Alka Gupta is tech entrepreneur, fortune 500 former exec, and advisor with experience in digital transformations, fintech, identity, and globalization. She has been at the early stages of significant disruptions including ecommerce, payments, and blockchain globally.
Alka is Co-Founder and Board Director at globaliD, an identity platform leveraging the blockchain. She is currently an Advising Partner at HardYaka Ventures. Prior, Alka was with eBay/PayPal as head of strategy for Marketplaces defining new markets and growth strategies. Before eBay, Alka was VP of Business Development at Retrevo (acq. By BN) where she built strategic partnerships to generate early revenue. Earlier, she spent eight years at Lycos (NASDAQ: LCOS; acq. by Telefonica), the first search engine to IPO, initially as a product manager, eventually as GM running a global suite of products, and then as VP Corporate Development and Strategy.
Ms. Gupta holds an MBA from The Wharton School and B.S. (cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Board Director at globaliD, Digital Frontiers, and Fintel Labs and Board Advisor at Rova, Inc. and Women in Identity. She serves on the Finance and Audit Board Committee, MPCSD; World Economic Forum Digital Advisory Council; a Distinguished Wharton Women in Business Alumna Award Nominee; past member of the Wharton Alumni Admissions Committee; past Board of Director and President of Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation; Former Charter Member and Chair of Mentoring Program at TiE; early Advisory Board Member Women 2.0.