About Me

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me.

Let me start by saying I’m not a writer.

I write for fun, to share my experiences building a company, and to improve what I think is an undervalued skill. I try to stick to topics I know: startups, education, and social interactions.

I have lived in the Bay Area since 2008, after graduating from Stanford. Though I worked in finance through school, I always knew I wanted to start a company. My first entrepreneurial experience was in the 2nd grade, when I sold origami puppets to students on the school bus.

After school, I was offered a full time job as a commodities trader in New York, but turned it down to work on a (not funded, non-revenue generating) project I had started in our last quarter at school. The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about it, and that project turned into ReelSurfer.

While bootstrapping ReelSurfer, I tutored high school students to pay rent. It got to the point where I had so many referrals that I started Cardinal Tutors, which still runs as a premium tutoring service in the Bay Area.

I have been invited to speak at prestigious organizations about startups and digital media, and write for popular digital publications. In 2011, I was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. Currently, I am the curator of the San Francisco Hub and we are working on a project with the Lean In Foundation to help build sustainable circles.

I can’t wait to write more about what happens next. Please stay connected so we can learn together.

Here are a few ways to keep in touch. I would love to hear from you:

  • Follow @njcar on Twitter.
  • Send me an email – neil dot joglekar at gmail dot com.
  • Comment on the posts you read – Help foster a more rewarding experience for everyone by sharing your responses to my posts.