Kirusa is proud to have received the support and financial backing of the following investors.


Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of excellence and innovation in the venture capital business and is dedicated to partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California, London, UK, and Bangalore, India as well as in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership. With over $4 billion under management, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories include Actuate, Acopia, Agile Software, Alfresco, AMCC, Arrowpoint, BBN, Brightcove, ComScore, Etsy, Facebook, Foundry Networks, GlamMedia, Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, JBoss, Kayak, Macromedia, Maven Networks, metroPCS, Polycom/PictureTel, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback Networks, Riverbed, UUNet, Veritas,, Webroot, Wily Technology, XenSource and Zimbra. Accel India’s portfolio includes Chakpak, DoveTail, HolidayIQ, Inbiopro, Kaati Zone, Kirusa, MuSigma, Myntra, Perfint, Sconce and Virident. For more information, visit the Accel Partners web site at


Eastven is a technology venture capital firm and is the successor fund to Ericsson Venture Partners. Eastven is focused on the communications technology market and invests in network infrastructure, software, semiconductor, and enabling technology companies. Eastven is particularly interested in next-generation IP-based infrastructure, and systems and applications in the service network layer. For more information, please visit


Helion Venture Partners is a $140 million multi-stage, India-focused venture fund. The fund invests in technology-powered businesses such as Outsourcing, Internet, Mobile and Technology Products. The fund's investors are well-respected global institutions including Ivy League endowment funds and highly-successful Internet pioneering entrepreneurs. The fund and its portfolio companies are advised by an experienced and industry renowned team of professionals based in India, which includes Sanjeev Aggarwal, Ashish Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh and Rahul Chandra. For more information, please visit


Nexus Venture Partners ( ) is a leading Venture Capital firm in India focused on working with innovative early to early-growth stage companies. With funds of $320 million under management, Nexus has an active portfolio of over 20 companies. Nexus partners with entrepreneurs across sectors - technology, consumer services, media, energy, agribusiness, outsourced services, internet and mobile. We are a group of successful entrepreneurs with extensive experience in company building and investing globally.

Nexus has recently been named as one of only two firms from India in the Red Herring Top 100 Global Venture Capital firms and voted India's Best VC firm 2009 by Venture Intelligence APEX.


Qualcomm Ventures was launched in the United States in November 2000 with an initial US$500 million allocation. Qualcomm Ventures' aim is to support Qualcomm’s mission of enabling and fostering 3G and wireless Internet markets through strategic investments in privately owned startup ventures. These strategic investments include companies focusing on wireless communication technologies and products serving consumer, enterprise and vertical markets worldwide. For more information, please visit

Angel Investors

Louis Golm
former President, AirTouch International
former CEO, AT&T Japan

Louis is an independent consultant and senior advisor to the telecommunications and information management industries. He has committed to spending 10% of his time on Kirusa, focusing on sales and business development activities. Until 1999, he served as President of AirTouch International, the international division of AirTouch Communications - a wireless communications business

Umang Gupta
CEO, Keynote

Umang Gupta has served since 1997 as chairman and chief executive officer of Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in test and measurement solutions that improve mobile communications and online business performance. A well-known technology visionary and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Umang began his career in 1973 with IBM. Umang joined Oracle Corporation in 1981 where he wrote the first business plan for the company, and served as Vice President and General Manager of the Microcomputer Products Division through 1984.


Sandeep Tyagi
CEO, Estee Advisors

Mr. Sandeep Tyagi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Estee Advisors. He is responsible for setting the firm’s direction, sustaining a winning culture and developing innovative financial products for the Asian markets. Prior to Estee Advisors, Mr. Tyagi was the Founder and CEO of Inductis, a consulting and outsourcing firm that he founded in 2000. Its unique mix of world-class business consulting and state-of-the-science analytical capabilities & infrastructure has been helping diversified financial services companies in the areas of marketing optimization and risk management. The firm serves a range of industries, and is committed to an innovative model of sharing risk and rewards with clients. Inductis was more than 250 consultant strong when it was merged with EXL Service in 2006.


Mr. Vijay Parekh
Founder & Director, VANS Pte ltd.

Mr. Vijay Parekh, is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vans Pte Ltd., an investment company with focused on the financial services, healthcare, building materials, and technology sectors. He has over 30 years of experience leading multinational corporations in the financial industry. Prior to Vans, Mr. Parekh has held a number of key leadership positions at leading global financial institutions. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director at Temasek Holdings and Director of Fullerton Financial Holdings in Singapore. Prior to Temasek, Mr. Parekh held key leadership positions with American Express, including President - International American Express and Vice Chairman of American Express Bank.