hi, i'm pranay

I am a Software Engineer / Entrepreneur from San Francisco.

Early Engineer @Tesla, tons of startup experience, a decade in Silicon Valley, MS CS from Georgia Tech. Currently Perfecting Checkout at Bolt!

I am a startup Investor | Mentor | Speaker | Blogger | Hacker

I strive to improve the world around me by solving important and hard problems using Engineering, Data, and Product. I enjoy systemic thinking using first principals, scientific method and modular reuse. I’ve worked on electric vehicles, adjacent green tech, cryptocurrency, fin-tech & SaaS.

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Find slides to my talks here

Startup Investing & Mentoring

I Invest in early-stage startups and Mentor them. I am a Mentor @Techstars.



I am a published author on dev, Bits and Pieces, The Ascent. In my blogs I talk about the complexities of humans and tech and everything in between. I cover topics like FOMO, Imposter syndrome on the human side and managing database migrations, internationalization, scalable architectures for IoT on the tech side. If this interests you come join the fun!

Contact Me

If you’d like to invite me to speak, mentor/adjudicate hackathons or collaborate in other ways – reach out to me on my social media or pranay.suresh@gmail.com