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Sashi Reddi is a successful technology entrepreneur, business leader, and an active angel investor. Until October 2013, Sashi was VP & GM, Big Data and Analytics at CSC, responsible for building the Big Data business for CSC, reporting directly to the CEO. CSC (NYSE: CSC) is a $15 Billion IT services and consulting company.
Previously, Sashi was the founder and CEO of AppLabs, the world’s largest independent software testing company with over 2,500 QA professionals in India, the US, and the UK. AppLabs was funded by Sequoia Capital India. CSC acquired AppLabs in September 2011. Series A investors in AppLabs received a 10X return on their investment in 6 years.
A serial entrepreneur, Sashi has started three other companies prior to AppLabs. These were EZPower Systems (web content management pioneer acquired by DocuCorp, and eventually a part of Oracle), iCoop (group purchasing dotcom), and FXLabs (leading Indian game developer acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment).
Sashi runs a $20 M seed stage venture fund, SRI Capital, that is typically the first institutional investor in various technology and media start-ups. Some of the companies in his portfolio are Glassbeam (machine log analytics for technology support), ThinCI (graphics chip design company in stealth mode), Identropy (identity as SaaS), Edutor (leading tablet based e-learning player in India), and iMomentous (mobile based talent engagement). He is also a member of the investment team at Gabriel Investments.
Sashi received his BTech in Computer Science from the IIT Delhi, an MS in Computer Science from NYU, and later a PhD from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sashi serves on the advisory board of Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs as well as on the board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). He also runs a charitable organization, SRI Trust, that supports the educational and overall development needs of 600 children in 3 schools in India.