Things I've done before:
- Member Advisory Board: BreakThrough SF
- Founder, Flowgram Inc.
- Partner, Accel Partners
- Co-founded and led as CEO, a San Francisco-based company
FastForward Networks that developed products to enable the large
scale distribution of broadcast video on the internet. The company was
sold to Inktomi for $1.3B in 2000, and its technology and products formed the
basis of Inktomi's content networking offerings. Corporate investors
included America Online, Enron, Inktomi, RealNetworks and Sun
Microsystems. The main venture investor was Accel Partners.
- After the merger, I stayed for a short while as General
Manager of the Media Products Division of Inktomi.
- Worked on various research problems, mostly in the field of computer
networking, at AT&T Bell Labs, IBM
Research and Sun Microsystems. My
Generalized Processor sharing, a way of achieving quality of service
in data networks are among the
highest cited in the networking literature and have won
international awards. The IEEE Society of Communications selected one of
them to be on a
of the 16 most influential networking papers to appear in the last 50
- Enjoyed life as a student for many years :-) at
MIT; first in the Sloan School of
Management where I got a S.M. in
Operations Research (GPA 5.0/5.0), then at the
Laboratory for Information and Decision
Systems where I did a Ph.D. in EECS (Vinton Hayes Fellow), and
finally as a postdoctoral scientist at the
Laboratory for Computer Science.
- Spent vast quantities of time playing squash until I injured myself
in too many different places. I never got that good (A/B player in the
Boston area), but I enjoyed the game thoroughly.
- Had a wonderful time growing up in
Bombay (now Mumbai) India.