I'm Tejus Parikh, a father, husband, software engineer, cycling enthusiast, and a fan of most things tech. I work for Amazon as a software engineer after 14 years of building startups in Atlanta, GA.
Prior to Amazon, I co-founded WideAngle. Our company's application helps managers and their direct reports prepare for their regular 1 on 1 meetings.
Prior to WideAngle, I put in stint as a Team Lead R&D at Outbrain, working out of the Atlanta, GA office. Our group has created a syndication platform to provide brands the content fuel needed to engage their audience through social media and Outbrain's amplification platform.
Scribit was the company we sold to Outbrain in 2012, where I was the Principle Engineer. Leading up to this position, I've worked at a number of Atlanta startups, including Vocalocity, Appcelerator, Scoutmob, and Mobilization Labs. I did have one personal digression where I worked for a large company, but the enjoyment from working in exceptional environments with very talented people keeps drawing me back to the world of early stage startups.
My wife, Sonali, and I have been married since 2004. We started our family with a few plants. They died, but we persevered and got a dog, Ajax. Contrary to popular belief, Ajax is named after AFC Ajax, not AJAX.
In October 2012, we welcomed our daughter, Mira, into this world. Being parents is nothing and everything like what people say. I don't think it's possible to put the experience into words.
In 2018 we moved from Atlanta, GA to the opposite corner of the country, Seattle, WA.