PV stands for transformational and ethical leadership. PV’s experience encompasses being an early-stage entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and an advisor to mid-market private-equity backed companies over the last two decades. He currently serves as the CEO and the board of WealthEngine. PV serves on a public board as an independent director at Appian Corporation (NASDAQ: APPN).
PV started his career at Microsoft in 1990s. He co-founded Entevo in 1997, which was acquired by BindView/Symantec in 2001. PV then founded Approva in 2002 which was sold to Infor/Lawson in 2011. PV co-founded ClearStandards in 2007 that was acquired by SAP in 2009. PV has been a General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, a $600M early-stage, top-quartile technology fund, since 2009.
With a keen interest in constant learning, personal growth and mentorship, he is active both in his local community and investing in entrepreneurship. PV is Chairman and co-owner of CommuniKids, a leading language immersion preschool since 2003. He serves on the University of Maryland’s Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Science (CMNS) Board of Visitors and as well as the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship. PV is the founder of Pratham (DC-Chapter), India’s largest NGO focused on interventional education. He was former President of TiE-DC. PV has invested in several startups both in the US and India.
PV has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Pune and has executive management certificates from MIT Sloan School of Management.
PV is fan of latin Jazz, adventure travel, and admires Nelson Mandela for his deep sense of forgiveness and reconciliation. PV believes that the world can be uplifted through the universal language of laughter.