The Advisors
Individual Advisors
Piyush Gupta
Former founder of Exeros (acquired by IBM). On board of several companies like Waterline, iNDx Lifecare, Sirionlabs

After a 35 year technology career, Piyush now spends his time advising entrepreneurs and technology startups. From 2009-13, Piyush was Vice-President, Product Management at IBM with responsibility for various software product families including Information Integration, Big Data, Database & Warehousing. Piyush came to IBM via the acquisition of Exeros, where he was the founding CEO from 2004-09, growing it from inception through two rounds of financing, delivery of market leading products, acquisition of 20+ Fortune 500 customers, and the sale to IBM. He has raised about $50M in venture funds during his startup career.

 

Prior to Exeros, Piyush was Founder/CEO of Promeria Software, a venture funded vendor of eSourcing software for the procurement of Direct Materials, sold in to Ariba during 2004. Promeria was an offshoot of LiquidPrice.com, a venture funded consumer eCommerce reverse auction site that Piyush founded in 1999 and led as CEO. From 1995-97 Piyush was Vice-President Engineering at Informix Software, with cradle to grave responsibility for several product areas. From 1984-95, Piyush held various technical and management positions at IBM. Piyush started his IBM career at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and left after delivering the pioneering Enterprise Information Integration product, DataJoiner to the market in 1995. Early in his career, he spent three years developing Real-time Software at Schlumberger Corporation.

 

Piyush serves on the BOD at Sirion Labs and Waterline Data, and the Advisory Boards of Numerify, Cloud Lending, Evolko and WujiTech. Past engagements include Advisor to the Office of the CEO at Infosys, Venture Partner at Helion Ventures, consulting at SAP, BOD at iNDx Lifecare and LinguaNext (exited to Fidel Tech), and Board of Advisors at Bityota (exited to LifeLock), ZafeSoft and SpeeDEV (exited to Kovair). Piyush is an informal advisor and mentor to numerous young entrepreneurs and startup companies. He holds a B.Tech (EE) from IIT Kanpur, a Masters (CS) from UT Austin, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.