In a framework of EiR mentorship program in Ukraine we invite you to meet Neeraj Berry, a technology entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, Co-Founder of Sprig. In 2016, Neeraj was recognized as Forbes' 30 Under 30 for his work in Consumer Internet.
Neeraj started Sprig in 2013 with a heart-felt mission: delivering healthy, sustainable, and tasty organic meals in under 20min. They started by scrapping a quick & dirty MVP together, sold 40 meals the first night and then never stopped growing. Half a million meals later (having build an awesome product), they raised $45M from Greylock Partners and kept expanding their operations.
Neeraj will share his journey and founding tips for fearless entrepreneurs. Join us to hear his insights on how to:
- Reach product-market-fit fast
- Find creative solutions to survive pre-funding
- Take strategic & product decisions in an ever-moving market
- Scale your business: challenges & life-hacks
When: 19:00, July 24th.
Where: UNIT.City, 1 Dorohozhytska St., Kyiv.
Please be aware that seats are limited. Register now to ensure your participation.
Feel free to prepare a lot of questions and be ready for active networking after the event!
More about the speaker:
Neeraj Berry, the co-founder and creator of Sprig, a vertically-integrated online restaurant that prepared and delivered ready-to-eat meals on-demand. Sprig raised $57M in venture funding from top Silicon Valley investors, including Greylock Partners, Social Capital, Accel Partners and Battery Ventures, scaled to 1,200 employees, and served over 2 million meals over 3.5 years to customers in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Chicago. Over the course of the business, Neeraj oversaw the operations, expansion, finance, business operations, culinary organizations and the executive team.
Particular areas of his focus include strategic planning, executive management, finance, product creation, on-demand logistics, supply and demand generation, geographic expansion, recruitment, operations, online marketplaces, food innovation and workforce management.
Prior to Sprig, Neeraj led marketing and operations as part of the founding team for 12Society (2012-2013), a celebrity-backed, innovative subscription commerce business. Notably, Neeraj helped scale 12Society from $0 to $1M in run-rate revenue in 4 weeks after launch.
Prior to 12Society, Neeraj worked in investment banking on the Leveraged Finance team at Jefferies & Co (2009-2011). He was named one of the top analysts in his class.
Neeraj graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics and Global Studies.
The program Entrepreneur-In-Residence brings experienced international entrepreneurs to Ukraine and connects them with local startup ecosystem and top Ukrainian startups. Launched by UNIT.City Innovation Park together with Max Gurvits (Founder of EIR Europe, Head of Cross Border Angels in the CEE, CIS and MENA countries), with the support of u.ventures, the Western NIS Enterprise Fund. http://eir.unit.city