Vik Singh is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of a new startup. He also helps design and teach computer science and entrepreneurship classes 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

[LinkedIn] http://www.linkedin.com/in/viksingh1

[Twitter] http://twitter.com/zooie


12 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,

    As a del.icio.us user and a Google CSE animator (about french law) I am interested in the service you mention in your recent post. But the provided URL (http://idlivada.vpsland.com:8000/login.html) does not seem to work.

    Would please tell me how to access it, if it is still possible. your work seems promising..



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  3. I am in need of a good programmer to implement Google CSE on the website search (+maps API, and more).
    I have found your site thru google CSE example.

    Thank you to get back to asap, if you can help that would be terrific or maybe you know other people that did or do Google CSE?


  4. Hi Vik,

    Your CSE is something that I would like to have. right now all my results are going to google hosted web page. How did you get your search results to fit the theme of your website. Also let me know how you did your filters that way.

    You can take a look at my CSE at big5hire.com

    Please help me in giving suggestions to have the search results like the way your CSE returns.

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  6. Great article on comparing opensource serach engines!!! Very helpful…thank you. Have you written anything else on the subject in the last few years?

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