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Shekhar Kirani

Accel Partners
Shekhar has been an active angel investor inBangalore since 2007 and has advised severalearly stage startups in and around Bangalore.Before joining Accel, Shekhar headed VeriSign Indiaas Country Manager. Shekhar serves on the boards ofFreshDesk, HotelLogix, Mobstac and SureWaves.Before VeriSign India, Shekhar worked as VicePresident at VeriSign in Mountain View in their mobiledivision. Before VeriSign, Shekhar worked closely withPhilippe Kahn in creating LightSurf Technologies, whichwas acquired by VeriSign in 2005. Before LightSurf,Shekhar worked as part of the management team atStarfish Software, which was acquired by Motorola in1998. Shekhar started his career at TexasInstruments in Bangalore and then worked for WiproTechnologies. Post his studies, he worked at Qwest(U.S. West Technologies) in Boulder, Colorado.Shekhar holds a PhD in Computer Science from theUniversity of Minnesota, an ME from the IndianInstitute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a BE inComputer Science from the University of Mysore,India.