Prerna Gputa

Most Influential Woman in Tech
Prerna Gupta has been named one of the Most Influential Woman in Tech by Fast Company, and her writing has been featured in New York Times, Vogue, Forbes and TechCrunch, among others. She is also an angel investor and Resident Mentor at 500 Startups.
Prerna is Founder & CEO of Hooked, a company that is redefining fiction for the Snapchat generation. Hooked, whose mission is to make reading as engaging for teens as texting their friends, has reached over 25 million readers worldwide.
Prerna Gupta grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She graduated from Stanford University in 2004 with a degree in economics. She lives in Los Altos Hills, California.
"My first paying job was in high school. I was a hostess at a local restaurant at the mall, called Garfield’s. I made minimum wage, which in Oklahoma at that time was around $5 an hour." - Prerna Gupta