Derbi Foundation

Siva is a successful Entrepreneur, a Corporate Leader, a Global Start-up Mentor, an active teacher of Entrepreneurship. He is a well-known member of the start-up ecosystem in India, South Asia and the US with roles such as – Mentor Stanford Ignite, Mentor Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. He also teaches an annual course of “Technology Entrepreneurship –from idea to market traction” at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland – a deep tech university. He serves on the India Innovation board of Basel Area Switzerland.

Past Corporate roles include Director of Marketing at VMware, Director of a regional unit at Intel, Product Management for a greater than $500 million product at Nortel Networks. He has also led marketing for Tejas Networks, a US_India tech company/start-up that IPO’d in 2017.

He holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. He also holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.