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Purnima Padmanabhan

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder/Investor, Startup - Cloud,Security. Previously CEO, Cavirin. Stanford GSB grad. University of Southern California grad.

Founder/Investor, Startup - Cloud,Security. Previously CEO, Cavirin. Stanford GSB grad. University of Southern California grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Startup - Cloud,Security


Happy Home Fix


Founder/Investor Startup - Cloud,Security March 2015 - present
CEO Cavirin April 2013 - March 2015
Chief Operating Officer MokaFive August 2008 - April 2013
Dir. Product Management BMC Software April 2004 - July 2008
Director of Product Management Marimba October 2002 - April 2004
Group Product Manager Loudcloud, (EDS, Opsware) June 2000 - October 2002
Group Product Manager Loudcloud, Inc. 2000 - 2002


Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 1998 - 2000
University of Southern California Computer Engineering 1992 - 1994
Engineering College Kota Electronics Engineering 1986 - 1990
Sophia School, Kota

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • Saas
  • • Enterprise software
  • • Product strategy
  • • Business planning
  • • Enterprise infrastrcuture
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Enterprise software • Leadership • Product management • Product strategy • Go to market strategy • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Vouches Given

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Jim Bugwadia
We worked together  •  Founder, Nirmata. Previously Senior Manager, Cloud Practice, Cisco.
Purnima has a talent for distilling information and providing keen insights. She is extremely sharp, focused, and always there to help!
Bogomil Balkansky
They're my school  •  Jack of all trades, Google / bebop. Previously Sr Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware. Cornell and Stanford GSB grad.
She has a track record of product and people leadership
Rajesh Khazanchi
We worked together  •  Director of Product Management, VMware. Previously Product Line Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Purnima is a well rounded executive, having worked as C-level executive she provides specific actionable advise that helps companies move fo ... rward and focus on areas where as start-up they should be targeting. She brings lot of energy, focus and strategic vision, so would highly recommend for the advisory position.