|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS|
|University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.|
Gaurav is a Principal at Highland focusing on the internet, digital media, mobile, online marketing and financial services sectors. Gaurav represents Highland on the boards of StyleFeeder, Affine Systems and Top Ten Media. In addition, he currently is or has been actively involved with Highland’s investments in Navic Networks (acquired by Microsoft), CMI Marketing, Gotuit, GlobalStreams, Vibe Solutions and Coremetrics.
Background Prior to joining Highland Capital Partners, Gaurav was a Corporate Strategy manager at Microsoft Corporation, where he worked with the top leadership to define and implement corporate-wide growth opportunities via organic initiatives and acquisitions. Before Microsoft, Gaurav was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he led strategic projects for Fortune 100 companies across a number of verticals, including high tech, financial services, healthcare and energy. At McKinsey, Gaurav extensively advised senior management on investments and divestitures, operational improvement and organizational initiatives, and in developing and executing technology strategies and roadmaps.
Gauravâ€™s other experiences include working within product management at Microsoft (.NET initiative), within software engineering at IBM and as an investment professional at Mission Ventures.
Gaurav holds seven US technology patents. He has authored nine published works of research and has spoken at various conferences.