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Chairman, NASSCOM Product Council & Member, NASSCOM Executive Council Chairman & Co-Founder, Frictionless Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Co-Chair & Co-Founder, HBS Alumni Angels – India Chapter
Ravi Gururaj is Chairman & Co-Founder of Frictionless Ventures where he is building and investing in innovative software products primarily in the cloud, mobile, and big data segments. Over his 25-year career, Ravi has promoted an STPI unit exporting software components out of India, held product roles at Intel, served as Managing Director of the Trilogy Software GIC, and founded multiple successful software product ventures.
VMLogix, which he founded in 2004 was funded by Bain Capital Ventures and acquired by Citrix in 2010. At Citrix, Ravi served as Vice President Products in the Cloud Platforms group, was a member of the global Citrix CTO Office, represented the Citrix Startup Accelerator and was on the India R&D leadership team. Ravi is Charter Member of TiE Bangalore where he launched the Cloud SIG and is Co-Founder & Co-Chair of HBS Alumni Angels India chapter.
Ravi received his MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School. He graduated with honors as Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania in the Management and Technology (M&T) program, receiving a B.S.E. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Moore School and a B.Sc. in Finance from the Wharton School. He was also a research scholar at the University of Edinburgh and schooled at La Martiniere for Boys in Kolkata.