Founder & General Partner
Anshu, Converge General Partner, has honed the art of successfully founding, building and exiting venture-backed tech companies in Silicon Valley over 20 plus years. In the premier technology market of the world, known for its hyper-competitiveness and winner-takes-all attitude, Anshu built four successful B2B startups as a founding member or early executive, successfully exiting each to a publicly traded company; leveraged that expertise and network to found her own startup as a CEO, successfully selling it in under three years to a public company; and joined Converge in 2023 to build the firm’s Silicon Valley presence.
In 2018, Anshu co-founded Nimbella, leading the company as CEO from ideation to exit in under three years. Nimbella, a Converge portfolio company, pioneered serverless computing and was acquired in 2021 by Digital Ocean (NYSE: DOCN). Post-acquisition, Anshu served as the VP and GM of Digital Ocean’s Serverless & Kubernetes business unit.
From 2000 to 2018, Anshu was a founding member or early executive heading product and marketing of four successful Silicon Valley B2B startups: Speedera Networks, a content-delivery-network pioneer acquired in 2005 by Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ankeena, a high performance media delivery solution acquired in 2010 by Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), ConteXtream, a software-defined-networking and network-function-virtualization pioneer acquired in 2015 by HP (NYSE:HPE), and Cedexis, a cloud infrastructure provider acquired in 2018 by Citrix Systems. Post-acquisition, Anshu was recruited by each public company buyer to oversee integration and scaling, gaining invaluable experience in revenue expansion strategies at category leaders including Akamai, Juniper Networks and HP.
Anshu received a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Electronics & Communications from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Anshu serves on the Board of IIT Bay Area Association, and is a past board member of the OpenDaylight Project, Linux Foundation.