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Duke University, BE
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Economics

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Founder & Chairman

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Kal Vepuri

Kal Vepuri is Founder and Chairman of The Trisiras Group, his personal direct investment vehicle. Through Trisiras, Kal invests in leading early and growth stage companies. To date the group has made over 85 strategic investments in private and public Technology, Healthcare, and Consumer Products companies.

Prior to forming Trisiras, Kal was a technology entrepreneur, a consultant at Bain & Company and an institutional private equity investor. Kal earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics with High Distinction from Duke University and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Economics.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
ClassPass 3/2014Seed$2M10
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
Karma Mobility 8/2012Seed$1.2M11
ChatID 1/2012Seed$2M16
Dispatch 11/2011Seed$965k12
DuckDuckGo 10/2011Venture Round$3M7
ED01 5/2011Seed$565k7
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
ADstruc 9/2010Seed$1.1M9
DoodleDeals Inc. 2/2010Series A$1.27M16



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