Venktesh Shukla

  Male      Indian      Entrepreneur

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Mr. Venktesh Shukla, also known as Venk, is a General Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. At the firm, he focuses on sourcing deals, as well as help entrepreneurs from around the world to scale their businesses in India and also help connect tech entrepreneurs and other investors in India to those in Silicon Valley. He serves as General Partner at Monta Vista Capital. Mr. Shukla serves as an Advisor at Dobango, Inc. He serves as President and Trustee of Silicon Valley at The Indus Entrepreneurs. He is the President of TiE Silicon Valley. Mr. Shukla served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Nusym Technology, Inc. He served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development of Magma Design Automation Inc., since September 2002. Mr. Shukla was Co-founder of Everypath, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer from April 1999 to January 2002. He served from June 1996 to April 1999 as Vice President of Marketing at Ambit Design Systems where he was the key architect of Ambit’s successful entry into the logic synthesis market. Prior to Ambit, Mr. Shukla served as Vice President of Marketing of Systems & Networks, Inc., from January 1995 to January 1996. He was at Cadence Design Systems Inc., from June 1990 to December 1994, where he served as Vice President of Marketing, Director of Product Marketing, and Strategic Marketing Manager. He also worked in sales at Teradyne, Inc. He has worked as a Senior Marketing Executive in large technology companies in Silicon Valley and has been involved with numerous early stage companies as an Executive, Investor, Board Member, or Advisor. He started his career in Civil Service where he was an under-secretary within the Indian federal government. In 1990, Mr. Shukla helped found the standards organization Open Verilog International (OVI). He was President and Trustee of the Foundation for Excellence for 17 years since its inception to 2012. He also started a CIO Forum. He is also the Founding Chair and active member of TiE Angels. He is the Chairman of TiE Global. He serves as a Member of Business Advisory Board at Tyfone, Inc. He served as Director of Everypath, Inc. and Nusym Technology, Inc. He served as a Director at Synopsys Emulation and Verification Engineering S.A.S. Mr. Shukla has had a long and varied career that includes sales, marketing, and general management experience, and a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.Eng in Electronics Engineering from MA National Institute of Technology, Bhopal...

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