Gururaj Deshpande

Co-Founder at Deshpande Foundation

Gururaj Deshpande

Gururaj Deshpande

Co-Founder at Deshpande Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Deshpande Foundation
Sparta Group LLC
Sycamore Networks, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1293

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1951

Age

70

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Deshpande Foundation

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Executive Director at Deshpande Foundation

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Founder at Tejas Networks Ltd.

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Co-Founder at iRobot Corporation

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Special Advisor at Data Point Capital

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Conversant LLC

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Founder & Partner Emeritus at Matrix Management Corp.

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Special Advisor at Data Point Capital

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Co-Founder at Session M, Inc.

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Founder at C Space

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Chief Executive Officer at Curata, Inc.

Curata's software help marketers scale a data-driven, content marketing supply chain to grow their leads and revenue. Hundreds of companies around the world from startups to the Fortune 500 depend upon Curata to fuel their content marketing engines. Curata has been at the forefront of the content marketing movement, and is part of the unprecedentedgrowth in marketing technology investment projected to continue for many years to come.

Sibling In Law
Co-Founder at Catamaran Ventures LLP

Catamaran Venture seeks investment opportunities in private and public companies located in India. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of healthcare, retail and technology. It provides financing for early to later-stage capital requirements.

Sibling In Law
George Ellery Hale Professor of Astronomy & Planetary Science at California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Spouse
Co-Founder at Deshpande Foundation

Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande have encouraged the use of entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for sustainable change in the United States, India and Canada since 1996. This website and references to the Deshpande Foundation are an all-encompassing description of their global philanthropic pursuits.

Education
PhD in Data Communications

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

B.Tech. Electrical Engineering

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in basic and applied research. The Institute, with nearly 360 faculty, 4000 students, 1250 administrative and supporting staff, is a self-contained campus and is located in a beautiful, wooded land of about 250 hectares in South Madras

ME in Electrical Engineering

University of New Brunswick Founded in 1785, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 60 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields. At UNB, we bring a diverse group of students together with our nationally recognized professors to learn in small classes and labs. Our campuses are located in two New Brunswick cities: Fredericton and Saint John. Fredericton, the provincial capital, was named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities by the New York-based Intelligent Communities Forum. Saint John, New Brunswick's financial and industrial centre, is emerging as an energy hub for the Eastern Seaboard. UNB has among the best student-to-faculty ratios of Canada’s comprehensive universities, according to Maclean’s magazine. We offer world-class programs while maintaining a small-university experience. Offering full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts, science, business administration, computer science, nursing, engineering, education, forestry, law and kinesiology, as well as certificates and diplomas, UNB’s programs will help you achieve your dreams.

Career History
Co-Founder
Current

Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande have encouraged the use of entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for sustainable change in the United States, India and Canada since 1996. This website and references to the “Deshpande Foundation” are an all-encompassing description of their global philanthropic pursuits.

Co-Founder
Current

Sparta Group LLC provides investment services. The company is headquartered in Stoneham, MA.

Special Advisor
Current

Data point capital provides early stage financing. The firm focuses on investments in the technology sector. Specific sectors include consumer internet cloud-based enterprise software and industrial IOT.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1998 - Prior

WebDialogs, Inc. provides online meeting and communication solutions. It delivers its web conferencing and communication solutions to businesses and service providers. The company was founded by Bala Sridhar in 1998 and is headquartered in Westford, MA.

Chairman, Board of Directors
1990 - 1997

Cascade Communication Corp. develops, manufactures, markets and supports a family of high performance, multi-service wide area network switches. The company provides cost-effective, high-speed data, video and voice communication services to public service providers and private network managers. The company's products also provide access services for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and Integrated Services Digital Network users. The company markets its products and services through seventeen offices in the United States and four offices internationally

Co-Chairman
Tenure Unconfirmed

The National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE) is charged with identifying and recommending solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy, including enabling entrepreneurs and firms to successfully access and develop a skilled, globally competitive workforce. The Council will serve as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue with the entrepreneurship and workforce development communities, including working with business and trade associations. The duties of the Council are solely advisory, and it reports to the Secretary of Commerce through the Economic Development Administration and the Office of the Secretary.

Life Member, MIT Corporation
Prior

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Trustee
Prior

The Indus Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization. It provides mentoring, networking, education and funding to entrepreneurs. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS TO COVERED ELIGIBLE RETIREES OF MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING LONG-TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K +
2013

University of Massachusetts Lowell is a high-ranking university, with several nationally recognized academic departments. Located about 30 minutes from Boston in Lowell, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UMass Lowell has several nationally recognized, research-oriented programs, including science and engineering. These programs undertake groundbreaking research and also provide exceptional work opportunities for its students and graduates. Other programs at UMass Lowell include liberal and fine arts, humanities, health-related programs, teacher education and social sciences. UMass Lowell also offers a range of internship opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Student life options at UMass Lowell include more than 100 diverse student organizations, leadership programs and community service opportunities. Lowell's admissions policies are moderately competitive. Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, academic scholarships and other sources to help cover tuition.

$100K +
2012

University of Massachusetts Lowell is a high-ranking university, with several nationally recognized academic departments. Located about 30 minutes from Boston in Lowell, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UMass Lowell has several nationally recognized, research-oriented programs, including science and engineering. These programs undertake groundbreaking research and also provide exceptional work opportunities for its students and graduates. Other programs at UMass Lowell include liberal and fine arts, humanities, health-related programs, teacher education and social sciences. UMass Lowell also offers a range of internship opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Student life options at UMass Lowell include more than 100 diverse student organizations, leadership programs and community service opportunities. Lowell's admissions policies are moderately competitive. Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, academic scholarships and other sources to help cover tuition.

$100K +
2011

University of Massachusetts Lowell is a high-ranking university, with several nationally recognized academic departments. Located about 30 minutes from Boston in Lowell, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UMass Lowell has several nationally recognized, research-oriented programs, including science and engineering. These programs undertake groundbreaking research and also provide exceptional work opportunities for its students and graduates. Other programs at UMass Lowell include liberal and fine arts, humanities, health-related programs, teacher education and social sciences. UMass Lowell also offers a range of internship opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Student life options at UMass Lowell include more than 100 diverse student organizations, leadership programs and community service opportunities. Lowell's admissions policies are moderately competitive. Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, academic scholarships and other sources to help cover tuition.

Political Donations
$280
2019

ActBlue is an online toolset that makes it easy for donors to connect with the candidates and causes they support. At ActBlue, the objective is to democratize power by putting powerful fundraising tools in the hands of grassroots donors across the United States.

$1,000
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

$2,500
2016

Co-Founder at Healthy Hawai'i Coalition

Investments
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Wasabi Technologies, Inc. operates as a hot cloud storage company that delivers cloud storage for applications and use cases. Its services include application development, government and education, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, and scientific research. The company was founded by Jeffry Flowers and David Friend in 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Axtria, Inc. provides customized analytics software and client consulting services. The firm’s solutions include decision science, commercial operations cloud and cloud information management. The company was founded by Jaswinder S. Chadha and Navdeep Chadha in 2010 and is headquartered in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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99Degrees Custom, Inc. manufactures apparel such as running, yoga, cross fit, cycling, and rock climbing. It specializes in sewn and bonded sports and active wear. The company was founded by Brenna Nan Schneider in 2013 and is headquartered in Lawrence, MA.

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