I was born in a small suburb of New Delhi. My father began his career there as a support engineer at Digital, which created the world’s first firewall. His fascination with the burgeoning Internet security business carried my family to Sunnyvale, CA, when it was still the land of cherry orchards.
My two pastimes in childhood, computer science and debate, became passions in college. At UCLA, I explored machine learning, networks, and cryptography while leading several entrepreneurship organizations. I grew obsessed with solving low-level infrastructure and high-level organizational problems.
I returned to the valley to build and eventually lead enterprise products at Atlassian, a BCV company. In some ways, BCV guided my career before I even knew it. Product management ingrained in me that a special team can move mountains. I think the same applies to venture.