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Gautam Golwala

Gautam Golwala is a co-founder and the CTO of Poshmark. Using 15+ years of experience building scalable infrastructure for the web and working with data, he is crafting the platform to scale social commerce to millions of users. Built on a scalable Cloud platform, the Poshmark API is the interface to a complex social marketplace that is using billions of connections and interactions between its users to drive commerce. Prior to founding Poshmark, Gautam led technology and engineering at Kaboodle, a social shopping site completely powered by user generated content. Using information extraction and machine learning techniques, Kaboodle allowed users to discover and collect products from across the web into consolidated lists that acted as points of social interaction. Gautam designed the technology that allowed Kaboodle to grow into a top 200 website, receiving high volumes of traffic to a user generated catalog of millions of products. Before Kaboodle, Gautam was a senior architect and engineering manager at Yodlee, a personal finance software company. Joining the team at an early stage, he helped create the industry’s most scalable and robust personal finance data platform built on top of user data. He developed the scalable architecture used to crawl and normalize financial data across 1000's of financial institutions for millions of users. Gautam holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune, India.