#EHour: Suneel Gupta | Rise
Suneel serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins and as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He was named the “New Face of Innovation” by the New York Stock Exchange. While serving as VP of Product Development at Groupon, he helped grow the business from millions in revenue to billions in revenue, and into what Forbes Magazine named the “fastest growing company of all time”.
As the Founder and CEO of Rise, he raised funding from Google Ventures and was backed by senior leaders at Facebook, Uber, and AirBnB. Just two years after launch, One Medical acquired Rise for nearly $20 million dollars.
Suneel has been heralded as a visionary product leader, and featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, CNBC, and The Today Show. Though he won’t always admit it, Suneel is also an attorney and is licensed to practice in California and in front of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to completing law school, he served in President Clinton’s West Wing. Suneel obtained a bachelor degree from The University of Michigan in Information Systems.