Kiran Hebbar is COO at the Saas startup Social Tables, which provides event planning and management software. Kiran leads products, engineering, and finance, and is responsible for scaling the growing company.
Kiran previously spent over a decade at Valhalla Partners, and remains involved as a partner with the firm. At Valhalla, Kiran focused on companies spanning the domains of software, Internet, and technology-enabled services, and served on the boards of Adaptly, Fishbowl Marketing, PlaceIQ, Shareablee, ShopSocially, and Zonoff. He also worked closely with Custora, Vistar Media, and Vubiquity (formerly Avail-TVN).
Before his fellowship, Kiran was the Director of Product Management at RichFX, a venture-backed rich media applications company targeting online retailers. While there, Kiran orchestrated the conceptualization, development, and market launch of the company's SaaS platform and marketed products to 200 online retail customers.
Before RichFX, Kiran was a Product Manager at Siebel Systems where he was given responsibility for managing CRM products for the high-tech, semiconductor and industrial manufacturing verticals. He began his career as a software engineer at Bentley Systems, where he led the development team for mechanical CAD software products while also managing offshore development partners. Kiran also worked at Mellon Ventures in New York.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Kiran has an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was chairman of the Wharton India Economic Forum. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and an MS from the University of Maryland, both in Mechanical Engineering. Kiran is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship.
Kiran lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife and two children.
Kiran served his fellowship under mentors Art Marks and Scott Frederick at Valhalla Partners in Vienna, VA as a member of Fellows Class 11.