Phani Nagarjuna

Tech Entrepreneur and Investor,

Phani Nagarjuna is a successful high-tech entrepreneur, executive and investor with a distinguished 20+ years of experience. His resume spans marquee venture/private equity backed firms with virtually every senior executive role in mature technology firms. He has expertise in launching software products, opening global markets, and scaling organizations from zero to multi-million dollars in revenues. Nagarjuna has founded/founding executive at three different software startups, all with successful exits.
Most recently, he was the Founder & CEO of Nuevora, which merged with Sutherland – a TPG backed digital transformation company. Nuevora was ranked as one of the top 10 Big Data Analytics/AI companies by As a core member of the senior executive team of Sutherland and CEO of Nuevora, Nagarjuna was instrumental in driving the accelerated digital transformation of a $1B+ business. As a founding executive at his first start-up OneCommand, Nagarjuna built the auto-retail industry’s first analytics-driven customer
loyalty SaaS cloud platform, made strategic acquisitions, helped the company get listed twice on the Inc. 500
list and attain #1 market share. Early on in his career, Nagarjuna held product leadership roles at Siebel Systems. Nagarjuna is a recognized expert on Big Data analytics/AI, often quoted in major publications, has written for Forbes, and has advised Fortune 1000 executives on next-generation digital transformation initiatives. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has guest lectured on Entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara. He recently served as
the President of the HBS Alumni Club of Northern California – the 2 nd largest HBS alumni organization in the world and currently serves on its board. Nagarjuna also serves a growth advisor to Founder Institute, a prominent startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and as an investment committee member of Alumni Ventures,
a top-end VC firm.
Nagarjuna has an MBA from Harvard, an MS from University of Cincinnati, and a BS from Osmania University.

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