Gagan Biyani is an entrepreneur and internet marketer. He has specialized in marketplace businesses and education.As Co-Founder and President of Udemy, he led marketing, fundraising, public relations, and operations from pre-launch. Udemy grew from 0 to 5,000 courses and 0 to 500,000 users under his tenure. His efforts led to press mentions by Bill Gates, New York Times, TechCrunch and Inc. Udemy has raised a total of $16M in venture capital.
Since leaving Udemy, Gagan was an advisor / interim head of demand marketing at Lyft. There, he led the launch of Lyft Los Angeles, which grew faster than San Francisco's blockbuster launch.Gagan was a writer for TechCrunch under the "MobileCrunch" brand. One of his articles resulted in an FTC investigation and lawsuit, as reported by the New York Times.He also co-founded the Growth Hackers Conference, which brings together 500 top internet marketers for a one-day event in Silicon Valley: Gagan graduated in 3 years from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics. Born in Mountain View, CA, he is a Bay Area native.
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