First investor in 40+ tech companies in the US and in India. Helping visionary entrepreneurs realize their dreams of building great companies. Seasoned entrepreneur and business leader. Founded 4 start-ups over the last 20 years. My last company AppLabs, a software testing firm with 2,500 employees, was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (now NYSE: DXC). Founding president of TiE Philadelphia. Member of the Wharton Entrepreneurship advisory board. Member of the boards of T-Hub (Hyderabad) and US India Science and Technology Endowment Fund. Run a charitable organization that supports 650 school kids in Hyderabad. SashiReddi is a successful technology entrepreneur, business leader, and an active angel investor. Sashi runs a seed stage venture fund, SRI Capital, that is typically the first institutional investor in various technology and media start-ups. SRI currently has over 20 investments, spread evenly between India and the US. He is also a member of the investment team at Gabriel Investments. Previously, Sashi was the founder and CEO of AppLabs, the world?s largest independent software testing company with over 2,500 QA professionals in India, the US, and the UK. AppLabs was funded by Sequoia Capital India. CSC acquired AppLabs in September 2011. Series A investors in AppLabs received a 10X return on their investment in 6 years. Post the acquisition of AppLabs by CSC, Sashi served as the VP & GM, Big Data and Analytics at CSC, reporting directly to the CEO. A serial entrepreneur, Sashi has started three other companies prior to AppLabs. These were EZPower Systems (web content management pioneer acquired by DocuCorp, and eventually a part of Oracle), iCoop (group purchasing dotcom), and FXLabs (leading Indian game developer acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment). Sashi serves on the advisory board of Wharton Entrepreneurship, board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, as well as on the board of T-Hub, India?s largest incubator for start-ups. He is a charter member of TiE Philadelphia and TiE Hyderabad. He also runs a charitable organization, SRI Trust, that supports the educational and overall development needs of 600 children in 3 schools in India.
Background: Sashi received his BTech in Computer Science from the IIT Delhi, an MS in Computer Science from NYU, and later a PhD from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.