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Carnegie Mellon University, BS 2003
Computer Science

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VP Engineering

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Director of Engineering

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Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal is VP of Engineering at Dropbox. He oversees the different engineering teams including new product development, infrastructure, platform and operations. Aditya came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication.

Prior to Cove, Aditya Agarwal was the Director of Product Engineering at Facebook where he oversaw the development of core products such as News Feed, Search, Photos, Profile and Applications. Aditya was one of the first engineers at Facebook and played an important role in helping to design and build core parts of the Facebook engineering infrastructure. He also wrote the initial Facebook search engine and co-authored Thrift, a popular open-source RPC framework. Before that, Aditya worked at Oracle on the Server Manageability team, which was responsible for creating a self-healing database.

Aditya holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. You can find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aditya.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Nervana Systems 4/2014Seed$600k6
Vamo 7/2013Convertible Note$1.6M24
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13



  1. Nervana Systems Raises Seed Cash From Prominent Angels for Machine Learning (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. Facebook Veteran Ari Steinberg’s New Startup Vamo Taps Big Data To Book You Cheap And Easy Travel (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Asana (privco.com) [edit]
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