Alok Mittal is passionate about India's entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is a co-founder of Indian Angel Network, on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi, and an advisor to Adtech India. Alok joined Canaan in 2006 and is currently on the boards BharatMatrimony (Matrimony.com), IndiaProperty, iYogi, mCarbon, UnitedLex, CarTrade and Happiest Minds.
Alok's expertise is working with early stage consumer internet and mobile companies, as well as supporting innovators in managed software services and other IT enabled businesses. He is a regular speaker at prominent industry events such as TiE, NASSCOM, VCCircle, Adtech and more.
Prior to joining Canaan, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business, which was acquired by Monster.com, the global leader in online recruitment. He also brings strong Telecom experience to Canaan having worked for Hughes Software Systems. Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.
"Once you've figured out what you want to do, just go ahead and do it."
Defying gravity. The view from under the canopy. The feeling of clarity just before you jump, or at the end of a 15 mile run. And, when I really want to scare myself, jamming on the guitar.