Ajit Gupta is a seasoned entrepreneur who achieved notable success for the creation of a world-class Internet company, Speedera Networks. Under his leadership, Speedera became one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley and in the North American technology industry, as ranked by both Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Speederaâ€™s services were used by powerhouse clients such as American Eagle Outfitters, DoubleClick, Fox Broadcasting, Macromedia, NASA, McAfee, Sony Music, Nokia and Yahoo Japan. The company had key partnerships with Hewlett-Packard, British Telecomm, Japanâ€™s Softbank Broadmedia, and VSNL.
In 2004, Mr. Gupta successfully launched Speedera India to drive the companyâ€™s accelerated global expansion and follow-the-sun support strategy. The company was acquired in 2005 by Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) for a stock transaction worth more than $500 million within a year.
Mr. Gupta then went on to found Aayuja Sales, a consulting firm targeted on increasing sales for mid-sized technology companies.