Nikhil is the Chief Commercial Officer at Archer Aviation. As CCO, Goel is responsible for spearheading Archer’s commercialization strategy with a focus on bringing New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco online as Archer’s initial domestic markets and capturing international demand by stewarding partnership opportunities across several key geographies, including the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Prior to Archer, Nikhil was a product executive at Uber, where he most recently co-founded the Elevate division — Uber’s initiative to launch urban aerial ridesharing across the world’s most congested cities, as well as their more nascent Uber Copter product in New York City and their drone delivery project for Uber Eats in San Diego. Before starting Elevate, Nikhil helped lead wins across emerging markets against local competitors in China & India, designed & manufactured the company’s first hardware product Uber Beacon, and co-led the redesign of the rider app in 2015. In 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, he helped lead a strategic sale of the Elevate division to Joby Aviation.
Nikhil is a serial entrepreneur who has built & sold several internet startups, and today, he is an active investor/advisor to dozens of startups in the US, India, and globally deep-tech, mobility, aviation, and consumer sectors.
Goel previously held tenures at Uber, McKinsey & Company, Google, Microsoft, and NASA. Nikhil has been previously recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in Consumer Technology, as well as a United States Presidential Scholar.