Vinay has over 20 years of industry experience in the Internet, mobile, digital media and software industry in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial roles with global responsibility. Currently, he is with Microsoft in Gurgaon leading strategic partnerships for Bing across Asia and works with various Internet and mobile ventures in China, India, Japan, Korea and South East Asia.
Vinay also worked at Microsoft in Redmond (USA) for over eight years in MSN, Windows, Emerging Market and Internet Explorer groups in product management, business incubation and product marketing, before moving back to India. Upon returning to India, Vinay joined Times Internet Ltd as a Director (Corporate Strategy) where he was responsible for new business incubation, strategic alliances and investments. His entrepreneurial experience includes working as the COO for an education/e-learning startup and as the CEO for a mobile advertising startup.
Vinay is a Tie Charter Member and a venture advisor at Unitus Seed Fund. He is an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Computer Science graduate from BITS Pilani.