Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, FusionOps
Shariq is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of FusionOps. A visionary technologist and entrepreneur with a proven record of innovation, Shariq has created and launched multiple enterprise software products to market. He is the inventor of several patents in the area of Cloud Computing, Analytics and SaaS Applications. He has been honored with the “Pros to Know” award by Supply and Demand Chain Executives in 2014. At FusionOps, Shariq manages the R&D, DevOps and Product Management teams spread across four continents. Prior to founding FusionOps, Shariq was the principal architect of ADAC Information Systems (acquired by Cerner Corporation). Shariq holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Ram brings over 20 years strategy and execution expertise at global technology companies, including PeopleSoft, WebMD, Silicon Graphics, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services. He holds several patents. Previously, Ram was the president and CEO of Cast Iron Systems, Inc. Before that he was the executive vice president at PeopleSoft. Ram was the executive in charge of the company’s $1.8 billion acquisition of JD Edwards that set off the consolidation trend in the ERP industry. Prior to PeopleSoft, Ram was the senior vice president and general manager at WebMD Corp. Before that he held various leadership positions at Silicon Graphics, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services. Ram holds an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated with Honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.
Principal, Georgian Partners
Prior to joining Georgian Partners, Tyson worked for IBM, where he led acquisitions, strategic partnerships and divestitures for the Business Analytics segment of IBM Software Group. Tyson led several acquisitions for IBM, including Cognos and SPSS. In addition, Tyson led the creation of the $100 million IBM Watson Ecosystem Development venture fund and the first investment from that fund in WellTok Inc. Tyson holds his MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flager Business School, where he graduated with highest honors and was Beta Gamma Sigma. Tyson also earned his Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law.
Prabhu began his career by joining IBM’s EDA organization at East Fishkill where he was involved with many developments in the area of chip test automation. At IBM he developed the Podem algorithm and other technologies that earned him 4 patents and several awards. He left in 1981 to join Wang Labs where he was exposed to the commercial EDA industry. He left Wang in 1982 to start Gateway Design Automation – the company that delivered the now industry standard Verilog-XL to the market. In 1989 he sold Gateway to Cadence and continued at Cadence for 2 more years. He left Cadence to become a private venture capitalist. Since 1992, he has been an investor and a Director in a number of private companies. In 1996 he sold one of his companies, Frontline Design Automation, to Avant Corporation for a second venture success. Several of his present investments are in the EDA industry. Prabhu completed his graduate studies from Carnegie Mellon.
General Partner, NEA
Jon joined NEA in 2006 and focuses on Software, Internet, and Mobile Applications. He led the firm’s investments in Blue Jeans Network, DataVisor, Desire2Learn, Hearsay Social, OPOWER (NYSE: OPWR), ScienceLogic, Suniva, Swiftype, Uber, and WibiData. Jon also co-manages NEA’s seed investment program. Prior to joining NEA, Jon was an entrepreneur and co-founder of IMlogic, Inc. (acquired by Symantec Corporation) and served as its Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Products. Prior to founding IMlogic, Jon worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he focused on venture capital investments for their Private Equity Group. Jon has a BA in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University.