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University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), BS 1993
Management Science

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Krishna Visvanathan

Krishna has been actively engaged in international start-ups and Venture Capital investing for over 15 years. Krishna joined DFJ Esprit in 2009 and focuses primarily on Internet, mobile and networking related businesses.

Krishna is responsible for DFJ Esprit’s investments in Achica, Qosmos, Radium One, Netronome Systems, Cambridge Semiconductor, Light Blue Optics, MediaFed, and MoviePilot.

Krishna also led DFJ Esprit’s investments in Icera (acquired by Nvidia) and The Cloud Networks (acquired by BskyB).

Prior to joining DFJ Esprit, Krishna spent ten years with 3i’s Technology Venture Capital team where he was responsible for investments in Blue Lithium Inc (acquired by Yahoo!), Ezurio (acquired by Laird), Ubinetics (acquired by CSR plc and Aeroflex Inc), Fastnet Systems (acquired by Redstone plc) and BTN Ltd (acquired by C&W plc).

He started his career at Ernst & Young before founding Optika Fibre Technologies, a display technology start-up based in SE Asia.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Vungle 5/2012Seed$2M17



  1. Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M All-Star Seed Round For Mobile App Video Trailers Network ( [edit]
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