Dr. Ashish Gupta
Dr.Ashish Gupta is a co-founder of Helion Venture Partners http://www.helionvc.com/ and serves on the boards of Gridstone Research, Jivox, Kirusa, MuSigma, Naukri.com, and SMS Gupshup. He has co-founded two successful companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee that pioneered comparison shopping on the internet. He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research. His investments include Daksh (IBM), Odesk, Obongo (AOL), Speedera (Akamai), MakeMyTrip, Merittrac (Manipal Group), and Kaboodle (Hearst).
Ashish also serves on the Board of the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital; and the Foundation for Excellence that promotes education in India.
Ashish is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from IIT Kanpur where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal. He has authored several patents, publications, and a book by MIT press.