Public Speaking
  17. Presentations
  18. Product Design
  19. Facial Rigging
  20. Mobile Applications
  21. Social Media
  22. Student Engagement
  23. Talent Acquisition
  24. Software Development
  25. Software Engineering
  26. SaaS
  27. Venture Capital
  28. Mobile Devices
  29. E-commerce
  30. Distributed Systems
  31. Git

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Rahul Vohra's Education

University of Cambridge

PhD (on leave), Computer Science

20062007

University of Cambridge

BA Hons, Computer Science

20022005

Rahul Vohra's Patents

  • Dynamically Updating Content In Email

    • United States Patent Application 3080.160US1
    • Filed February 27, 2014

    Covers methods for automatically updating email content when users open an email, and also as they continue to read email.

  • Optimizing E-mail For Mobile Devices

    • United States Patent Application 3080.159US1
    • Filed February 28, 2014

    Covers methods for making links in emails have different destinations on desktop and mobile. This can be used, for example, to make links in mobile emails open a mobile app.

  • Controlling The Actions Of A Mobile Browser

    • United States Patent Application 3080.158US1
    • Filed February 27, 2014

    Covers methods for making links launch mobile apps if they are installed, and if not, seamlessly fall back to web pages.

  • Navigating Between A Mobile Application And A Mobile Browser

    • United States Patent Application 3080.157US1
    • Filed February 27, 2014

    Covers methods for seamlessly and quickly getting users between mobile apps and mobile browsers, including using the browser back button to open the mobile app.

  • Communication Systems and Methods

    • United States Patent Application 3080.036US1
    • Filed December 7, 2012

    Covers Rapportive and LinkedIn Intro technologies: proxying email via IMAP, SMTP, Exchange ActiveSync, and adding contextual information.

  • Communication Systems and Methods

    • United States Patent Application 3080.036US2
    • Filed December 7, 2012

    Covers Rapportive and LinkedIn Intro technologies: embedding actions in email: sharing, liking, saving, and commenting on shared links.

  • Communication Systems and Methods

    • United States Patent Application 3080.036US3
    • Filed December 7, 2012

    Covers Rapportive and LinkedIn Intro technologies: embedding task management and to-do reminders in email.

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