Gaurav Singh

Angestellt, SVP Global Data Analytics, BMG Rights Management GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Startups
Venture Capital
Business Development
Product Management
Strategy
Innovation
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
IT
Software Engineering
Computer Science
BI
Data
Data Science
Data Analytics
Analytics
Business Intelligence
Entrepreneurship
Leadership
AI
ML

Timeline

Professional experience for Gaurav Singh

  • Current 6 months, since Dec 2023

    SVP Global Data Analytics

    BMG Rights Management GmbH

    Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) is the youngest of the world's big music companies, seeking to serve artists and songwriters using the best technology. Leading the Global Data Analytics team of analysts, data scientists and stewards across Germany, the US and the UK as Senior Vice President. Growing the dynamic business and transforming the music industry e.g. by spotting the best talent worldwide and by helping artists unleash their creative potential through disuptive AI and innovative data products.

  • 5 years and 11 months, Jan 2018 - Nov 2023

    Director BI & Data Analytics

    allmyhomes GmbH

    allmyhomes is a leading PropTech founded by the ex CEO of Scout24. Built up the BI & Data Analytics department from scratch and led the central team of analysts, data scientists and data engineers. Implemented predictive ML models on lead scoring and dynamic pricing to boost profitability. Oversaw AWS data infrastructure and Tableau dashboards for both internal stakeholders (C-level, Marketing, Sales, Product, Operations, Finance) as well as external clients (real estate developers, brokerages, investors).

  • 1 year, Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

    VC Principal

    Redstone Digital GmbH

    Redstone is a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm managing multiple VC Funds and working with corporate venture funds. We reinvented corporate Venture Capital through our VC-as-a-Service model, which connects industry leaders with ambitious founders. Acquired two large corporate/DAX clients. Managed the €100m+ Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures CVC fund investing into mobility, logistics, AI and IoT ventures.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Mar 2015 - Dec 2016

    Founder, CEO, Consultant

    Tech Startups, Mynigma, JobXChange

    > 2016: Consulted company builder and disruptive tech startups (CEOs) on overall strategy, pitch and investors/fundraising. > 2015-16: CEO at Mynigma: Responsible for strategy, sales and finance for automated, secure e-mail encryption app (CeBIT Innovation Award). Generated pipeline of 100+ B2B leads and achieved commercial go-to-market with 10 signed B2B customers. > 2015: Co-Founder at JobXChange: Developed digital marketplace for external job-rotation (“ERASMUS for professionals”).

  • 3 years and 4 months, Nov 2011 - Feb 2015

    VP Business Development & Head of Investment Mgmt

    hub:raum (Deutsche Telekom)

    Built up and led the Investment Manager team of hub:raum Berlin (DTAG incubator). Generated deal flow of > 1000 startups per year. Oversaw investments such as Blinkist, Salonmeister, Vigour.io, qLearning, Contiamo (all received VC follow-on invests). Also led the Partnering (Internal Sales & Biz Dev) team in Berlin, Darmstadt and Bonn, successfully feeding startup technologies to DT’s corporate innovation areas (e.g. IoT, Security, Health, SaaS). Achieved growing portfolio value (IRR > 30%) and first exits.

  • 1 year, Nov 2010 - Oct 2011

    Senior Manager Portfolio Development / Strategy

    Deutsche Telekom AG, Products & Innovation

    Developing the strategy and online business for Deutsche Telekom's Digital Services (PSN): Assessing M&A targets and Internet business models. Negotiating with innovative global startup partners. Evaluating latest market trends and competition in Advertising, Cloud, LBS, Media, Classifieds, Social, etc. Defining the product portfolio strategy for top management. Recommending growth actions to the Digital Business Units.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Apr 2008 - Oct 2010

    Manager Special Projects / International Business Development

    be2

    Led cross-functional projects for the (then) fastest-growing online matchmaker worldwide, backed by Index Ventures. Developed business plan for Indian business and became Country Manager India (P&L responsibility, go-to-market in 4 months). Led group-wide sales-up project spanning TV Ads, Online Mktg, Product and Country Mgt, improving profitability by 25%. Prioritized product requests across 37 countries. Drove strategic initiatives to optimize country and deal portfolio. Headed social network integration.

  • 5 months, Oct 2007 - Feb 2008

    Co-Founder, Entrepreneurial Advisor

    Credibli, Inc.

    Shaped online credibility scoring application. Interviewed potential customers in Silicon Valley. Wrote full business plan. Developed Facebook application. Pitched to seasoned entrepreneurs and Sand Hill Road venture capitalists. Mentored by Gordon Eubanks, former CEO of Symantec.

  • 3 months, Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

    Strategy Consultant

    Booz & Company

    Conceptualized executive project management toolkit and plan for a leading European renewable energy company. Developed KPIs for all corporate business processes. Led RFI provider analysis for invoice digitalization. Prepared client workshop.

  • 3 months, Apr 2007 - Jun 2007

    Online Marketing Associate

    Mozilla

    Formulated creative marketing plan to increase Firefox browser adoption. Conceptualized new download and start page reaching 200M+ users worldwide and boosting market share by 20%+.

  • 6 months, Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

    Quality Management Specialist

    SAP Labs Canada

    Designed test cases for SAP ERP applications. Moderated meetings with Project Leads to discuss implementation progress within global CRM team across Canada, Germany, India and the US. Coordinated test execution in Bangalore via phone conferences.

  • 7 months, Aug 2005 - Feb 2006

    Software Project Manager

    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, SAP AG

    Reported "Performance Simulation and Modeling for SAP NetWeaver Applications” project to Prof. Plattner. Analyzed enteprise applications. Designed software system architecture and components in J2EE and ABAP. Managed project PR. Led nine-person team.

Educational background for Gaurav Singh

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2006 - Dec 2007

    Management Science & Engineering

    Stanford University

    Coursework included: Leadership, Global Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, Public Speaking, Information Systems, Internet Commerce, Interdisciplinary Software Design (d.school). Received Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

  • 10 months, Oct 2004 - Jul 2005

    Computer Science

    University of Oxford

    Completed two thirds of the Computer Science Master's program as undergraduate visiting student and took Management classes at Saïd Business School.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Oct 2002 - Mar 2006

    IT Systems Engineering

    Hasso-Plattner-Institute

    Private institute affiliated to the University of Potsdam teaching Computer Science as Systems Engineering discipline. Received Gold Medal and scholarship from Hasso Plattner for being best undergraduate student.

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

  • Punjabi

    -

  • Hindi

    -

Interests

Entrepreneurship
Internet
Consumer Electronics
Cars
Soccer

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