Naren Gupta co-founded Nexus Venture Partners in 2006. Nexus Ventures is India’s leading venture investor funding innovative companies in ecommerce, logistics, financial services, healthcare and technology with $1.5 billion under management. Prior to launching Nexus, Naren cofounded Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI), a leading embedded software company in 1980 and took it public in 1990. He served as ISI President/CEO until 1994 and as its Chairman till ISI merger with Wind River in 2000. He subsequently served as Vice-Chairman and CEO of Wind River Systems.

Naren is currently a trustee of the California Institute of Technology and a board member of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) as well as a number of privately held companies. He has previously served on numerous public and private company boards and has been an active advisor to entrepreneurs, technology companies and corporate leaders worldwide.

Naren holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) where he received the President’s Gold Medal, an MS from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in engineering. He has been named distinguished alum at IIT and Caltech and has received numerous other awards.