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Arjun is the Chief Believer, Founder & Managing Partner of TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture capital firm focused on high-tech startups. Arjun has over 25 years of experience working with technology companies in venture capital, engineering and consulting roles. He has overseen investing in and helping build 61 companies of which 40 companies have been acquired
Arjun is the Chief Believer, Founder & Managing Partner of TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture capital firm focused on high-tech startups. Arjun has over 25 years of experience working with technology companies in venture capital, engineering and consulting roles. He has overseen investing in and helping build 61 companies of which 40 companies have been acquired or gone public. At TeleSoft, Arjun manages capital commitments of $625+ million and has established corporate partnerships with Bechtel, Nexant, Saleforce.com and Symphony Technology Group.
In 2001, Arjun started a family foundation to support community projects in education, medical research and the arts.
SInce 2103, Arjun is a member of the new ownership group of the Sacramento Kings NBA team, and is helping revitalize Sacramento.
Specialties: Venture Capital, Building Companies, Mergers and Acquisitions.
New Ownership Group @ Member of the new ownership group of the Sacramento Kings, NBA team. Building a new arena, which will be online for the 2016-17 season. Helping Mayor Kevin Johnson and his team to revitalize downtown Sacramento. Great partners, great team, great experience! From May 2013 to Present (2 years 6 months) Chief Believer, Founder and Managing Partner @ High-tech venture capital firm. Invested in and helped build over 60 tech companies to date, of which over 40 companies have been acquired or gone public. From 1996 to Present (19 years) Vice-President @ Private equity focused on technology companies. Invested in three key companies -- (i) Omnipoint (IPO, acquired by VoiceStream, thereafter acquired by Deutsche Telekom to form T-Mobile USA); (ii) Objective Systems Integrators (IPO, later acquired by Agilent); and (iii) BPL Celluar (acquired by Hutchinson). From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Technology Specialist @ Management and technology strategy consulting. Clients included Apple, ATT, Siemens, Vodaphone. Worked on the Digital Transition project which launched CDMA and Qualcomm. From 1989 to 1993 (4 years) Summer Associate, Tech M&A @ Summer job, worked on the successful acquisition of IMO Delaval by Varo for approximately $125 million From June 1988 to August 1988 (3 months) Systems Software Engineer, Applications Engineer @ Embedded Operating Systems design engineer for realtime control applications. Later was an Applications Engineer and Market Development Manager covering new product introductions in Silicon Valley, Germany and Japan. From 1984 to 1987 (3 years)
Advanced Leadership Fellow, ALI @ Harvard University From 2014 to 2015 Henry Crown Fellow, Values Based Leadership @ The Aspen Institute From 2001 to 2003 MBA, Entrepreneurship @ Stanford University Graduate School of Business From 1987 to 1989 MS and BS, Computer Science @ Washington State University From 1980 to 1984 BA (Honors), Economics @ St. Stephen's College From 1977 to 1980 Higher Secondary, Science @ Mayo College From 1972 to 1977 Arjun Gupta is skilled in: Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, Product Management, Product Design, Strategic Sales Plans, Strategic Sales, Strategic Sales..., Strategic Partnerships, Corporate Partnership..., Partnership Marketing, Ecosystem Management, Strategic Financial..., Capital Structure, Capital Markets, Human Capital, Recruiting, Board Development, Board Governance, Board of Director..., Start-ups, Corporate Development, Mergers, Private Equity, Executive Management, Product Development, Telecommunications, Mobile Technology, Management Consulting, Angel Investing, Management, Board of Directors, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development, Business Strategy, SaaS, IPO, Leadership, Due Diligence, Growth Capital