With over 10 years of Silicon Valley experience building consumer tech products that reached 100M+ users, Mona Gandhi took the plunge in 2019 to start her own company - Upraised. At Upraised, she's tackling the problem of employability for the youth of India.Prior to this, Mona was at Airbnb for 7 years, splitting time across US & APAC markets. Fun fact: She joined Airbnb in 2011 as the first female engineer. Before Airbnb, she was the Head of Analytics at Apture (acquired by Google), and Software Engineer at Social Media Networks (acquired by LivingSocial) and SixApart (acquired by VideoEgg). Mona continues to be a part of the Board of Advisors at LBB - Little Black Book and Mentor to 500 Startups. She's also an active angel investor.Mona holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S from Indiana University. In her free time Mona loves to spend time outdoors with her daughter Mira and travel with her family.