S. Tirumala, Venture Partner, focuses on hitech, cloud security, chip design and software sectors and works with our portfolio companies in California, USA and India.

Mr. Tirumala is a Serial Entrepreneur who has founded/co-founded several startups in the Bay area and India, including Stargate that was acquired by Adaptec, Apere that was acquired by Citrix and Basis Communications that was acquired by Intel. He has also held roles of CTO or CMO at these companies. As a Director of Technical Marketing at Adaptec, he was responsible for defining and delivering product architecture for key OEMs including Hitachi, Sun, and Network Appliance. As a Director of Engineering of Adaptec, he led the development of next generation IPSAN ASICs. As a Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Citrix Systems, he oversaw sales and marketing in Asia and Middle East.

He graduated with a B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from JNTU and completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA.