Partner, Symphony AI
Eshwar is currently a Partner at SymphonyAI and is focused on incubating, transforming, and growing companies that leverage artificial intelligence to disrupt B2B markets. In addition, Eshwar takes on interim operating roles across SymphonyAI’s portfolio companies to help accelerate the achievement of their business goals and enhance customer as well as shareholder value. Prior to SymphonyAI, Eshwar led Products & Alliances for Rubrik. At Rubrik, Eshwar helped launch an innovative suite of products that enabled the company to double revenue & customers on a quarterly basis and approach an annual run rate of $100 Million after only six quarters of selling. Rubrik is the fastest growing enterprise infrastructure company in the world and was featured as a top company in Forbes’ 2018 The Cloud 100 list.
Prior to Rubrik, Eshwar was the Vice President of Strategy at Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ:FUEL) and was responsible for shaping the strategic direction of the company as well as driving ancillary revenue through new business initiatives. He successfully helped close Rocket Fuel’s $230M acquisition of [x+1] to expand Rocket Fuel’s portfolio of solutions for the enterprise market. Prior to this role, Eshwar was Vice President of Products and Business Development at Rocket Fuel and was responsible for building Rocket Fuel’s brand and direct response products and taking them to market as well as establishing relationships with data and measurement partners. As part of the founding executive team, he helped Rocket Fuel grow from the ground up to over $400 million in revenue from over 75 of AdAge’s top 100 national advertisers within five years to claim the #1 spot in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list.
Prior to Rocket Fuel, Eshwar was the founder and CEO of Sensact Applications, a Silicon Valley based company focused on pervasive real-time embedded sensing and computing (aka “Internet of Things”) to create solutions for smart physical environments. At Sensact Applications, Eshwar formulated the business plan, raised financing, recruited a cross-border team, and delivered the first set of innovative wireless applications which are used on a daily basis in commercial building facilities.
Prior to founding Sensact Applications, Eshwar was part of Epiphany’s (now Infor) Product Management team and worked on product strategy for Epiphany’s Marketing and Analytics products. He was responsible for Epiphany’s flagship CRM marketing and analytics platforms that had over $100 million in annual revenue and were used by over 35 Fortune 100 companies.
Prior to joining Epiphany, Eshwar was the co-founder and CTO of iLeverage (acquired by Epiphany [NASDAQ:EPNY] in 2000), a company that built advertising and collaborative selling solutions for online retailers. At iLeverage, Eshwar led a team of engineers to deliver a revolutionary vertical ad network focused on the e-commerce exit corridor to facilitate promotional cross-deals across merchants. Prior to iLeverage, Eshwar worked as a software development engineer in the Application Server Group at Oracle.
Eshwar serves as an Advisor to companies associated with Singularity University and Alchemist Accelerator, and is a Charter Member of TiE Silicon Valley. He holds a MS in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, Management of Technology from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He has authored several academic publications and holds six patents.