He is the Founding General Partner at Tykhe. He plays a vital role in all aspects of the fund, bringing in his vast experience of 27 years as an Engineer, Leader, Entrepreneur. Investor and Advisor.
He is a world-renowned Technologist. He was amongst the first 50 engineers at Facebook in Palo Alto. Worked with Mark Zuckerberg and the team to build many of the early Facebook features. He is an Ex-Microsoft engineer who holds many patents in various technology fields like DRM, Security, Files systems, Databases, Social platforms etc. He is also the creator of open-source software Apache Cassandra which is a distributed storage system used by the likes of Apple, Netflix, Instagram, Walmart, uber, Airbnb etc. He was also the founder of Limeroad a social e-commerce platform. He is currently into investing, advising and incubating technology start-ups.
He is an early investor/advisor in over 50 start-ups, many of them are now unicorns coming out of India like UrbanClap, shadow fax, offbiz, Zomato etc. and some key acquisitions in Israel like Jump by uber, cnvr.io by Intel. He is also an early investor/advisor in many blockchain companies like Coin Switch (funded by Sequoia now), Neo bank Juno (funded by Sequoia now), Bluezelle etc. He is a graduate of IIT Delhi Computer Science. In his free time, he likes to play Poker, Ride adventure motorcycles and still codes for fun.