Mentor/Advisor : Amol Sarva

Co-Founder, Amol Sarva, Peek

Amol Sarva
Co-Founder, Peek

Dr. Sarva is an American entrepreneur and technology policy advocate known for founding two significant mobile service companies, Virgin Mobile USA and Peek.
At Virgin, he was one of the three earliest members of a team that created the MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) concept in the US and built a public company with over $1 billion in revenue and 5 million customers. The company was among the first to aggressively market prepaid, no contract wireless services in the US, and was a joint venture between the UK’s Virgin Group and the US wireless operator Sprint.
Founder of Peek in late 2007, along with several of his former Virgin colleagues, he introduced the world’s first mobile device dedicated to email. The product evolved to support a wider range of real-time web services including email, SMS, social networking. Peek has launched services in the US, Europe, and Asia. Peek has been awarded numerous prizes including Time’s Gadget of the Year and in 2012 the GSMA Nomination for Best Technology. Yet in 2012, Peek service was abruptly canceled and many user left without the service that they had paid for.