A mango cultivar that is considered by many to be one of the best in terms of sweetness and flavor. It is grown in western India, where the founders grew up. Alphonso Labs is a wildly creative startup, revolutionizing the way you read your news on-the-go.
|Akshay Kothari – Co-founder, CEO
Akshay graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Electrical Engineering. He calls himself a “fake EE”, since he spent most of his time taking computer science and design courses. He is mad about mobile interaction design, thinking about novel interactions during the day and coding nifty apps in the night. He likes good vegetarian food, down-tempo music, spontaneous drives to the beach and cashmere sweaters. He semi-maintains a portfolio at sunshyness. You can reach Akshay at firstname.lastname@example.org or @akothari.
|Ankit Gupta – Co-founder, CTO
Ankit graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Computer Science. He studied Artificial Intelligence at Stanford and loves writing recommendation algorithms. A true code junkie, he once woke up at 5 in the morning to compete in a TopCoder competition; on a vacation. Ankit likes taking long walks, listening to Alternative Folk and watching Quentin Tarantino movies. When not coding, Ankit can be found thinking of new business models for the Music Industry and avoiding cookies. You can reach Ankit at email@example.com or @gankit.
|Albert Lai – VP of Engineering
Albert graduated from Stanford with a Masters in Computer Science and a BS in EECS at UC Berkeley. You can find him at Cal football games during the fall, on the slopes during the winter, sneezing during the spring, and coding year round. In his spare time he plays the drums in Rock Band, attempts to cook, and mentors a FIRST Robotics team. Newly introduced to the world of design, Albert is excited to create compelling apps. You can reach Albert at @albertlai or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cristina Cordova – VP of Business Development
Cristina graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors in Political Science. While in school, she spent a year researching the ethics of privacy on online social networks and moonlighted for Tapulous (now part of Disney Mobile) and a few other startups. She also worked at Google on Search before joining Alphonso Labs. She loves new music, caffeine, gadgets and technology. Find out more about her at www.cristinajcordova.com. You can reach Cristina at @cristinacordova or email@example.com.
|Greg Bayer – VP of Platforms
Greg graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Computer Science. Previously, he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs where he built and lead the Hadoop research program. He is extremely passionate about big data challenges and enjoys hacking on mobile apps in his free time. When not near a computer, he can be found exploring San Francisco, biking in Berkeley, or skiing in Tahoe. Follow him at @gregbayer or www.gbayer.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Purin Phanichphant – User Experience Design Lead
Purin is currently a second-year graduate product design student. Previously, he double-majored in Industrial Design and HCI at Carnegie Mellon University, and worked at Microsoft, Farmgroup, and IDEO as a product and interaction designer. In his free time, he enjoys building bicycles, collecting Eames furniture, cooking Thai food, and going on “fancy picnics.” Check out his website at www.purincess.com or drop him a line at email@example.com.
|Jean Hsu – Android Development Lead
Jean graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After she graduated, she moved out to California and worked at Google for almost two years. She worked on a web app and a few Android apps independently before joining Alphonso Labs. In her free time, she likes ultimate frisbee, camping, pottery, and fun adventures. Follow her at @jyhsu or www.jeanhsu.com. She can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tyler Neylon – iOS Guy
Tyler has a PhD in applied math from New York University. Prior to Pulse, Tyler was a software engineer at Google, and has worked as an iPhone app consultant for his company, Bynomial, Inc. He enjoys mathy puzzles, and is generally bad at cooking, although he can make a mean grilled cheese. Follow him at @bynomial or www.bynomial.com/blog/. She can also be reached at email@example.com.
|Myoung Kang – CFO
Myoung counts our “beans” and manages our finance, HR, and other adminstrative functions. She has been doing this for over fifteen years. When she isn’t working at startups, she works her second shift – mother to 3 kids (chauffeur, cook, etc).