Kumar Thangudu previously worked for 20+ startups and several Fortune 500 companies as a marketing and sales consultant including LawnStarter, Strikingly, GetPerch, TapSlash Keyboard, The Fresh Diet, Prynt Cases, and Efabless (Chip Design 180nm Mixed Signal Analog Chips.) He bootstrapped 2 SaaS ventures and won 90K in hackathons with his cofounder whom he met in a San Francisco hackerhouse. He co-founded LinkTexting & Growamp which have grown to several hundred customers in 40 countries, until he and his cofounder stepped back to work on the Human Data Project full time. He is a Y Combinator alum of Summer 2012 where he tried building world’s cheapest cell tower: the company died and was reborn into Soylent.
He studied Operations Research/Industrial Engineering & Polymer-Textile-Fiber Engineering at Georgia Tech and interned at Kleiner Perkins backed Lehigh Technologies. He was the lead facility design engineer at Scan Tech Sciences – a particle accelerator startup.