Krishna, as the CEO and co-founder, has been setting the vision and direction for the company. Prior to founding MindTickle, Krishna most recently was the Director of Product Management at PubMatic. Addtionally, Krishna has also worked with leading companies and startups, including Microsoft, Tejas Networks and Infinera. Knowing MindTickle’s customers are successful and satisfied is one of his greatest joys.
As the Sr. Vice President of Strategy and GTM, Gopkiran Rao is driving the next growth stage at MindTickle by developing and executing the Company’s thought leadership and market development programs for F500, mid-market and SMB companies alike. Gopkiran brings 18+ years of experience developing products and got to market strategies for limitless vertical solutions. Prior to joining MindTickle, Gopkiran was the Senior Vice President of Products and Industries and also Vice President of Vertical Markets at Apttus. Prior to that, he worked Model N as a Senior Director of Strategic Markets and Industry Marketing. Gopkiran is an industry expert in technology, medical technology, communications, media and entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotech and more.
Deepak is a co-founder of MindTickle, responsible for technology and operations at MindTickle. He sets the technological direction for the business and ensures its services are secure and reliable. He also oversees operations and works with the global team to achieve MindTickle’s goals. Prior MindTickle, Deepak spent the early years of his career as a software engineer at PubMatic.
Nishant is a co-founder and product strategy lead at MindTickle. He is a highly accomplished user-experience and design expert. While he has deep expertise in UI and UX design, he’s passionate about usability and providing the highest quality user experience possible to MindTickle’s customers. Nishant has spent the early years of his career at PubMatic and D.E. Shaw & Co.
Dhruv Markandey is the VP of Customer Success at MindTickle. Having deep insight into opportunities and challenges across each stage of the sales process, Dhruv plays a valuable role in growing the company and MindTickle’s customer base. Prior to MindTickle, Dhruv was a business analyst at HSBC, where he designed online retail and business banking solutions. Having helped set up sales enablement at several fast growing companies, Dhruv brings unique insights into what it takes in order to make sales teams effective.
Paulette Greene is the VP of Professional Services at MindTickle. She is an entrepreneurial executive with deep sales enablement, customer success, and SaaS deployment experience, known for building relationships and driving customer value. Paulette has over 25 years of experience in sales enablement and enablement technology. She has built and scaled high-quality enablement and customer success organizations, while leveraging her experience rolling out enablement programs and technology worldwide for a $4.5B corp. Prior to MindTickle, Paulette served as the Chief Customer Officer at Qstream and SVP of Global Services at Validity Group.
Richie Khandelwal is the VP of Business Operations and Finance at MindTickle. Richie brings with him a well-rounded experience of growth leadership in his startup (Price Labs, Inc.) as well as consulting large enterprises on Business and Operations strategy as part of Bain & Co. Richie has also held various leadership roles at Shell across Asia, Europe and North America in projects and refining organizations. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS from IIT Madras.
As VP of Sales, Cameron Essalat plays an integral role in the fast growth of MindTickle’s organization. Prior to joining MindTickle, Cameron was VP of Sales at Catchpoint Systems and held senior management positions at Juniper Networks, ServiceSource and AppDynamics. He understands the needs of fast-scaling technology companies and had first-hand experience of how MindTickle increases the effectiveness of sales reps during his time at AppDynamics and Catchpoint Systems.
Having joined Canaan Partners in 2016, Joydeep leads investments in enterprise and cloud platforms with a focus on the mobile-first world. His experience is rooted in the founding days of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Skype for Business, where he ran cross-functional teams including R&D, IT Operations and Customer Support. Prior to joining Canaan, Joydeep led enterprise investments at Shasta Ventures, where he oversaw investments in the enterprise SaaS space. Beyond software, he has a deep rooted passion in shaping rural welfare.
Ravi joined NEA in 2004 and co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi’s investments in the software and technology sectors include Acquia, BloomReach, Boku, Captora, Forter, MOVE Guides, Mulesoft, Plaid, and Placester..Prior to NEA, Ravi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as co-head of the technology practice in their private equity group. Ravi has also worked for McKinsey & Company and Raychem Corporation focusing on R&D in various materials systems.
Dinesh Katiyar joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on early-stage, cross-border (US-India) companies. Dinesh led Accel’s investments in MindTickle, Paxata, Yakit and Simility. Prior to Accel, he co-founded iLeverage (acquired by E.piphany), SayNow (acquired by Google), and was the CEO of Small Device (acquired by Digital Chocolate). He also held positions with Sun, Motorola and Citrix. Dinesh grew up in Zambia, Africa (and later, Mumbai) and graduated from IIT Kanpur. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.
Amit has more than 20 years of experience in technology and internet industries and is also deeply engaged with the early stage ecosystem in India. In his previous role as the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, Amit led the entire online product portfolio. He was a part of the leadership team that took the company public on NASDAQ in 2010. Amit has also been the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile and advertisement products at Google. One of his products (the search‐based keyword tool) won the Google founder’s award. Prior to his role at Google, Amit was the Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California. He has published several papers and holds seven US patents.
Neeraj has a prolific background of business development across geographies and business models. He is an avid startup enthusiast and has a track record of helping tech ventures with mentorship, recruiting, financing, distributing products and BD. He is currently responsible for business development at WhatsApp.
Founded in 1987, Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs with visionary ideas. With $5B under management, a diversified fund and over 94 exits to date, Canaan has invested in some of the world’s leading technology and healthcare companies over the past 30 years. Canaan’s focus areas include fintech, enterprise/cloud, marketplaces, frontier tech, biopharma, digital health and medtech.
NEA is a global venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With over $19B in cumulative committed capital since the firm’s founding in 1977, NEA invests in technology and healthcare companies throughout a company’s lifecycle, from seed through IPO. The firm’s long track record of successful investing includes more than 210 portfolio company IPOs and more than 360 acquisitions.
Accel is a leading venture capital firm that invests in people and their companies from the earliest days through all phases of private company growth. Acko, Atlassian, BlackBuck, BlueStone, BookMyShow, Braintree, BrowserStack, Cloudera, Collectabillia, CureFit, DJI, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Freshworks, Housing-PropTiger, Lookout Security, Mitra Biotech, MuSigma, Myntra, Ola, Paxata, Portea, Qualtrics, Samunnati, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Swiggy, UrbanClap and Vox Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 30 years. The firm seeks to understand entrepreneurs as individuals, appreciate their originality and play to their strengths, because greatness doesn’t have a stereotype.
As the Venture Capital investment arm of Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been making investments in early-stage technology companies since 2000. Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in high-technology companies that have the potential to dramatically transform our world.
As co-founder, Mohit is responsible for strategy and operations at MindTickle. Mohit is an engineer at heart, consultant by training and an entrepreneur by profession. Previously he was a Senior Director in PwC’s management consulting practice and was also an early member of successful Silicon Valley startups such as Iospan Wireless (acquired by Intel & L3) and Aruba networks (IPO). Outside of MindTickle, Mohit is an active angel investor in a number of promising startups, including StompMarket, Kiva Health Foods, Coho and Townscript.
Jyoti Bansal is a Silicon Valley leader, product visionary, and entrepreneur. He founded AppDynamics in 2008 with the vision of “Application Intelligence” to help modern enterprises embark on their journey of digital transformation with a disruptive approach to managing their software applications. From its founding in 2008 to 2015, Jyoti served as AppDynamics’ Chief Executive Officer, a period of rapid company and customer growth. In September 2015, Jyoti handed day-to-day operations to David Wadhwani, and served as Executive Chairman and Chief Strategist from September 2015 to August 2016. AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco in January 2017 for $3.7 billion.
Jim Drill is a seasoned sales leader who has built successful go-to-market teams at Lithium Technologies, BMC, Imperva, IMLogic, MedSource Technologies, Inc. and PTC. With 28 years of experience in enterprise software, Jim has an impeccable track record of leading diverse teams, from start-ups to teams of more than 400 sales reps within dynamic, growing companies to achieve record global sales results, including two IPOs and two acquisitions. He serves as board member at MOVE Guides and FastSpring, and an advisor to LearnUp, HackerOne and Envoy Global. Jim obtained his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Vineet Jain is an experienced business leader who has worked in the B2B technology industry in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. After holding multiple senior level positions at KPMG and Bechtel, Vineet set his sights on becoming a self-made entrepreneur. He started his first company, Valdero, a supply chain solution provider that received funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Trinity Ventures – and went on to a successful exit. Vineet founded Egnyte in 2007 and led the company to become a leader in the Enterprise File Sync and Share market. Vineet has secured multiple funding rounds to help grow the business from a cadre of co-founders to a global business with more than 300 employees worldwide.
Raj brought 10 years of enterprise and entrepreneurial experience when he co-founded BloomReach. Before launching the company, he was entrepreneur-in-residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Prior to that, Raj served as Cisco’s director of product marketing and was on the founding team of telecom company FirstMark/LambdaNet, which grew to $80 million in run-rate revenue. Raj also worked in technology investment banking at Lazard Freres. He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lars Nilsson is a proven, results-oriented inside sales and sales operations leader with 25 years of management experience building sales organizations and generating demand for products in enterprise software and hardware organizations. Lars currently serves as VP of Field Operations for Cloudera, the company that is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data. Prior to Cloudera, Lars founded SalesSource, a premier business services consulting firm specializing in Salesforce.com customization and sales process development to aid venture backed start-ups scale and drive pipeline. Lars has also served in sales executive roles at ArcSight/Hewlett Packard, Riverbed Technology, and Portal Software. All three companies achieved an IPO.