Board of Directors

Ashish Gupta
Managing Director, Helion Ventures

Ashish Gupta was most recently a venture partner at Woodside Fund, investing in early stage companies. He represented Woodside on the board of Veriwave (developing WiFi test equipment) and Nusym (EDA tools). Ashish is also an independent board member of companies in India and the US – (online placements), Merittrac (candidate assessment services in India), Musigma (analytics outsourcing services), and Virtual Synaptics (next generation search technology). Included in his investments is Daksh, acquired by IBM in 2004.

Inderpal Singh Mumick, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman & CEO

Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kirusa, Berkeley Heights, NJ, which he co-founded with colleagues from AT&T, Lucent, and Airtouch. A serial entrepreneur, Inderpal previously co-founded Savera Systems, Murray Hill, NJ, where he was the CEO and the CTO. Before Savera, Dr. Mumick was a Principal Technical Staff Member at AT&T Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and a Research Student Associate at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.

Naren Gupta, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners

Prior to Nexus, Naren Co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI), a leading embedded software company in 1980 and took it public in 1990. He served as ISI’s President/CEO till 1994 and as its Chairman till ISI merged with WindRiver Systems in 2000. He subsequently served as CEO and Vice-Chairman of Wind River Systems. Naren has been an active investor for the last ten years. Among his investments, several companies had successful public exits, including Digital Link, E-Tek Dynamics, Numerical Technology and RightNow. Exits through acquisitions include Speedera Networks.

Shirish Nadkarni
President and CEO, Communication Experts

Shirish has spent over 24 years in the Information Technology industry, most of them in the role of a serial entrepreneur. In his current role as CEO of Communication Experts, Inc. his primary focus is revenue and margin growth. He provides overall strategic direction, marketing insight, and direct technical sales along-with assisting in forging important technology partnerships both in the USA and abroad. He works with a core group of employees assisting them on strategy, finance, sales, marketing, and HR, and product and consulting sales. He is also working to manage the rapid growth of the newly founded Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) unit.

Subrata Mitra
Partner, Accel India

Subrata focuses on technology and Internet investing. Subrata served on the boards of Small-device (now a part of Digital Chocolate) and Mu Sigma, and he is currently on the boards of Perfint, Flipkart, Myntra, and enStage. Before joining Accel India in 2008, Subrata was a Partner at Erasmic Venture Fund. Prior to Erasmic, Subrata was MD, India, for Tavant Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based mortgage solutions company, which was acquired by privately held Ameriquest Mortgage Capital in 2004 (Ameriquest has since merged into CitiCapital).