January 3, 2017 East Palo Alto, CA — Woodside Capital Partners International announced today that Anu Deshpande and Kartik Gada have joined as Executive Directors and both professionals will operate from the firm’s Silicon Valley headquarters.
Prior to joining WCP, Anu was an independent investor with portfolio companies in big data, predictive analytics, Fin Tech, SaaS, Mar Tech and consumer electronics. Her previous experience includes key business development roles with Borland, Visigenic, Customware and Resumix. She is an active member of Stanford’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and attended the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University where she studied Computer Systems.
Regarding the value Ms. Deshpande brings to the firm, WCP Partner, Kelly Porter, commented “We are excited to welcome Anu to the Woodside team. Anu’s strong network and outstanding experience as a private investor and tech executive has prepared her exceptionally well to advise the best companies in the valley about their strategic priorities and options.”
Kartik Gada has 20 years of experience across investment banking, hedge funds, and technology business unit management. He professional experience includes roles as a Managing Director with Reliance Capital, the founder of 3D Strategies Management, a commodities futures hedge fund and business division Director with Netgear. He is the author of a widely read book on the new economics of technology, The ATOM (http://atom.singularity2050.com/), and will teach a finance class at Stanford in 2017. Kartik has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is the entrepreneurship co-chair for the UMich Bay Area Alumni Board.
“Kartik brings a wealth of experience in the emerging AI industry to WCP. I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.” added Rudy Burger, WCP’s Managing Partner
About Woodside Capital Partners
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology sectors. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001 with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials. The team of Woodside Capital Partners has completed transactions totaling more than $10 billion. Securities offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.
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