Entrepreneurship and Innovation @
University of California, Berkeley
Prior to founding Infer, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. In 2009, MIT’s Technology Review listed
Prior to founding Infer, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. In 2009, MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators for his contributions to search. He also worked at Google and Microsoft, both in research and products, helping ship Custom Search and XP SP2 Wireless. At MSR he worked with Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray, co-authoring a publication about the SkyServer. Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems infrastructure, and content optimization. Vik graduated with a Bachelor's from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science.
CEO & Co-Founder @ Infer delivers data science applications that help businesses win more customers. Our SaaS solution rapidly models the untapped data sitting in companies’ sales and marketing automation systems, along with thousands of external customer signals Infer crawls from the web, to help businesses accurately predict their top prospects.
Customers - which include industry leaders such as Tableau, SurveyMonkey, Zendesk, New Relic, Cloudera, Box, AdRoll, Pentaho, Atlassian, Zenefits and Xactly - are seeing their conversion rates improve anywhere between 150 - 600%. Infer has raised over $35 million to date from top tier investors, including Redpoint Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. From May 2010 to Present (5 years 8 months) Entrepreneur in Residence @ From December 2009 to May 2010 (6 months) Architect / Director @ Reported to the SVP/GM of Search.
Created BOSS (Build your Own Search Service); now runs 1B queries/month.
Shipped the new delicious.com homepage.
Founding Coke team - pioneered 300%+ CTR on Yahoo.com.
Co-founded the Audience Applied Sciences Group in Y! Labs.
Created TweetNews (Twitter News Search), BOSSy (QnA Search).
Created the Yahoo-Delicious integrated search product. From July 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 6 months) Software Engineer @ Worked on Google Custom Search (2006 - 2007 during college).
Developed a Custom Search for Delicious service.
Worked on Q&A search and Bigtable in research (summer 2005). From May 2005 to January 2007 (1 year 9 months) Researcher @ Had the greatest honor to work with Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray on data mining the SkyServer web and SQL logs; Co-authored a publication (summer 2006).
Software Development/Test Engineer (summer 2004) in the Wireless Networking group; helped ship the new wireless experience for XPSP2. From May 2004 to August 2006 (2 years 4 months)
Bachelors, Computer Science @ University of California, BerkeleyEntrepreneurship and Innovation @ University of California, Berkeley Vik Singh is skilled in: Scalability, Big Data, MapReduce, Hadoop, Search, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Analytics, Data Mining, Mobile Applications, Distributed Systems, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Data Science, SaaS, Start-ups, Strategy, Product Management, Strategic Partnerships