Biplab is the Managing Partner of Wipro Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Wipro.
Wipro Ventures invests in Enterprise Software including Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Big Data, and other emerging technology areas of strategic relevance to Wipro. The fund was started in early 2015 with a $100M Fund I with the goal of participating in the innovation ecosystem, establishing strategic partnerships with early-stage startups, offering those innovative and differentiated solutions to Wipro's customers, and thereby delivering strategic and financial returns to Wipro. In Feb 2020, Wipro Ventures announced a $150M Fund II.
Biplab serves as a board observer for Altizon Systems, Cloudknox, IntSights and Tricentis. He also served as a board observer for Demisto, prior to its acquisition by Palo Alto Networks.
Prior to this position, Biplab held several operating roles, primarily in the enterprise applications services domain at Wipro, Genpact, and PwC. He also had a brief stint with Trivium Systems, an online CRM startup based out of Bangalore, India. Most recently, he was the Global Head of the Oracle practice at Wipro, where he was the responsible for strategy, sales, and operations for the IT Services offerings around Oracle applications at Wipro.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Biplab earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, and an MBA with concentration in finance and systems from IIM Bangalore, India. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
As a member of Class 22, Biplab served his fellowship at Wipro Ventures. His mentor was his partner and co-head of Wipro Ventures, Venu Pemmaraju, an experienced corporate investor with 15 years at Intel Capital prior to joining Wipro.