I am a technology entrepreneur and a venture investor, and I have founded and invested in several successful companies.
Companies I have co-founded:
Mismo (2010) – Mismo helps companies hire, onboard, and nurture engineering teams in Latin America. Mismo works with dozens of fast-growing tech companies in North America and has 75+ employees in the US and Latam. My co-founder (and my wife) Forum Desai is currently the CEO of Mismo, and I am the strategic advisor to the company.
SchoolMint (2013) – Helps preK-12 schools in the US attract, enroll, and retain students. SchoolMint works with 20,000+ prek-12 schools in the US and has 250+ employees in the US, LatAm, and Europe. SchoolMint was acquired by BV Investment Partners 2017, a private equity firm with $5+ Billion under management. Since then SchoolMint has merged with / acquired several companies like HeroK12, SmartChoice, SchoolRunner, Whetstone Education, and BrightMinds, offering the only strategic enrollment platform for prek-12 schools. Since June 2019, Bryan MacDonald is the CEO of SchoolMint, and I am the Chairman of the Board.
Enable Us (2020) – By 2025 – Most Business to Business (B2B) transactions like Buying, Selling, and Customer Onboarding will feel the same as Business to Consumer(B2C) transactions today – asynchronous, delightful, and quick. We are helping companies prepare for that using our Digital Sales Room and Buyer Enablement Platform. I served as the co-founder and CEO of Enable Us from 2020-2023. Some Interesting Enable Us Stats:
- Over $6 billion of deals processed across 17,000+ digital sales rooms
- 35,000+ sellers and buyers collaborate in Enable Us across 120+ countries
- More than 49,000 rich media assets curated and tracked
Enable Us was acquired by MindTickle, a leader in Sales Readiness and Revenue Enablement used by the largest companies in the world like Amazon, Cisco, RackSpace, and many others, in April 2023.
I am also an Angel/Venture and secondary investor in 100+ early and growth stage companies. Check out my investments page for more details
I also hold several other roles:
Runa Capital – Venture Partner at a global venture capital firm built by serial entrepreneurs investing in early-stage software startups worldwide.
The Edtech Club – Founder of The Edtech Club, a slack-based community of ~500 Edtech Founders. Founders discuss everything from Fundraising, Go-to-market, Recruiting, Legal, etc. If you are an ed-tech founder and if you want to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously I have worked at The Climate Corporation (Acquired by Bayer/Monosanto), MySpace (Acquired by News Corp), LOLApps (Acquired by SixWaves/Nexon/Stillfront), and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, two lovely daughters (Gia and Maia) and a dog (Kulfi)