2x CxO; 8x Exits; Startup Advisor; Innovation & Growth Strategist
Sudhir is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and corporate innovation expert. He was on the founding team of a startup that scaled organically from zero to $100M and has been through three exits: Telecom CRM, Telecom Data Analytics, and Mobile Advertising acquired by Softbank in 2020. Five of his advisory portfolios had successful exits in areas such as Location Apps acquired by Location Labs, Video Streaming, IIoT Platform acquired by AirLinq (2017), Cybersecurity acquired by McAfee (2019), and Document Signature acquired by Foxit Software (2021).
Sudhir has run several acceleration programs in the US, Europe, and Asia, for Early and Growth stage startups, and mentored 100s of startups, many of whom have raised Series A from tier-1 investors in the valley. He has been part of Corporate Innovation programs for international giants like LG and Mitsubishi. Sudhir takes programs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at San Jose State University for Global EMBA participants and is on the advisory council of CSU Chico for their digital marketing program.
BTech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur), Tech Entrepreneurship from Stanford, and VC Investing from Università Bocconi.