Chair TiE Angels Word Of Wisdomumar Sripadam is a technology entrepreneur, business consultant, investor and mentor. He transacts his business operations through Kedge LLC. He has 27 years of experience in the high technology sector. He has held several senior and executive positions at Righttag( Inova), Bluewave Networks (acquired by Celestix) etc. Kumar was a member of the founding team at Redback Networks, a successful Networking company where he made key contributions to Systems and Hardware. His areas of interest are Enterprise and Application software, ECommerce, Infrastructure, AI/ML, Big Data, IOT, FinTech and Consumer products. Kumar Sripadam serves on the Executive Board of MetaCert. He served on the board of Incentive Logic Inc, Arizona. He is an advisor at Moesif Inc. He is also involved with many early to mid-stage companies such as Appensure, Outdu, Palmstar Media Capital etc. Some his key investments currently are Docusign, Pipedrive, PeriscopeData, Iterable, Pubnub, Cloudera, Paystand, Openbucks, MobileForceSoftware, Crowded, Skulpt, Bioz, YouPlus, Goombal, SyncOnset, Zafesoft, Moesif, Crater, Lomics etc. He is an active investor and an LP at The Hive, The Fabric, AngelPad, BluePointe Ventures, MontaVista Capital, ArcAngel Funds, TiE LaunchPad etc. His other investments include IFLY Silicon Valley, IFLY Hollywood, Palmstar Media Capital, SBPacificGroup etc. He also transacts business through Inforel Technologies � a technology services company based in California and India. He is a Charter Member of TIE-SV and is the Chair of TiE Angels Silicon Valley. He is also an Executive Committee Member of ArcAngel Fund, a leading NY angel forum. He is a member/advisor of Silicom Ventures. He is also involved in many other Silicon Valley professional organizations. He holds an MSEE from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.