Vik Singh is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of a new startup. He also helps design and teach computer science and entrepreneurship courses at UC Berkeley.
Vik was previously the CEO and Co-Founder of Infer, a company that provides a predictive platform for helping businesses win more customers. Infer was acquired by Ignite in 2017.
Infer has closed hundreds of paying enterprise logos, include HP, Microsoft, SAP (Concur), Salesforce (Quip, Desk), Cisco (AppDynamics), Tableau, Zendesk, New Relic, Cloudera, AdRoll, Okta and Xactly. Infer has also garnered more 5-star reviews on G2 Crowd compared to any other vendor in the market.
Infer raised $40 million from top tier investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Social Capital and Nexus Venture Partners. The company hired over 100 full-time heads. The core business ran profitably.
Previously, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month (powering services like Duck Duck Go). He also worked at Google and Microsoft, helping ship Google Custom Search and Windows XP SP2 Wireless. At Microsoft Research, he published with and worked under Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray.
At 24, MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators for his contributions to search. Vik has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Wired, Forbes, Technology Review, Business Insider and CRM Magazine. Vik is also a frequent author of op-eds for TechCrunch and VentureBeat.
Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems infrastructure and data modeling. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before college, Vik competed in policy debate; he won the California state championship and was selected as a Kentucky Fellow, which ranked him among the top 12 debaters in the country.
[Email] vik <dot> singh <dot> nospam <at> gmail <dot> com