Sunil, a vice president in the Menlo Park, CA office, focuses on investments in space, developer tools, and security companies.
Sunil serves as a Board Director for Auth0 and Nitrous.IO. He is a board observer at GetInsured, Rocket Lab, and Virtru. Sunil is also closely involved with Bessemer's investments in Box, DocuSign, Simply Measured, Tile and Zapier. His past investments include Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Defense.net (acquired by F5 Networks) and Grow Mobile (acquired by Perion).
Prior to joining Bessemer, Sunil was the founder and CEO of Triangulate, a venture-backed online dating startup that used social media behaviors to drive algorithmic matching. Previously, Sunil worked in consulting at Bain & Company, in Cisco's Corporate Development group, and in product management at Microsoft. He has also worked at several early-stage startups (Sendio, ZeeWise, Celito) as a software engineer and in business development. Sunil frequently speaks about best practices for growing startups.
Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors. Sunil is Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the NextGen Board of the Computer History Museum and is Co-Chair of NextGen Partners, the largest pre-partner VC networking group in the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. In his free time, Sunil enjoys sailing and stargazing.
2011 - Current (over 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Aug, 2016||Auth0||$15M / Series B||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Jun, 2015||Auth0||$6.88M / Series A (Lead)||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Sep, 2014||Auth0||$2.4M / Seed (Lead)||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Mar, 2014||Nitrous||$6.65M / Series A (Lead)||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Jul, 2013||Mind Pirate, Inc.||$2.5M / Seed||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Apr, 2013||Nitrous||$1M / Seed||Bessemer Venture Partners|
|Feb 25, 2016||Mercury News - Space funding takes off|
|Jan 16, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - SpaceX success launches space startups to new heights|
|Aug 27, 2015||GeekWire - Tech Moves: Airbnb hires former Clinton adviser; Auth0 adds new board members; and more - GeekWire|
|Jun 24, 2015||Business Wire - Auth0 Raises Series A Led By Bessemer to Take the Pain Out of Identity Security|
|Sep 17, 2014||GeekWire - Startup Spotlight: Auth0 raises $2.4M to simplify authentication for app developers|
|Mar 18, 2014||FinSMEs - Nitrous.IO Secures $6.65M in Series A Funding|
|Nov 20, 2012||Xconomy - Here's the Agenda for "The Power of the Pivot" on December 4|
|Sep 28, 2012||Xconomy - Xconomy Forum: The Power of the Pivot|