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Shripati Acharya

IIT engineer. Stanford computer scientist. Harvard MBA. Entrepreneur. Business leader. Though there are many ways to begin to describe Shripati, he’s best known by friends and colleagues for being astute with a razor sharp intellect and yet charmingly unassuming and accessible, with a zen-like devotion to data driven decision-making.

Shripati has combined a passion to build great teams and an extraordinary desire to excel along with a keen eye for spotting the tales that numbers tell through his career - be it as a lead for one of Cisco’s most successful switching product lines or as the business head for Cisco’s education initiative or as a co-founder of Snapfish, the world’s largest photo site, acquired by Hewlett Packard, or at Transarc, which was acquired by IBM, not to mention the stint working alongside Mr. Nandan Nilekani on the UIDAI project.

Having spent substantial parts of working career in the United States and India addressing worldwide markets, Shripati brings a global management perspective. His passion for Indian business was lit when he interned for Boston Consulting Group in India after business school, and has grown through investments in and mentoring of Indian online startups over the last decade.

Shripati enjoys the great outdoors and has hitch-hiked through Europe and trekked the wind swept mountains of the Himalayas and the Andes. A firm believer in healthy living, Shripati diligently practises yoga and meditation, and has the phone number of every organic shop in Bangalore on his speed dial. He lives in Bangalore with his wife, Sowmya and two children.

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