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Sanjay Parekh

(Innovation + Strategy) for (Business + Technology)

Location
Greater Atlanta Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Startup Riot,
  2. Grok Ventures
Previous
  1. Coyote Point Systems,
  2. Digital Envoy,
  3. Earthlink
Education
  1. Emory University - Goizueta Business School
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Startup Riot

Startup Riot

Founder

– Present

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Background

Summary

Sanjay was a founder of Digital Envoy where he led the strategic vision of the company most recently as the Chief Strategy Officer and previously as the CEO. Sanjay is also the original inventor of Digital Envoy's patented NetAcuity IP intelligence technology. Digital Envoy was acquired by Landmark Communications in June 2007.

Sanjay has served as an expert consultant for numerous startups, corporations, and organizations including the Department of Justice.

In 2004, Sanjay was named an Outstanding Young Atlantan by Outstanding Atlanta, one of the "Top 40 Under 40" Georgians by Georgia Trend magazine, and a 2004 American Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2003, Sanjay was named to MIT's Technology Review TR100 list as one of the top 100 young innovators of 2003 and one of the "Top 50 Entrepreneurs" in Atlanta by Catalyst Magazine. Sanjay was also named a Technology Pioneer with the World Economic Forum in 2002 and 2003.

Sanjay has an electrical engineering degree, specializing in computer engineering, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sanjay also holds an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Specialties: Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Strategy

Experience

Founder

Startup Riot
– Present (6 years 9 months)

Startup Riot started as a one day conference that highlights 30 startups for 3 minutes each. The event has been held annually in Atlanta, Georgia since 2008 and in Seattle, Washington in 2011 and 2012. The event is growing and also now includes a startup recruiting event.

Startup Riot is a production of Grok Ventures LLC.

Founder

Grok Ventures
– Present (6 years 11 months)

Innovation and startup consulting firm that also produces Startup Riot.

Member, Board of Directors

Coyote Point Systems
(3 years 9 months)

Founder and CEO / Chief Strategy Officer / Member, Board of Directors

Digital Envoy
(8 years 4 months)

Originally founded the company after inventing the NetAcuity technology. Recruited the original founding employees and executives. Successfully raised $1.5m in angel funding and then led the executive team through more than two hundred venture capitalist presentations over ten months culminating with an investment of $10.5m from AOL Time Warner Ventures, Siemens Venture Capital, Garage Technology Ventures, H&Q Asia Pacific, Frontier Capital, Cordova Ventures, and Crossbow Ventures in July 2001.

Chief evangelist for the company to the public, press, clients, and prospects. Responsible for training and guiding the team in a number of different aspects. Spearheaded the development of Digital Envoy’s technology and vision.

Digital Envoy was acquired by Landmark Communications in June 2007.

Senior Product Manager and Consultant to the VP, Consumer Access Products

Earthlink
(7 months)

Hired to develop EarthLink’s video on demand and online video strategy.

Senior Systems Engineer

ARRIS
(3 years 10 months)

Among the first twenty employees hired within the company and the first Systems Engineer to be hired and deployed to the field. Responsible for new field deployments and managing customer expectations. Also responsible for being fully engaged during the sales process and ensuring a smooth technical sale. Founder of a new consulting group within Arris Interactive named Acceleration Services (now known as ARRIS Global Professional Services).

Organizations

Leadership Atlanta

Class of 2014

Council on Foreign Relations

Life Member
– Present

World Economic Forum

Technology Pioneer

IEEE

Senior Member
– Present

Student Member from 1993-1996, Member from 1996-2003, Senior Member from 2003-present

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Marshall Memorial Fellow

BMW Stiftung (Foundation) Herbert Quandt

Fellow

American Civil Liberties Union, Georgia chapter

Member, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

Kentucky Colonel

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Outstanding Young Atlantan

Outstanding Atlanta

Top 40 Under 40 Georgian

Georgia Trend magazine

TR100 (top 100 young innovator)

MIT Technology Review

Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni

Georgia Institute of Technology

Languages

  1. Gujarati

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Angel Investing
  • Venture Capital
  • Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Early-stage Startups
  • Technology
  • Software Development
  • Big Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Startups
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Start-ups
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Professional Services
  • Mobile Devices
  • Product Management
  • Thought Leadership
  • Mobile Applications
  • Business Strategy
  • Product Marketing
  • Consulting
  • SaaS
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Cross-functional Team...
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Patents

Systems and methods for determining collecting and using geographic locations of internet users(Link)

United States 6,757,740
Issued March 31, 2000

A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geographic route based on the host locations and then assigning a confidence level to the assigned location. A system collects the geographic information and allows web sites or other entities to request the geographic location of their visitors. The database of geographic locations may be stored in a central location or, alternatively, may be at least partially located at the web site. With this information, web sites can target content, advertising, or route traffic depending upon the geographic locations of their visitors. Through web site requests for geographic information, a central database tracks an Internet user's traffic on the Internet whereby a profile can be generated. In addition to this profile, the central database can store visitor's preferences as to what content should be delivered to an IP address, the available interface, and the network speed associated with that IP address.

Geo-intelligent traffic reporter(Link)

United States 7,685,311
Issued March 25, 2002

A traffic reporter gathers real-time information on traffic conditions within a network and sends out traffic reports to traffic managers. The traffic reporter analyzes the network and also gathers network information from the traffic managers and analyzers dispersed throughout the network. These traffic reports provide real-time information on network conditions to allow the traffic managers to route network traffic in the most efficient, reliable, and fastest manner.

Geo-intelligent traffic manager(Link)

United States 7,844,729
Issued October 30, 2000

A traffic manager determines the geographic locations of end points on Internet traffic and routes the traffic in the most efficient manner. A set of analyzers may be disposed to analyze the network, such as the geographic locations of nodes in the network, latency times and speed between nodes, available bandwidth, etc. The traffic manager obtains this intelligence on the network from the analyzers and routes traffic accordingly. The traffic manager considers not only the most direct route but also considers the speed, available bandwidth, and reliability of the routing. The traffic manager can be disposed any within the network, such as part of DNS service or as an HTTP redirect. Thus, the traffic manager can be implemented in routers, switches, sprinklers, load balancers, DNS server, or other servers. In modeling the network traffic and behavior, the traffic manager may simply portions of the network and employ probability and statistics in approximating the network behavior.

Geo-intelligent traffic reporter(Link)

United States 8,060,606
Issued January 25, 2010

A traffic reporter gathers real-time information on traffic conditions within a network and sends out traffic reports to traffic managers. The traffic reporter analyzes the network and also gathers network information from the traffic managers and analyzers dispersed throughout the network. These traffic reports provide real-time information on network conditions to allow the traffic managers to route network traffic in the most efficient, reliable, and fastest manner.

Geo-intelligent router(Link)

Europe EP1699189
Issued September 6, 2006

Method and system for geo-targeted content delivery(Link)

United States 8,463,942
Issued February 22, 2010

A method and server for providing geo-targeted content delivery are provided. The method may include receiving, by a web server, a request for information from an Internet user; determining, by the web server, a geographic location of the Internet user; and tailoring information provided to the Internet user based at least in part on the geographic location of the Internet user. Determining the geographic location of the Internet user may involve obtaining a route through the Internet to a target host for an IP address associated with the Internet user, wherein the route may include one or more intermediate hosts; deriving a geographic location of one or more of the intermediate hosts within the route; and automatically determining the geographic location of the Internet user by analysis of the route and the geographic location of the one or more intermediate hosts.

Education

Emory University - Goizueta Business School

MBA, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy

Activities and Societies: One Year Accelerated Full Time MBA Program, Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy Fellow, Dean's List (Fall 2005)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelors, Electrical Engineering

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