Thomas Thekkethala

Managing Partner

  • 25+ years of founding, financing and leading global technology start-ups to successful acquisitions
  • Co-founder of JT Ventures and TOLIMA Partners
    • IBRIX: Investor & Board; Customers included AOL, Disney, JP Morgan; Acquired by HP in 2007-08
    • Fidelia: Investor, Board & CEO; Merged with Network General; Acquired by NTCT
    • SixthSenseMedia: Investor, Board & CEO; Grew 3X through secondary buy-out; Acquired by EVOL
    • Evolving Systems: Investor, Board & CEO; Grew revenue & cash flows 2X through secondary buy-outs
  • CCSS: Investor & Co-Founder: Merged with Consolidated Comm. Acquired by MCLD
  • SRG: Investor & Founder; Telecom Software; Acquired by CNSL
  • Education: Masters in Information Management & Faculty Member – Washington University, St. Louis
  • Community: Learn for Life Foundation https://learnforlifefoundation.org

Raj Bakshi

Managing Partner

  • 25+ years in the Financial Services industry
  • Fund Management:
    • Iridius Capital: Chief Development Officer
    • Iridius Capital: Managing Director, Fixed Income
  • Investment Management, Compliance & Regulatory
    • LPL Financial Services: Branch Manager & Financial Advisor
    • New York Life: Managing Partner
    • Met Life: Branch Manager
  • Education: Masters in International Business Management – Webster University

Jaishri Mehta

Venture Partner

  • 25+ years in Technology, Education and Hospitality Industries
  • Investor / Shareholder: Vision Hospitality Group, Summit Hospitality Group & El Paseo Jewelers
  • Principal Investigator / Executive Director:
    • Cyberwach West Center – Lead a $4M NSF & ATE Grant for 13 Western States & National Institute of Cybersecurity Education
    • Regional Info Systems Security Center (RISSC) – Lead a $1M NSF & ATE Grant to standardize cybersecurity curriculum
  • MTSAC: Professor of Computer Information Systems
  • Professional Organization / Boards: TiE, MTSAC, Macallum Theater, Women’s Initiative Network
  • Education: Masters in Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology