Ab Gupta

Ab Gupta

Operating Partner

The moment you doubt you can fly, you never will.

Peter Pan

Ab joined Boldstart as an operating partner in 2021 after leading fund 3 portfolio company Kustomer’s exit to Facebook. He was drawn to Ed and Eliot’s optimistic and hands-on leadership and is excited to use his extensive operational experience to support the firm’s early-stage founders.

At Kustomer, Ab served as VP of Global Operations and oversaw a variety of strategic initiatives, including revamping the company’s go-to-market efforts and the acquisition of AI-technology startup reply.ai.

Prior to that, Ab spent four years leading Uber’s Global Strategy & Planning team, reporting to the President and COO. His team supported the company’s ground-breaking growth to 60+ countries and 400+ cities worldwide and was responsible for solving the many operational challenges faced by GMs as they launched Uber’s Ridesharing and Eats businesses locally.

Ab previously co-founded a technology company in the home healthcare space, which he exited to the largest provider in the space, and began his career as a private equity investor at Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Fun Facts:

Favorite food: humphry slocombe ice cream
Favorite arcade game: fifa soccer by ea sports
Favorite cartoon character: eric cartman
Favorite music: coldplay
Favorite emoji: fire 🔥