Pradeep was most recently a Director of Intel Capital's India Fund, based in Mumbai. During his nearly 10 years at Intel, his portfolio included One97 Communications (MVAS), Global Talent Track (education), Intrasoft (Internet services), and WSO2 (open source software). He also led investments in SpikeSource, BlackDuck, LikeWise, Collabnet, and Zend in the US. His exits included JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), Persistent (IPO) and Intrasoft (IPO).
Prior to Intel Capital, Pradeep spent over 15 years in Silicon Valley in technology/ product marketing roles. Pradeep was the founding CEO and later VP Products at Yopa Inc., a venture-backed company that developed a mobile applications software platform. Yopa was acquired by XDrive Technologies in 2001.
Before Yopa, Pradeep was instrumental in BroadVision's early success by driving the Financial Services product line. Pradeep honed his technical skills in the software division of Intel, developing large scale distributed computing applications, and at Inference Corp., developing carrier-grade expert systems applications.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Pradeep holds an MSEE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BEEE from the University of Bombay, India.
Pradeep is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 10 and served his fellowship under mentor Keith Larson at Intel Capital in Santa Clara, CA.