An experienced and results-driven Founder, Operator, CTO from Startup to IPO, Investor, and Advisor with an entrepreneurial flair, impeccable business judgment, and substantial success in investing in, and advising high-tech startup companies. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the intersection of business and technology within products, as well as mobile performance marketing, and web and social analytics. Experience includes the creation and sale of companies, and investment in numerous startups. Utilizes an analytical approach to solving problems, and applies strong technical and commercial acumen in driving business revenues. Communicates concisely at all levels, and cultivates trusted relationships with key strategic stakeholders. He has seen the differences between what makes a company great versus what makes a company fail.
Mr. Verma was previously a Partner in Venus Capital’s Private Equity Group, where he focused on investments in digital media and mobile in India and the United States. Prior, he was with Gabriel Venture Partners, a leading growth equity firm, where he assisted with the firm’s investments in India including Persistent Systems (BSE: PERSISTENT), MakeMyTrip.com (NASD: MMYT), and Tejas Networks; additionally, he supported several of Gabriel’s Indian portfolio companies post-investment including Allsec (BSE: ALLSEC), InvestSmart (BSE: INVSTSMART), and Provogue (BSE: PROVOGUE).
Mr. Verma has been a contributor to case studies regarding Indian investing for Harvard Business School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He has authored numerous articles on various topics including the private capital markets in India, digital media and the mobilization of advertising.
Specialties: Mobile Advertising, Investing, Gamification, Digital Media