Engineering Capital (www.engineeringcapital.com) is venture capital for Engineers! Based in silicon valley, we specialize in leading Seed investments in software companies with a technical insight (http://www.engineeringcapital.com/technical-insights-in-startups/). Recent exits include SignalFx, acquired by Splunk for $1 billion and Passage.AI acquired by ServiceNow. After leading the seed, often alone, we seek to partner with traditional venture firms. Current portfolio examples include Robust Intelligence, Prismo Systems, Menlo Security, Baffle, YotaScale and vFunction.
Bhaskar Sunkara was Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product of AppDynamics since the founding of the company in 2008. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s customer-centric product strategy and led its global product management and engineering functions. He established AppDynamics as the category leader in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and led its march from 0 to 1 Billion $ TCV. Cisco acquired AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in 2017.
Over his career, Bhaskar has married product strategy and execution strategy to develop products that are trusted by Chief Information Officers and built for the demands of the world’s largest enterprises. Before AppDynamics, he served as a Senior Software Engineer at CA Wily Technology, and as a Software Engineer of Wily Technology, Inc. prior to its acquisition by CA, Inc. Bhaskar began his career at Pramati Technologies Pvt. Ltd., where he served in a variety of engineering leadership roles. Bhaskar earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras University.
BV Jagadeesh is Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures. He has successfully invested and guided companies such as Nutanix (IPO), Yodlee (IPO), Arkin (acqd: VMWare), Elastic Box (acqd: Century Link), NetMagic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell) and Ankeena (acqd: Juniper) to name a few.
Before founding KAAJ, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and CEO of NetScaler. NetScaler pioneered the concept of Application Delivery and was successfully sold to Citrix for $325M and served as Group VP and GM for Citrix's Application Networking division. Prior to Netscaler, he co-founded and served as CTO of Exodus communications in 1993 that pioneered the concept of Internet data centers. He was instrumental in the successful IPO of Exodus in 1998.
Currently Jagadeesh is an active investor and serves on the board of several Silicon Valley startups. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Leavey School of Business, SCU.
Jagadeesh is also very actively involved with several non-profits for the betterment of the world such as UVCE Foundation - providing scholarships to deserving students, One School At A Time - Constructs School buildings for the under privileged, Akshaya Patra - providing mid-day meals to 1.6 Million children every day.