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Devang is a multi-disciplinary product, technology, and business leader who currently advises a portfolio of companies in the luxury and tech space on a wide array of areas ranging from innovation, marketing to fundraising.
From 2015-2019, Devang Thakkar was VP of Consumer Marketplace at Artsy, the world’s leading and largest online platform for collecting and discovering art.
Where he lead Artsy’s efforts in enhancing the art buying and selling experience with the goal of increasing participation and expanding the overall art market. Devang also oversaw the build out of Artsy’s auctions business, which provides buyers and sellers access to art auctions across the globe presented by premier auction houses.
Before joining Artsy in 2015, Devang spent 11 years at Microsoft in Seattle where he contributed to the development of major operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10 and product lines such as Bing apps, MSN. His last product at Microsoft was Microsoft Teams.
Devang holds master’s degrees in economics and Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington.
He is also an artist – he paints and maintains a studio practice.