Arjun Gupta (venture capitalist)

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Arjun Gupta
Born 1960
India
Alma mater Washington State UniversityStanford University St. Stephen's College Harvard University
Occupation Venture Capitalist

Arjun Gupta is an Indian American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist.

Early life

After attending St. Stephen's College in Delhi, India, Gupta came to the United States on a student exchange program.[no citations needed here] He then attended Washington State University where he received his BS and MS in computer science, and Stanford University where he received his MBA.[1] Gupta is a member of the 2014 class of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative[2] and the 2001 class of Henry Crown Fellows.[3]

Career

Gupta is Chief Believer of TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture capital firm he founded in 1996. At TeleSoft, Gupta manages capital commitments of $625 million and has helped build over 60 companies resulting in 37 mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs, with a combined cash acquisition price of over $16 billion.[4] Gupta has served numerous director roles which currently include Calient, Nexant, and JumpStart and was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2006,[5] 2007,[6] 2008,[7] and 2009.[8]

In 2013, Gupta was part of the investor group that purchased the Sacramento Kings.[9]

Philanthropy

In 2001, Gupta founded the Arjun Gupta Family Foundation to support projects in education, medical research, performing arts, the environment, and other community endeavors in the United States, India, and Africa. The foundation has supported over 90 projects to date.[10]

References

  1. Sharma, Rachita. "Arjun Gupta: 5 Decades Of Venturing and Adventuring!". http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine_articles/Arjun_Gupta_5_Decades_Of_Venturing_and_Adventuring-PMST539477200.html. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. "2014 Harvard Fellows". http://advancedleadership.harvard.edu/people/arjun-gupta. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  3. "The Aspen Institute - Arjun Gupta Biography". http://www.aspeninstitute.org/leadership-programs/henry-crown-fellowship-program/senior-mentors#gupta. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  4. "The Aspen Institute Arjun Gupta bio page". http://www.aspeninstitute.org/people/arjun-gupta. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  5. "Forbes Midas List 2006". https://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/99/PF3L.html. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. "Forbes Midas List 2007". https://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/99/biz_07midas_all_slide_34.html?thisSpeed=30000. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  7. "Forbes MIdas List 2008". https://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/99/biz_08midas_Arjun-Gupta_PF3L.html. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  8. "Forbes Midas List 2009". https://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/99/midas09_Arjun-Gupta_PF3L.html. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  9. Bizjak, Tony. "Maloof family and Sacramento investors reach deal for Kings". http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/16/maloof-family-and-sacramento-investors-reach-deal-/. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  10. Hamm, Steve. "TeleSoft's Gupta: Venture Capital's Tough Times". https://www.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2009-06-10/telesofts-gupta-venture-capitals-tough-timesbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice. Retrieved 11 August 2015.