Fund Names Ashish Gupta Venture Partner
March 29, 2005
By Erica R. Davis
Woodside Fund, an early stage venture capital firm, named Ashish
Gupta venture partner.
Prior to the appointment, Gupta worked with Woodside through the
Kauffman Fellows program, an educational program that provides venture
capital industry training and mentoring.
Prior to his Kauffman fellowship, Gupta co-founded Junglee Inc.,
a shopping search-engine company and Tavant Technologies Inc., a
provider of channel collaboration software. His personal investments
include Daksh eServices Corp., a business process outsourcing services;
and Bodha, a Web-services integration product company. Gupta has
also invested in Obongo, a provider of e-commerce services and tools.
Gupta also served in senior technical positions at Oracle Corp.
and International Business Machines Corp.
For Woodside Fund, Gupta will focus on investment opportunities
in India, in the areas of enterprise software, network infrastructure
Gupta currently serves on the board of VeriWave Inc., a provider
of performance analysis tools for wireless local area network devices
and networks. His education includes a Ph.D. in computer science
from Stanford University.
Gupta will join the six partners at Woodside Fund: Vincent Occhipinti,
Robert Larson, Daniel Ahn, John Occhipinti, Thomas Shields and Rick
Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Woodside Fund is an early stage technology
venture capital firm. Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund is typically
a lead investor, investing $5 million to $10 million in early stage
software, fabless semiconductor and network infrastructure companies
located primarily on the West Coast. Woodside Fund has more than
$330 million in capital under management.
Woodside's Fund V of $146 million closed last spring.