Dr. Ashish Gupta is a co-founder of Helion. He has co-founded two successful companies - Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN). He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research.
Ashish is a co-founder of Helion and serves on several boards including InfoEdge (NAUKRI), Kirusa, Komli, MySmartPrice.com, Pubmatic, and SMSGupshup. He has invested in over 35 companies in the US and in India, includingSome of his past investments include redBus (MIH), Mu Sigma, Daksh (IBM), Odesk, and MakeMyTrip.
Before his fellowship at Woodside Fund, Ashish was involved with several start-up companies in the US and in India as an advisor, board member, and investor. Ashish also worked at Amazon.com as a director of engineering, and at Junglee as co-founder, board member and VP of Engineering, co-founder and board member. Junglee was a pioneer in data integration technologies and the Application Service Provider business model. Ashish also worked as a senior technical contributor at Oracle and at IBM's Almaden Research Laboratory. He has to his credit several patents, international publications, and a book by MIT press.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Ashish holds a PhD in database technology from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, where he was awarded the President's Gold medal.
Ashish is an avid traveler and is interested in international business development and education. In addition to traveling, Ashish likes watching theater, playing racquet sports, and woodworking.
Ashish is a member of Class 7 and served his fellowship with mentor Vince Occhipinti at Woodside Funds in Redwood Shores, CA. He was later a mentor to Akshay Garg (Class 18).
Ashish is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Venture Education.