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Prasad Raje

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Previously CEO and Founder, Instantis, Inc. (SaaS application and platform software), acquired by ORCL. Stanford PhD. Deeply technical+sales

Previously CEO and Founder, Instantis, Inc. (SaaS application and platform software), acquired by ORCL. Stanford PhD. Deeply technical+sales

3 vouches

Involved In


StatX Inc.
Oracle Instantis
Internet Information Systems


espresso logic


Co-founder and CEO StatX Inc. January 2015 - present
Vice President, Product Strategy Oracle December 2012 - January 2015
CEO and Founder Oracle Instantis October 1999 - December 2012
Vice President, Engineering Castelle 1997 - 1999
Founder and President Internet Information Systems December 1993 - 1999
Manager Hewlett-Packard 1991 - 1997


Stanford University Electrical Engineering 1986 - 1991
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Electrical Engineering 1982 - 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

At Instantis, I went through the complete lifecycle of a startup from beginning to successful exit (acquisition by ORCL). Started with ideation and founding, raised multiple rounds of VC financing, survived and pivoted during the 2000 dot-com bust and the 2008 financial crisis, built a market leading product, built a blue chip customer base, became a market and industry thought leader, led the company to growth and profitability and successful exit.

Prior to Instantis, I founded one of the earliest web developing and hosting companies (1993). This experience is what led to the founding of Instantis, originally as a platform for automatically building and instantly deploying web applications using only a browser and front end HTML.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I like to first deeply understand the advisee company's technical product capability, unique value proposition to the customer and the market and competition. This is essential in order for me to be able to provide specific, contextual advise instead of generalities.

I seek to understand the core strengths, background, personality etc of the entrepreneur I am advising, so I can add value in the right areas.

I also seek to hear from the entrepreneur where he/she needs the most help and what I can do to help, and this can change over time.

I aim to provide direct and clearly articulated feedback. However, whether to act on this is purely the prerogative of the entrepreneur.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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R. Paul Singh
They're my advisor: espresso logic  •  CEO, Espresso Logic, Inc. and Chairman, Documents.Me.
He is a technologist who understand business very well too and that is his strength
Navid Nathoo
They're my mentor  •  Founder & CEO, Airpost. Previously Management Consultant, Aga Khan Foundation Central Asia.
His experience as an entrepreneur has made him very wise over his years at Instantis, which led to a sale to Oracle. It's clear that his ins ... ights are valuable and relevant to any startup.
They're my advisor:  •  Serial Entrepreneur (one acquisition), Innovator (few patents in mobile commerce), Educator (lecturer at U.C.Berkeley) and Product guy!
Prasad has been an awesome advisor to both me and my company. He is very smart, has deep understanding of the enterprise business models an ... d enterprise software. He has been tremendous help in advising us to move our idea forward. He is also an entrepreneur by background so he understands the workings of a startup.