Gaurav Bubna

Gaurav Bubna

Co-Founder and CPO

Gaurav is a tech leader with a diverse background spanning startups, technology giants, and finance. As the Co-Founder of NextBillion.ai, he drives product innovation.

Before this, he played a pivotal role at Grab, where he led the Maps product team, scaling it from 10 to over 300 members and driving significant business growth through better maps and location-based services. His tenure at Ola saw him as a founding member and product head of Ola Play, the world’s first connected car platform tailored for ride-sharing.

Gaurav’s entrepreneurial journey includes being a founding member and Head of Product at ZLemma, which was later acquired by Hired.com. He co-developed ZLemma’s proprietary search engine for STEM recruitment and played a crucial role in fundraising and M&A negotiations. Earlier, he worked as a Quantitative Analyst at Morgan Stanley, contributing to cutting-edge projects across financial products.

An alumnus of IIT Bombay, Gaurav holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He further honed his leadership skills at Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Program. With a track record of innovation and strategic leadership, Gaurav continues to drive transformative change in the tech industry.

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