Shernaz Daver

Executive Advisor, Google Ventures

Shernaz is a leading marketing and business executive. She has over 20 years of experience building brands and consumer perception; advising executive management; scaling operational teams; and developing global businesses to accelerate growth and mindshare. Over her tenure, she has worked with numerous companies including Netflix, Walmart, Motorola, Polyvore, Khan Academy, Guardant Health, Indiegogo, Zynga, Groupon, Kosmix and Baidu. She serves as an advisor to companies in the VR, self-driving, consumer and enterprises spaces.

Most recently, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for Udacity where she built a world-renowned brand in the online learning space and propelled its growth and stature to millions of users and Fortune 500 partners.

Shernaz was the chief marketing officer and head of investor relations at Inktomi, a company that became one of the hottest Internet names reaching a $37 billion valuation. Shernaz started her career at Sun Microsystems with marketing and developer roles in the US and European offices.

Shernaz graduated from Stanford University Phi Beta Kappa and holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.

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