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3 Investments in 3 Companies
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Kanwal Rekhi brings over 20 years of executive experience at successful Silicon Valley technology companies. Kanwal was one of the original founders of Excelan, a computer networking company founded in 1982, where he was named President and CEO in 1985. Excelan went public on the NASDAQ in 1987, and eventually merged with Novell in 1989. Kanwal remained at Novell as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer of the company, later joining the Board of Directors. Kanwal retired from Novell in 1995. After leaving Novell, Kanwal also served as the CEO at CyberMedia from January of 1998 until its merger with Network Associates in September of 1998. Over the years, Kanwal has been active in the Silicon Valley community of entrepreneurs, receiving numerous awards and recognition for his commitment to technology and entrepreneurship. Kanwal was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1987 by the Arthur-Young/Venture magazine. Today he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Indus Entrepreneurs Association (TiE). Based in Silicon Valley, TiE is a not-for-profit organization created for the advancement of entrepreneurship, with over 40 chapters in eight countries worldwide.

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Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Managing Director

Managing Director

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Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2005$3M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2005$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2000undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

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