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Ashish Gupta

Ashish is a co-founder of Helion and serves on the boards of Anantara, Jigrahak Mobility, Kirusa, Komli, MuSigma, Naukri, and Virtual Synaptics. He has invested in over 35 companies in the US and in India. His investments include Daksh (IBM), Odesk, Obongo (AOL), Speedera (Akamai), Make My Trip, Merittrac, and Kaboodle (Hearst). Ashish co-founded and helped grow two successful companies; Tavant Technologies and Junglee ( that pioneered comparison shopping on the internet.

Ashish has worked at Woodside Fund,, Oracle Corporation, and IBM Research. He has to his credit several patents, international publications, and a book by MIT press. He is a Kauffman fellow, the world’s leading venture education program.

He also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from IIT Kanpur, where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal.

(from Helion Venture Partners website)

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Company Date Round Size Participants
ShopSocially 10/2010Series A$1.1M4



  1. ShopSocially Nabs $1.1 Million Series A, Lets You Shop Socially ( [edit]
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