Ashok Narasimhan

Chief EXECUTIVE officeR

Ashok is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and built multi-billion dollar global companies in technology, mobile, payment, and retail spaces. Ashok started his entrepreneurial career as the Founding CEO of Wipro Technologies, a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company based in India. IPO. (NYSE:WIT). After moving to the US, Ashok was EVP of Verifone (IPO, NYSE: PAY) working closely with Bill Melton and Mohammad Khan

He was then Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prio, which bridged the gap between the online and offline worlds by providing infrastructure that integrated online promotions with the merchant’s existing credit card processing infrastructure. In addition to leading VC firms, Microsoft, American Express and Knight Ridder were strategic investors and had Board seats. Acquired by Infospace for $1B +.

He was then co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of July Systems, a provider of a mobile solutions that enables businesses to build, manage, market and monetize their mobile services. Still private.

Ashok subsequently was the co-Founder & CEO of Runa, providing solutions to help online merchants increase conversions and maximize profits in real-time. In 2013, the company was acquired by Staples to better compete with Amazon.