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Balaji Venkateswaran

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder, VP of Products & Engineering, Stealth-mode cloud security company.

Co-founder, VP of Products & Engineering, Stealth-mode cloud security company.

4 vouches

Involved In


Layer8 Security


Collager, Inc.
Collager, Inc.


Co-founder Layer8 Security 2013 - present
CTO DNAnexus 2015 - present
Director of Engineering Elemental Security 2005 - 2006
Sr. Engineer TCSI 1994 - 1997
Advisor Collager, Inc. 2012 - present
Sr. Director of Engineering Symantec July 2010 - October 2011
VP of Engineering GuardianEdge Technologies January 2007 - May 2010
Director of Engineering Elemental Cyber Security, Inc. 2005 - 2006
Director of Engineering Ventaso 2002 - 2004
Engineering Manager Evolve Software 1997 - 2002
Sr. Engineer TCSI-DIGIBERIA, SA. 1994 - 1997


University of Pune
University of South Carolina-Columbia Computer Engineering

Interested In

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  • • Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Domain names
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness

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Vance Maverick
We worked together at Evolve Software  •  Software Engineer, Google. Previously Principal Software Engineer, Symantec. University of California, Berkeley grad. Yale grad.
I worked closely with Balaji at Evolve, and he remains one of the managers I've most respected as an engineer.
Louis Ryan
We worked together at Evolve Software  •  Member Technical Staff, Google. Previously Senior Architect, Primavera Systems.
Balaji easily transitions between being deeply technically focused and figuring out how to get the best out his team.
Vivek Jain
We worked together  •  Engineering Management, EMC. Previously Director, Engineering Services, Symantec. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Balaji is driven and intelligent, he has an analytic approach to a real life problem. I believe this is a foremost pre-requisite for a succe ... ssful entrepreneur. in addition he is tenacious and resourceful in his execution; enabling success in any venture.
Tapan Joshi
They're my friends  •  V.P. Business Development, Faichi Solutions. Previously V.P. Business Development, Calsoft. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Balaji has successful startup experience and is an entrepreneur at heart. He is very analytical in his approach, resourceful enough to make ... the best of meager resources, and driven to succeed.