Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2020

Mr. Gokul Rajaram (BT/CSE/1995)

Mr. Rajaram currently serves on the executive team at DoorDash, a logistics and food ordering service. Prior to DoorDash, he worked at Square, where he led several product development teams and served on Square’s executive team. Mr. Rajaram was instrumental in building the first version of Google AdSense and grew Google AdSense from zero to over $1 billion in revenues. He went on to found an NLP company which was acquired by Facebook, where he then led the Ads Product team as Product Director, helping grow revenues from $0.75 billion to $6.5 billion, and helped Facebook transition its advertising business to become mobile-first. He also sits on the board of Coinbase, Pinterest (NASDAQ: PINS), The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD) and is an advisor to over 50 startups. IITK conferred upon Mr. Gokul Rajaram the Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2020.