Kiran spent the last 25 years of his career in venture capital, commercial lending, product management and intellectual property development.
Since 2015, he runs a consulting firm called Vega, which builds business and technology solutions for its clients in the US. In 2019, Vega launched the BI Helper product suite which extends the functionality of leading business intelligence tools. BI Helper has customers in the US, Europe, UK and South Africa and is growing every month.
Before Vega, Kiran was the Head of the Invention Development Fund of Intellectual Ventures India where he led a team to source an invention and IP portfolio, develop them into products and monetise them.
Kiran believes that an unwavering focus on products and IP is essential to economic and social well-being. This conviction is founded on his experience in the crucible of the marketplace, over the last 15 years, and not as a theoretical construct.
Apart from work, Kiran teaches high school economics, makes sporadic attempts to keep fit and hangs out with family.
Kiran is an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and has an Engineering degree from NIT, Surathkal.
Kiran facilitates sessions on Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship at GenWise Online.