Cartica Acquisition Corp team
Rana GujralBoard Member
Rana Gujral has been the CEO and director at Behavioral Signals since December 2019, an enterprise software company that excels at distinguishing behavioural signals in speech data with its proprietary deep learning AI technology. Mr. Gujral is majority owner of Hackient Inc., a software development company focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning and has served as a Director of the company since July 2021. He has also served as an Advisor at ActiveScaler Inc., a technology travel services company, since February 2013. Mr. Gujral also served as a Board Advisor of Token Inc. from May 2018 to March 2021. In 2014, Rana founded TiZE, an ML-based SaaS for specialty chemicals vertical and served as its President and CEO from June 2014 to December 2016. TiZE was thereafter acquired by Alchemy Cloud in 2016. Prior to TiZE, Rana led the turnaround of private-equity backed Cricut Inc. (NASDAQ: CRCT) as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2012 to September 2014. At Cricut, Rana affected the turnaround from bankruptcy to profitability within a short span of 2 years between May 2012 and September 2014. Previously, Rana was Vice President at Logitech S.A. from April 2017 to August 2018 and Sr. Manager at Kronos Inc. from June 2004 to Jan 2010. In both functions he was responsible for the development of best-in-class products generating billions in revenue and contributed towards several award-winning engineering innovations. As a thought-leader in the AI/technology space, he often leads plenary and parallel sessions at industry events such as World Government Summit, VOICE Summit, The Next Web Conference, Collision, and Horasis World Economic Forum. His bylines are featured in publications such as Hacker Noon, Voicebot.ai, SpeechTechMagazine, and is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes. He’s been recognized as an ‘AI Entrepreneur to Watch’ in Inc. Magazine, ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Review, awarded ‘US-China Pioneer’ by IEIE, and listed as a Top 10 Entrepreneur to follow in 2017 by Huffington Post. In 2020 he won “Contributor of the Year” in Hacker Noon’s Noonie’s Awards. Mr. Gujral attended Mahatma Jyotiba Phule (MJP) Rohilkhand University where he obtained a computer science degree in 1997. In 1999, he graduated from TACK International with a degree in marketing, and in 2001, Mr Gujral obtained his MTPO from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Finally, in 2005 Mr. Gujral obtained his MBA from University of Massachusetts.