Om Malik is an award-winning journalist and the founder of GigaOm. With seed funding from True Ventures, he turned the one-man technology blog, which he started in 2001, into a pioneering media company and research firm. Om previously served in various editorial roles for Business 2.0, Forbes.com, Red Herring, and Quick Nikkei News.
Om’s writing has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, Fast Company, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. (Take a look on Google Books or buy it from Amazon.) Om regularly provides commentary for television and radio programs on Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, CNN, CNBC, and other stations. He can also be heard on a number of podcasts.
Om was born and raised in Delhi, India, where he also earned his undergraduate honors degree in chemistry from St. Stephen’s College. In the early 1990s, he moved to New York City, where he started Desiparty.com, a South Asian events listings service, and co-founded Masala magazine, which focused on the South Asian diaspora. Eventually, Om’s interest in learning and writing about technology and networks drew him to San Francisco, where he continues to live and work.
In 2008, about nine months after a major heart attack adjusted his focus and priorities, Om became a venture partner at True, where he has invested in promising networking and infrastructure technologies. (Technically, this was not his first foray into venture capitalism, as he had very briefly joined Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific in 2000.) Om graduated to partner at True in 2014, and he became a partner emeritus in 2020. Now, he focuses on technology trend prediction and prognostication, while guiding the True team as they take bigger and bolder technology market risks. These are Om’s current investments.