Rana Gujral

Rana Gujral

Rana is an entrepreneur, an executive and a products geek. Rana brings extensive experience in consumer electronics, software, mobile, product development, business strategy and emerging markets.

California, United States
Member since September 15, 2013
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Locations of interest
Credentials None
Sloan School of Management - MIT General Management
University of Massachusetts , MBA , Finance
Rohilkhand University B.S. Computer Science

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
QTLingo, Sovereign Systems
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Cloudera, Leap Motion

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

It's hard to strike a work-life balance. One needs to make honest choices and understand the impact of those choices. In the end, when you make it happen, it's all worth it.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not focusing on the team early and often.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. It's all about execution.
2. Hire the right people.
3. Be persistent.

Full bio

Rana brings extensive experience in consumer focused B2B and B2C products with major corporations such as Cricut; Logitech; Kronos etc where he has been responsible for the development of best-in-class products and contributed towards several award-winning engineering innovations. Rana has also worked with Deutsche Bank AG and has served on the board of directors for a United Way non-profit, contributing in functions of operations, finance and strategy. Rana received a  B.S.Computer Science from Rohilkhand University, a finance MBA from the University of Massachusetts and an MTPO from the Sloan School of Management-MIT