Vic Gundotra

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Vivek "Vic" Gundotra
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Vic Gundotra at the Google I/O event 2010.
Born Vivek Gundotra
(1968-06-14) 14 June 1968 (age 48)
Mumbai, India
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Chief Executive Officer, AliveCor, Inc.

Ex. Senior Vice President, Social, Google
Spouse(s) Claudia Gundotra

Vivek "Vic" Gundotra[1] (born 14 June 1968 in India) is an Indian-born businessman, who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24 April 2014.[2][3] Prior to joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft.[4]


Gundotra joined Microsoft in 1991 and eventually became General Manager of Platform Evangelism. His duties included promoting Microsoft's APIs and platforms to independent developers and helping to develop a strategy for Windows Live online services to compete with Google's web-based software applications.[5]

Gundotra joined Google in June 2007, after taking a one-year delay due to a Microsoft employee non-compete agreement.

His responsibilities as Vice-President of Social included Google's social networking and identity service, Google+. He is widely believed to be the man behind Google+,[6] and was responsible for the controversial removal of social features from Google Reader.[7][better source needed] Apart from Google+, he is widely credited for his contributions to early versions of Google Maps (application) and Google I/O.[8]

On 24 April 2014, Gundotra announced his resignation from Google after almost 7 years of service.[9]

On 11 November 2015, Vic Gundotra announced on his Google+ profile[10] that he is joining AliveCor as its CEO.

Personal life[edit]

Gundotra is married to Claudia Gundotra. They have two children, a daughter Samantha and a son Noah.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2003, Gundotra was named in the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35, for his contribution to Microsoft's .NET Framework.[11]


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