Nexus Venture Partners, an India and U.S. based venture capital fund, has added Ram Gupta to its operations and investment team.
Gupta is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management and board roles in startups and high-growth companies. During these years, he has been part of creating over $10B of market capitalization.
Gupta served as the President and CEO of Cast Iron Systems, a venture-funded startup. During his tenure, the company grew to become the largest vendor of application integration technology in the cloud and was acquired by IBM.
Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President at PeopleSoft Inc., responsible for strategy, marketing, development, customer service, alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Under his leadership, PeopleSoft’s market capitalization grew from $3B to $10B.
Prior to that, Gupta was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at venture-funded WebMD Health Corp., where he helped the company grow from a startup to a public company with a market cap of over $2B.
Previously, Gupta served as director on the boards of various public and private companies, including Progress Software (PRGS), S1 Corporation (SONE, acquired by AIC), Platform Computing (acquired by IBM), Persistent Systems (IPO: PRST), Yodlee (IPO: YDLE), Plateau Systems (acquired by SAP), and Geek Net (IPO: GKNT).
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of early- and growth-stage companies funded by Nexus.
Led by Naren Gupta, Nexus Venture Partners is an India-U.S. venture capital investor with over $1B under management and an active portfolio of over 50 companies across technology, internet, media, consumer, and business services sectors. Portfolio companies include Aryaka, biz2credit, Cloud.com, Gluster, H2O, Indix, Postman, Pubmatic, Quandl, Helpshift, Snapdeal, Netmagic, and Druva.