Mina is the co-founder of :Different, rebuilding property management. She’s currently a board advisor at AirTasker, an advisor at Antler, and has been actively involved with mentoring and advising teams on product questions big and small. Mina’s experience spans companies big and small across different industries and at different stages of growth. Beyond her operating experience, she has worked closely with top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was an advisor at Cowboy Ventures, advising portfolio companies on their product strategy and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. She also ran her own startup advisory and consulting firm, was a board advisor to several startups, and a mentor at 500 Startups. Before that, she joined Uber as its 20th employee. She was Uber’s first global Head of Product for almost 4 years, where she led such diverse initiatives such as car types, international expansion and surge pricing. Past experiences include Modcloth, Google and Goldman Sachs in a variety of product, technical and leadership roles working under Marissa Mayer and Sundar Pichai. Mina graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Cornell University.
When you think about most companies, you probably envision their external facing products – the beautiful consumer-facing mobile app, or the delightfully designed web product. Of course, these products are important but some of the most important products in the world are the ones behind the scenes. These are the products no one gets to see, but which in fact, are the products that create the moat behind the best tech companies in the world.