Raina Kumra Gardiner - Participant

Raina leads strategy and investments for the Tech & Society portfolio at Omidyar Network with a specific focus on investors and startups. She brings operational perspective and strategic insight from recent work in the field. She is also the CEO of Juggernaut, a consulting agency for brand influence, with a focus on behavioral and social movement design.

Just before joining ON, Raina co-founded Mavin, a mobile startup focused on affordable internet access. Gigato, Mavin's first product is India's first net neutral sponsored data platform and user engagement tool that benefits both end users and developers through a co-op advertising model.

She previously served as Co-Director of Innovation at the BBG, the world's largest international media organization under the Obama Administration and served at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that Raina led the conversion of Wieden+Kennedy New York to a full-service digital agency in her role as Director of Digital Strategies & spent over a decade in digital advertising.

Raina holds a B.S. in Film Production from Boston University, an M.A. in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU’s ITP program and an M.Des.S. in Design Studies for Digital Applications in Urban Planning and Architecture from Harvard University. She is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. She is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.



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