Don’t we all want to understand people’s behaviors over IM? Shruti Gandhi did just that when she started out. She started working with machine learning algorithms while working on her master’s thesis in computer science from Columbia University on understanding user behavior on instant messaging platforms. Now she is a managing partner at Array Ventures bringing a strong mix of operating and investing experience.
Previously, Shruti was an early stage venture capital investor at True Ventures, Samsung Electronics, Lightbank, HighBAR Partners, and the i2A Fund. She also spent some time at IBM, where she worked on self-earning algorithms that detected user location based on IP addresses, which she later incorporated into the Lotus Sametime product. Later, her company Penseev helped users make better connections with their friends based on social data.
When not investing, she is hacking on some app or thinking about ways she can be in many places at one time. Shruti also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, where she polished her finance skills before making the switch from engineer/founder to investor.
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