Nirav Desai is a Senior Partner at Boombean, a startup focused on rapid prototyping of solutions that address barriers to spatial and immersive computing technology adoption. Prior to this role, he spent 14 years at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has over 15 years’ experience in the technology industry supporting start-ups, Fortune 500 corporations, and government agencies looking to leverage data to transform strategy into action.

As the Chief Technologist at Booz Allen, Nirav supported a strategic investment aimed at identifying innovators and disruptive technologies and connecting these technologies with enterprise customer needs. Booz Allen identified eight innovation economies that it seeks to engage with, contribute to, and support. Specifically, as the federal government engages the innovation economies at a very early stage (SBIRs, research grants, etc.) and late in commercialization of a technology; this investment seeks to help the government commercialize research sooner and seeks to reduce barriers to entry for start-ups seeking to sell to the government, and thus bridging the technology valley of death. Nirav served as the lead for this initiative on the West Coast with particular emphasis on Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego. In this capacity, he managed a team of 50 software developers and data scientist supporting clients and helped to embed emerging technologies into solutions for federal and enterprise customers.

Nirav earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.