Viresh Bhatia, Bhatia Ventures

Viresh Bhatia, Bhatia Ventures

Managing Partner of Bhatia Ventures and Founder, InstallShield Software Corporation

Viresh is the Managing Partner of Bhatia Ventures, an advisory capital firm focused on mentoring young technical software entrepreneurs who are building strong,sustainable and scalable companies.  Previously, Viresh was co-founder and founding CEO of InstallShield Software Corporation. Viresh led InstallShield to become a leading software tool used by most software companies in the desktop PC era.  InstallShield is one of the most recognized software development products and continues to be actively used even after 26 years in the industry.

Viresh has received multiple industry awards including KPMG’s “Illinois High Tech Award,” Ernst & Young’s “Software Entrepreneur of the Year Award”.  Viresh is recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business, as a driving force within Chicago’s technology arena.  He was included in Crain’s “Forty Under Forty” list in 1999.

Viresh is a co-founder of TiE ( www.tie.org ) Midwest Chapter and served as its president for several years.  In addition, Viresh has served as a member of the Advisory Boards of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering’s and Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.   Viresh is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship and serves on the boards of several software companies currently.