Saurabh Sharma, Jump Capital, New York

Judge, 2016 Global Finals (UNC)
Alum, Chicago Booth
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Saurabh is an experienced operator & investor with diverse experiences in tech investing, product management, data science & investment banking.
Prior to Jump Capital, Saurabh held various roles at Groupon including Head of Marketing & Special Operations for Ideel – Groupon’s fashion & lifestyle business, and Head of Relevance Strategy where he led optimization efforts for Groupon’s core product that drives customer personalization and real-time relevance. Before Groupon, Saurabh was an investor with Lightbank – an early stage venture capital fund where he evaluated investment opportunities in consumer tech, ed tech and digital health. Prior to Lightbank, Saurabh was an Investment Banker at Barclays Capital and and Algo Trader at Lehman Brothers in their New York & London offices . Saurabh started his career as a High-Performance Computing researcher at French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) in Paris where he focused on Compiler Optimization techniques for mission-critical computing. During business school, Saurabh co-founded a cleantech company focused on distributed & utility scale solar and was founding team member of Benchprep – a venture-backed digital learning platform.
Saurabh holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.