Sunday, November 13, 2005

My career so far spans for profit enterprises, venture capital and non-profit organizations. Most recently, I was at America India Foundation, AIF, in fund raising and in establishing a number of initiatives in the field. At AIF, I led a team that brought digital education to over 80,000 children and 2000 teachers in India. Prior to AIF, I was associated with the venture capital firm Global Catalyst Partners. At Global Catalyst Partners, I established relationships between GCP, the development community in India and key executives in India. Prior to GCP, I was with Intel Corporation for twelve years and had various roles in marketing, marketing communication, advertising and evangelizing the developer community. My activities at Intel also included launching $250M Intel 64 Fund, which was the first ever cross industry fund that Intel launched to support developers to port to Intel 64 bit architecture. I also drove Intel relationship with media companies, talent agencies and key Hollywood talent. I designed applications for executive speeches that took the PC beyond the office room into more creative settings like movies, fashion and music. I hold a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Nizam College, India, an MBA from the Bajaj Institute, India and also attended IIT, Bombay; and a MBA from Portland State University, with a minor in theater arts. I love writing articles, I enjoy interviewing celebrities, contributing to radio shows and acting in local theater.