Ashu works with startups across the enterprise stack. He has invested in companies in AI-enabled business applications (such as Marketing Technology and HR Technology), Data Platforms, Data Center Infrastructure, Online Video, and Cyber Security. He has led seed investments in Radiance Labs, Testim, Robin Systems, Next Force Technology, Oliv.ai, HipDot and has personally invested in Databricks, Falcon Computing, G2 Esports and VPS.
Before joining Foundation Capital in 2008, Ashu was the General Manager for Microsoft’s online advertising business, and led Field Marketing for the software businesses. Previously, Ashu worked at McKinsey & Company, helping technology companies scale their go-to-market efforts. Earlier in his career, Ashu founded TringTring.com, one of the first search engines in Asia, set up Unilever’s Nepal operations, and led the marketing and pre-sales teams at Cadence Design Systems.
Ashu has a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore, where he received the President’s Gold Medal.