Shirish Nadkarni is the founder of Livemocha. He serves on the board as the representative of the commons stock shareholders.
Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder and CEO of TeamOn Systems where led a team that built a unique consumer wireless e-mail platform that is in use today by over 2 million BlackBerry users.
TeamOn Systems was acquired by RIM in 2002 for its innovative work which formed the basis for RIM’s highly successful launch into the consumer space as the BlackBerry Internet E-mail service.
Prior to RIM and TeamOn Systems, Shirish was a senior executive at Microsoft MSN where he successfully drove the product and business strategy that catapulted MSN.com from ninth place to among the Web’s top three portal sites.
While at MSN, he personally orchestrated the acquisition of Hotmail and partnership with Inktomi Corporation to jump start Microsoft’s entry into the two largest internet application categories – E-mail and Search respectively.
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