Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member and Chair of TiECON East 2021, Kiran Uppuluri, Founder and CEO of verteXD, about her journey and what led her to TiE.

Tell me about yourself.

I was born in Vizag, a beach city in Southern India. Very early on, my parents — both educators and social entrepreneurs — instilled in me the values of serving and doing good unto others. They were human-centric and design thinkers to the core of their being, way before these character traits were adapted as business…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Chandu Shah, President & CEO of S4 Inc., about his entrepreneurial journey and how TiE was a part of it.

Family Trip to Europe

Born in a small village in Gujarat, I grew up in Bombay and came to the US in 1984. My background in business started in Bombay. With a Bachelors in Business and Accounting, I started my career as a lecturer in economics at one of the colleges in the University of Bombay. Having just recently graduated, I felt like one of the…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Geetha Sreedhar, CoFounder of Tarmika, about her journey and what led her to TiE.

Tell me about yourself.

I was born in India and always had the desire to accomplish something outside of the ordinary. After college, I became a chartered accountant, which in India, is a highly sought-after profession and very respected since only a small group of people can pass the tough examination. I went straight to work for one of the largest insurance companies in India. When I came…


In our next installment of the Meet a Member series, we heard from TiE Boston Charter Member, Alden DoRosario, Co-Founder/CEO at DreamPick. Former Co-Founder/CTO at Chitika, about his journey and what led him to TiE.

Tell me about yourself and your journey as an entrepreneur.

I grew up in a tiny State in India named Goa famous for its beautiful beaches. Growing up, I loved two things: math and sports. At one time, I had a chance to play Table Tennis professionally, but like all Indian kids those days, fell back to becoming an engineer. As luck would have it, I chose Computer Science, which was a growing field at…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member Anand Mahurkar, Founder & CEO of Findability Sciences.

Anand Mahurkar, CEO Findability Sciences being interviewed at MoveinOn Summit in Montreal

Tell me about yourself and your journey as an entrepreneur.

I grew up in a tiny town in the interior of the state of Maharashtra in India. With both the parents’ teachers and the only option to be an engineer or a doctor, I chose to study engineering. Though I secured more marks for the biology group because my older brother convinced me that four years of graduate engineering would give me much-needed earnings…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member and CEO of BCube Analytics, Inc., Saji Nair.

TiE Boston Charter Member Saji Nair

Tell me about your background and your path as an entrepreneur.

I grew up in Mumbai, India and was trained primarily in physics. I started my career as a researcher, but then at the turn of the century, I joined Wipro Technologies and implemented large scale network management systems for leading telecom OEM’s. After moving to the United States in 2005, I developed a desire to work in financial services and risk management and completed my MBA from NYIT. While consulting at large firms like…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Kaitki Agarwal, Founder of Parallel Wireless, about her journey and what led her to TiE.

Tell me about yourself.

I grew up in India. After doing my BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1993, I worked for Hughes Software Systems and then came to the U.S. Since then, I’ve mostly been working in the wireless and telecommunications space. In the 1990s, I worked with a startup that was focusing on wireless infrastructure. We built RF components and radio software that ended…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Rudy Dajie, Founder & Managing Member at Grey Holdings and former CEO & Partner at Apothecare Pharmacy, about his journey and what led him to TiE.

Tell me about yourself.

I was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and lived there until I was 9. From there I moved to a small town called Princeton, located outside Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2003 I graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) in Boston as a pharmacist. After graduating, I participated in a fellowship program with Rutgers…


In our next installment of our series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Raghav Gupta, serial entrepreneur and investor, about his journey and what led him to TiE.

Raghav as a young child

Tell me a bit more about yourself and your background:

My story is one of a few continents.I was born in India in Kolkata and when I was 7 years old my family moved to just outside the Philadelphia area in the suburbs, and that’s where I grew up. I went to college nearby at Princeton and did my undergrad there. Professionally, I started off…


Continuing with our feature series on the members of TiE Boston, we spoke with TiE Boston Charter Member, Rahul Chandra, Founder and CEO of Coinscape Advisors, about his journey and what led him to TiE.

Charter Member Rahul Chandra

Tell me about yourself.

I grew up in New Delhi, India, and did high school and undergrad there. I also went to school in Oman for three years which was a very interesting experience since that was my first time abroad. I studied industrial engineering in undergraduate and then moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University for my Masters in industrial engineering. There, I took some courses at the…

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