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Ravi Gururaj

Citrix Systems
Vice President

Citrix Systems and has over twenty years of technology product development, management and marketing experience. Ravi is a member of the Citrix CTO Office, is responsible for regional coordination of the Citrix Startup Accelerator Program in India and serves on the Citrix India R&D engineering leadership team. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of enterprise-grade virtualization, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship and industry, academic and community events. Ravi has founded multiple software ventures, two of which were acquired by US based NASDAQ listed technology companies, returning over $40M in exit valuation to shareholders on less than $5M in total funds raised.

Ravi joined Citrix Inc. in 2010 through the acquisition of VMLogix Inc, a Bain Capital Ventures & Trilogy funded cloud computing start-up which Ravi founded here in Bangalore. Prior to VMLogix, Ravi helped Managing Director the Bangalore based India Development Center of Trilogy Inc. of Austin, Texas. Previously, Ravi was Director, E-Commerce Initiatives at Trilogy, Inc., Austin and Founder & General Manager of UberWorks Inc., a Trilogy incubated universal wallet and shopping cart infrastructure software which was acquired in 2000 by Network Commerce Inc. He has also held senior product marketing roles at Dialogic Corporation an Intel subsidiary, and also founded two other software start-ups that designed and licensed reusable software components for application developers worldwide. Ravi received an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar, and graduated with honours from the University of Pennsylvania, as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar in the Management and Technology (M&T) program, receiving a BSE in Computer Science & Engineering from the Moore School and a B.Sc. in Finance from the Wharton School. Ravi spent time as research exchange scholar at the University of Edinburgh and was schooled at La Martiniere in Kolkata.