Gupta is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BTech from IIT Kanpur. His first entrepreneurial venture, Junglee (a price-comparison platform) was acquired by Amazon in 1998 following which he founded Tavant Technologies in the year 2000. Gupta also serves on several boards including Ezetap, Pubmatic, Simplilearn, SMSGupshup and Naukri. Some of his other past investments include Qwikcilver (acquired by Pinelabs), Daksh (acquired by IBM), Upwork, Perfios, and Redbus.
“As an entrepreneur, investor, mentor and a friend, he (Gupta) has been the first person we’ve turned to for brainstorming over the years. Founders, who interact with him even for a few minutes, always appreciate his direct style and insights,” said Shripati Acharya, co-founder and managing partner, Prime Venture Partners.
“We’re privileged to have him formally associated with Prime. This will be a huge step in helping us further improve the quality of our investment decisions, as well as an excellent value-add for our entrepreneurs building companies
out of India and globally,” he said.
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