Ankit is a Founding Partner at Gradient Ventures and a Director of Engineering at Google.
Previously, he was the Vice President of Product at SimilarWeb, which he joined via the acquisition of mobile intelligence startup Quettra that he founded and led as CEO. Prior to Quettra, Ankit was the Head of Search, Discovery and Infrastructure for Google Play, which he joined through the acquisition of Cuil. At Cuil, he helped build several parts of web, real time and social search engines from scratch.
Ankit has co-authored the leading chapter in the book Next Generation Search Engines: Advanced Models for Information Retrieval as well as one of the most defining blog posts about mobile app retention.
Ankit received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) and his MS in Computer Science with a focus on Parallel and Distributed Computing also from Cal. He received a Certificate in Management of Technology from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at Cal.