Neeraj Gupta is Managing Director of Cervin Ventures, an early-stage venture fund. In this role, he is involved in all aspects of fund operations, including deal sourcing, portfolio company support, LP management, and fundraising. He is on the board or in observer positions in various companies including Nexient, Zephyr, Punchh, and ArmorText.
Most recently, Neeraj was a member of the executive team at Patni, a publicly listed IT services company where he led global sales and marketing with top-line responsibility for $700M. Prior to that, he was a General Manager at Patni with responsibility for telecom, media, and growth industries. Neeraj founded Cymbal Corporation, an IT services company focused on telecom operators that he led as CEO from its inception to successful exit to Patni Computers (NYSE: PTI).
In his earlier career, Neeraj held engineering and product management positions at Octel (acquired by Lucent) and Genesys Telecom (acquired by Alcatel). He has had significant global experience including stints in the UK and India.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Neeraj has bachelor's degree in electronics and electrical engineering from Panjab University in India and master's in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama.
A member of Class 20, Neeraj served his fellowship at Cervin Ventures under the mentorship of Managing Director Preetish Nijhawan.