Person Overview

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Primary:
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Octopus
Past:
Principal of Corporate Development & Principal of New Business Development at Google

Description

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Debu Purkayastha is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Octopus Ventures, a premier European venture capital firm. Prior to Octopus, till early 2014, Debu spent 6 years at Google. Debu was Principal - New Business Development at Google with a wide product mandate spanning several key strategic focus areas globally. Previously, Debu was Google's Principal - Corporate Development spearheading its global M&A and Investment efforts including the acquisition of ITA Software (travel search), DailyDeal.de (offers), Gizmo5 (VoIP), Phonetic Arts (text to speech), Green Parrot Pictures (video image processing), Zynamics (security software) amongst several others. Debu is also a founding member of Google “Campus”, a seven-storey co-working space for startups in East London’s Tech City. Debu sits on the Board of MercyCorps (NGO), Advisory Board of Sadara Ventures (VC Fund) & previously used to sit on the Boards of Fon... See More

Experience (2)

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  • Ae13def5f3ce07e844f87ca649806733

    Octopus

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • B0c6a0f48fe6f70ac1fd618d81a16595

    Google

    Principal of Corporate Development & Principal of New Business Development
    Feb 10, 2014