Deep Nishar


Once upon a time, Deep trained to drive 18-wheeler trucks. This included being able to do a three-point turn with an 80-ft tractor trailer.

Deep Nishar has more than 20 years of experience helping to build and grow successful companies. He is currently a senior managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, where some of his representative investments include Guardant Health, Vir, Zymergen, 10X Genomics, Collective Health and Slack.

Prior to Softbank, Deep joined LinkedIn in 2009, and served as the senior vice president of products and user experience until 2014. Before LinkedIn, he worked at Google from 2003 to 2009, where he held a number of senior executive roles, including heading the mobile products division and product strategy for the Asia-Pacific region.

Deep has co-authored 14 patents and is also a recipient of the Google Founders Award, which is given to employees who make extraordinary contributions to the company.

Deep holds an MBA with highest honors (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School, a MSEE from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a B. Tech with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology.