What he does: Solves problems at the intersection of cloud, mobile and big data.
What he invests in: Aditya invests in promising startups in enterprise IT infrastructure, systems, software and services. Past investments include PrivateCore, which was acquired by FaceBook in 2014.
Aditya came to Foundation Capital in 2013 from Comcast Ventures, where he was a board observer at Tely Labs, Compass EOS, Benu Networks, Immedia Semiconductor, ConteXtream, and Maginatics (acquired by EMC).
As a child, Aditya had dreamed of a career as a dog whisperer, but he ended up being a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He co-founded Bitsplay Systems, a networking appliance company that streamed video from data centers, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Foundation Capital back in 2007.
Aditya likes to be hands-on. As a product manager at Enphase Energy (ENPH), he managed development of the communications gateway, micro-inverter and a solar energy metering solution in collaboration with Silver Spring Networks. He also installed solar panels on 20 homes.
Early in his career, he spent six years as a chip designer at Cisco Systems where he designed network processors, switch fabrics and embedded software for the Cisco CRS-1 and ASR-9000 routers.
Why he loves his job: “Every great business initially does something so deceptively difficult that the challenges of success go almost unnoticed. Recognizing these challenges early and helping entrepreneurs build management teams and organizations from the ground up is what I enjoy doing most.”
Profile: Aditya enjoys CrossFit, cricket, snowboarding, rescuing German Shepherds and traveling to one new country every year. He also collects comic books -- Asterix, Tintin and Batman.
His greatest accomplishment: Being “the man of the match in an Under-16 high school cricket tournament.”
Training: Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago,.
Aditya's assistant, Jan Slimmer: firstname.lastname@example.org