Amit Somani is a Managing Partner at Prime Ventures Partners, which is a Bangalore-based early-stage fund led by serial entrepreneurs Shripati Acharya, Sanjay Swamy, and Amit Somani. Before PVP, he spent over 20 years in leadership roles at Makemytrip, Google, IBM Silicon Valley Labs and IBM Almaden Research Centre. He actively volunteesr with iSpirit, NASSCOM and TiE. He was a part of the leadership team that took Makemytrip public on NASDAQ in 2010, also was the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile and advertisement products at Google. One of his products (the search-based keyword tool) won the Google founder's award. Prior to his role at Google, he was the Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California.