Akshay Kothari joined LinkedIn in April 2013 as a senior product manager and co-founder of Pulse, a leading mobile news reader application. LinkedIn acquired Pulse in April 2013, and since then Akshay has been responsible for leading the company's content consumption initiatives, including the evolution of the Pulse experience. Pulse, which was created in 2010, has been named to Apple's App Store Hall of Fame, chosen as an Android Editor's Choice app, selected as one of TIME's top 50 iPhone apps of 2011, and honored with the Apple Design Award. Prior to co-founding Pulse, Akshay held positions at SDL Ventures, Infosys Technologies and Lutron Electronics. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.