In any call with Dr Vivek Mansingh, one will hear the sound of an Indian Air Force jet flying low overhead his home-office in Bengaluru. His voice will be drowned out momentarily, but he will be back in action unfazed as he exhorts founders to scale up and serve global markets at speed. Piercing in his analyses and candid in his advice, he is a sought-after investor and mentor to a number of startups.
Having worked alongside Steve Jobs, John Chambers and Michael Dell, Vivek’s focus has been the pursuit of excellence in building IPs and developing global go-to-market strategies. He also six US patents, and has led international teams at CXO-level roles in Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu and HP in USA and India.
As a startup founder, he built Avid ATTI (USA) which had a successful acquisition and LBO, Portal Software, and Ishoni Networks, acquired by Oracle and Philips respectively. With over 30 years’ experience, Vivek is currently on the board of Velocity Global (USA) and Innovatia (Canada).
In 2023 Penguin published his book ‘Achieving Meaningful Success: Unleash the Power of Me!’ which became a national bestseller. He has also published hundreds of articles and technical papers, and contributed to two technology books. His honours include the National Who’s Who for the United States, Public Relations Council of India’s Chanakya Leadership Award and IT Man of the Year, India 2016 award by Global Enterprise Connect (USA).
Vivek is an alumnus of Stanford University (Executive Business Management Program); Queen’s University, Canada (Ph.D. Engineering Design); and National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, (BE – Awarded Gold Medal).