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Gaurav Arora
Head of Startups, APAC
Amazon Web Services
Gaurav Arora

Gaurav Arora heads the startup initiatives for Amazon Web Services across Asia Pacific including India, South East Asia, Korea and ANZ. He works closely with the leading VC’s, Incubators and Startup Communities and helps them to create value in their portfolio companies by leveraging the best of cloud computing and Amazon resources such as AWS Activate Program. In doing so, he supports startups to innovate more, stay lean and go-to-market faster.

Prior to joining Amazon, Gaurav worked as a Venture Capitalist with Prime Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in Western Europe. Gaurav’s expertise cuts across startups, venture capital, cloud computing and multiple technology verticals with enriching experience across India, Singapore, Europe and the US. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from IIT Delhi and Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA). 


Main Stage
Hiring The Amazon Way: Best Practices for Hiring at Scale
People & Talent Track

This is a keynote session. Building a scalable process for hiring new employees is a critical step to ensuring managers recruit the right people to help maintain their startup’s culture. This session explores best practices used at Amazon, aimed to help you build the right mechanisms for hiring top talent. Learn how Amazon uses its 14 leadership principles to assess whether a candidate raises the bar and to ultimately make data-driven decisions that you can consider adopting when scaling your startup