Gaurav Arora heads the pan-India Business Development efforts for Amazon cloud business within the Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem. He works closely with the leading VC's, Incubators and Startup Communities and helps them to create value in their portfolio companies by leveraging the best of cloud computing and Amazon resources such as AWS Activate Program. In doing so, he supports startups to better develop, market, and monetize their offerings, and help them raise funding where appropriate.
Prior to joining Amazon, Gaurav worked as an Investment Professional with Prime Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in Western Europe. He was also a mentor at some of the bootcamps and startup challenges. With over 10 years of experience across India, US and Europe, his expertise cuts across semiconductors, mobile, cloud computing, venture capital and deal making. He has graduated Summa Cum Laude from IIT Delhi and Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA).