Vijay Ravindran Co-Founder & CEO
Vijay Ravindran is the co-founder & CEO of Floreo, a startup building virtual reality autism therapy. In prior roles, he has been the chief digital officer of a major media company, chief executive of a news startup, and co-founder of a political technology company that was active in the 2008 presidential campaign. He started his career as a software engineer and was at Amazon from 1998-2005 in a variety of technology roles.
From February 2009 to December 2015, Ravindran was senior vice president and chief digital officer at Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). In this role, Ravindran most recently was the CEO of a news startup, Trove, and led investments in early stage companies for GHCo.
In 2005, Ravindran joined with former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes to launch the political technology startup Catalist. As its founding chief technology officer, Ravindran led all the technology aspects of developing the company’s software and data products. During the 2008 election cycle, Catalist clients included the Obama for America and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns.
Prior to Catalist, Ravindran was a technology director at Amazon.com. Ravindran joined Amazon in 1998 as a software engineer and held a variety of engineering and management roles. From 2003 to 2005, he led the Ordering group, which was responsible for consumer purchasing on all Amazon properties, including Shopping Cart, Checkout, 1-Click and Your Account. In this role, he also oversaw the launch of Amazon Prime and built the original team for the program.
Before joining Amazon, Ravindran was a software developer at American Management Systems in Fairfax, VA, and Dusseldorf, Germany.
Ravindran graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in systems engineering.