Gaurav KohliChief Technology Officer at Fox Rent-A-Car, Inc.
Gaurav Kohli is a serial entrepreneur with 4 successful startup exits. In 2011, he founded the first peer to peer car sharing marketplace and platform JustShareIt Inc., worked with 3 states (California, Oregon, Washington) to fix the legislation, raised two rounds of investments prior to selling the company in 2016 to the 5th Largest Car Rental Company in US - Fox Rent-A-Car Inc. which inturn got acquired by Europcar Inc. in 2019. He has been the Chief Technology Officer for Fox Rent-A-Car since the acquisition of JustShareIt in 2016. Gaurav was also a founding member and Employee #1 of Xtime Inc., an Automotive Service and Customer Retention Management platform serving automotive manufacturers and dealers. The algorithms, artificial intelligence modules, and software developed by Gaurav at Xtime is currently in-use at ~75% of US, Canada and Australian Dealerships including the OEMs like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz etc.. Xtime was sold for $325M in 2014 to COX Automotive. He was previously a co-founder of Altos Research, the leading provider of real-time information and analysis to the real estate industry customers like Coldwell Banker, Case Shiller Index. His passion for cars and his technology experience in connected cars always gave him an edge to work with OEMs directly. He built the first telematics device out of his Garage which he inturn was used in JustShareIt Inc. to make all the P2P car share connected.
Mr. Gaurav is highly skilled at startup growth life-cycle tasks like validating an idea, raising money, product design, running all his startups at an early stage, hiring growth CEOs and transitioning responsibilities. He passionately opted to stay as CTO to his startups and finally lead to successful exits. He is very well connected with many venture funds across the US and advising a couple of his portfolio startups in Silicon Valley. Gaurav holds a BBA in Finance & Banking from Assumption University, Bangkok Thailand, and an MSIS from Hawaii Pacific University in Oahu, Hawaii.