Partner, Longworth Venture Partners
Nilanjana joined Longworth in 2003 and focuses on infrastructure, software and mobile investments. She currently serves on the boards of Tylted (mobile social gaming network), NuoDB (elastic cloud database), Symform (peer-to-peer cloud storage) and Viewfinity (cloud security). Her prior investments and portfolio involvements include VKernel (acquired by Quest, NASDAQ: QSFT), Tizor (acquired by Netezza/IBM, NYSE: IBM), Softricity (acquired by Microsoft, NYSE: MSFT), Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle, NYSE: ORCL), Scanbuy (mobile barcode imaging) and Marathon Technologies (server high availability).
Prior to joining Longworth, Nilanjana was a Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, at Broadview (now Jefferies), an investment banking firm where she led buy and sell side transactions for several hi-tech companies in software, services and digital media. Nilanjana began her career at Object Design Inc., an object-oriented database and B2B software vendor. At Object Design, she held several positions through the company’s fast growth from a venture backed, Inc. #1 Private Company in 1994 to a successful IPO in 1996 and beyond, including running the professional services organization for the Americas, in which role she was in charge of delivering a third of the company’s annual revenues.
She received a Bachelor in Engineering in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, an MS in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA from INSEAD. She is a charter member and serves on the board of the Boston chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs.