Nitin Pradhan
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Nitin Pradhan is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GOVonomy and the CEO of Launch Dream. The goals of these two initiatives are to improve the public sector through introduction, integration and assimilation of transformative products, platforms and services. Nitin has been an expert author for many national publications, sits on a number of organizational boards and mentor’s startups at accelerators. He is also a featured keynote speaker on business transformation. Nitin was a first term Obama administration appointee and award winning, nationally recognized federal CIO for the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) where he provided IT leadership, vision, strategy, policy and oversight for US DOT’s more than $3.5 billion annual IT portfolio, the 6th largest in the federal government. Earlier, Nitin was the IT Executive at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 12th largest school district in USA. Nitin has also been the Managing Director of the prestigious Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), which is focused on technology, based economic development and the CEO of a wireless startup, TechContinuum. Nitin has a BS in engineering, MBA in marketing, and MS in accounting. You can connect with Nitin on his LinkedIn or Twitter accounts.
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Ty Gabriel
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Ty Gabriel is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GOVonomy and the President of LMC Data Corporation, a provider of enterprise data management technologies and IT solutions. Through Ty, LMC Data has been awarded the Federal GSA Contract (Schedule 70) as well as multiple State level contracts. Ty is also co-founder of GOVonomy, the ‘Transformation as a Service” for the public and private sectors, which creates public value through private growth. Ty is also the Founder of DoubleDip LLC – an online media content enhancement company. DoubleDip’s unique patented technology enables media content owners with an effective and straight forward tagging system to enhance and better monetize their content with specific and contextually relevant data.

Ty is the recipient and awardee of Patent #7,593,965 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers technology used in DoubleDip’s core content enhancement and monetizing solution. Ty lives in the beautiful Bay Area and close to the heart of Silicon Valley; and is always interested in learning how new and cutting-edge technologies can benefit and provide value.You can connect with Ty via his LinkedIn account.
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Salil Pradhan
Advisory Board
Salil is a Venture Partner and early stage investor with Draper Nexus Ventures based out of Silicon Valley, California. An advisor to corporate LPs on product strategy, partnerships with startups, and M&A, his current focus in on seed/early stage startups in verticals including retail, healthcare and agriculture with an emphasis on IoT (Internet of things). Previously, Salil spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of roles, including CTO of HP's Enterprise RFID/IoT business where he helped create and grow the nascent IoT solutions business to $100m in revenue. He serves on the Board of Momentfeed Inc., is a mentor at the Plug & Play Tech center and Cincinnati based Brandery and an advisor to a number of tech startups. He has also served on the advisory boards of UCLA's WINMEC and UCSD's Center for Wireless Communications. A founder of two startups, Salil's all round experience as a entrepreneur, venture capitalist, product executive and corporate strategist makes him a sought after panelist and judge at venture pitch events. He has been frequently quoted by leading publications. Huffington Post recently listed Salil as one of the "Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley." Salil has been issued 54 US patents, in areas related to sensors, IoT and computer systems. He has an MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston and a B.E. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Pune, India.
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Ross Gabriel
Advisory Board
Ross Gabriel founded in 1999, and currently runs, Gabriel Financial Group, a financial services company, specializing in home and commercial mortgage lending. Additionally he co-founded Femmed Inc, (dba. Go-Girl), a patented, innovative female hygiene product. Ross currently is acting COO for Go-Girl which is growing at a rapid pace globally. Ross continues to use the experience gained through his industry’s downturns and successful navigation through the meltdown to advise others in risk management when dealing with financial instruments.
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