Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri
General Partner, NEA
Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri brings over 20 years of experience at the leading edge of the technology industry, with a focus on information technology and energy technology investments. He serves on the boards of a wide variety of startup companies in the energy and IT technology sectors, as well as the enterprise, infrastructure, services and consumer technology areas.
Prior to NEA, Kittu served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Security Products Group at Juniper Networks, as a result of NetScreen’s acquisition by Juniper Networks in April 2004. Before Juniper and NetScreen, Kittu served for more than two and a half years as President and CEO of Neoteris, the leader of SSL-based Application Security Gateway market. Kittu’s educational background includes a B.Tech. (M.E.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. in Operations Research from SUNY, Buffalo, NY.
Ms. Chakravarthy is a Partner at NEA and focuses on information and energy technology investments. She is on the boards of Agni, Aquantia, Liveloop, EnVerv, Luxtera, Citrusleaf, NetCitadel, and Pinnacle Engines, and works closely with SuVolta, Vuclip, and other NEA portfolio companies. Her prior board involvements include Plusmo (acquired by AT&T) and Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO).
Prior to joining NEA, Rohini’s career included investment, management, and engineering positions with Cisco Systems, Intel Capital, and Bay Networks. She received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MSEE from Case Western Reserve University and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras in electrical engineering.
Independent Board Member
Mr. Ramachandran is a private investor and consultant to IT startups. He was most recently with Aruba Networks, as vice president of engineering from 2006 to 2009 and vice president of strategic initiatives from 2010 to 2012. Previously, Sriram served as vice president of engineering for the Security Products Group at Juniper Networks, as a result of Netscreen’s acquisition by Juniper in April 2004.
Prior to Juniper and Netscreen, Sriram was vice president of engineering at Neoteris, where he was responsible for the technical team that established Neoteris as the leader in the emerging SSL VPN product category. Sriram has also held leadership positions at Respond Networks, Healtheon/WebMD and Catapult Entertainment. He began his career at Sun Microsystems, where he spent six years as an engineer. Sriram received an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, and a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras, India.
Co-founder & CEO
Mike brings over 15 years of experience solving challenging data networking and security problems for enterprises and service providers. It is this experience along with his passion for creating innovative new products that led him to co-found NetCitadel to change the way enterprises think about their network security.
Prior to co-founding NetCitadel, Mike held a variety of leadership positions in product management, engineering, and operations at companies including Vidder, Avistar, Level 3 and Virtela Communications. Mike also spent several years consulting for companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 technology companies on product strategy.
Co-founder & CTO
Known as a visionary technologist, Theron has over 20 years of security and application development experience and has been awarded over 25 patents in the fields of networking and security.
Prior to co-founding NetCitadel, Theron was the co-founder and CTO at Neoteris, a pioneer in the SSL VPN appliance market, which was acquired by Netscreen and subsequently Juniper. The SSL VPN products Theron helped create remain a category leader today. Before co-founding Neoteris, Theron was the Chief Engineer at Healtheon/WebMD responsible for security infrastructure of the transaction processing platform.
Co-founder & Chief Engineer
With over 20 years experience, Vadim brings deep operational experience in networking and security to the NetCitadel team.
Prior to co-founding NetCitadel, Vadim most recently spent over 7 years at Google in their network operations group where he was the founding member of the network tools team. At Google, Vadim was responsible for developing network automation and monitoring applications to help manage Google’s rapidly growing network. Before joining Google, Vadim worked in the network operations team at Healtheon/WebMD where his responsibilities included firewall management. Vadim is also the original founding developer of the open source Firewall Builder project.
The NetCitadel Difference
Threat Response. It’s what makes us unique–and what you need to turn your static security devices into a context-aware infrastructure that can automatically adapt to security events as they are detected. Respond instantly to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and other targeted attacks as soon as they are discovered.