Zorawar Biri Singh

Biri is a venture partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on enterprise IT software, data analytics, cloud platforms and infrastructure. He brings over 23 years of experience as a product centric founder, general manager and CEO at startups and Fortune 50 companies. …

Biri is a venture partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on enterprise IT software, data analytics, cloud platforms and infrastructure.

He brings over 23 years of experience as a product centric founder, general manager and CEO at startups and Fortune 50 companies. Biri has a diverse background in enterprise IT having spent half his career as an entrepreneur building enterprise focused startups and the other half as a product leader at Hewlett Packard (HP), IBM and Nortel Networks. He has extensive products and operations experience in cloud and data platforms, enterprise software, distributed computing, open source, devops and data center infrastructure.

Previously, Biri was senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud business, where he oversaw the company’s global cloud portfolio and led the development of HP’s open source efforts including Openstack and CloudFoundry. Prior to HP, Biri led corporate strategy and portfolio solutions as vice president of cloud computing at IBM and served as a member of the executive team that launched IBM’s cloud business unit in 2010. He joined IBM through its acquisition of Encentuate, a data security and access management startup, where he was CEO.

Earlier in his career, Biri spent over a decade as the CEO of a number of different startups including Pivia, an application delivery startup that was acquired by F5 Networks. He served as the interim CEO at JRG, a SaaS company for consumer-packaged goods, which was acquired by CDC, and at Crossweave, a software integration tools company, which was acquired by Amberpoint/Oracle. Biri also was the CEO at Idapta, a B2B startup, and COO of advertising tech company, RelevantKnowledge-Media Metrix, which is now part of comScore. He began his career at Nortel Networks, where he held a variety of product roles for multiple networking, software and consumer products.

Biri holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University and a master’s in business administration from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. He was born in Dharamsala, India and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s. Biri currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid reader, music fan and occasionally moonlights as a caddy-coach for his daughter’s junior golf tournaments and an itinerant DJ/producer.

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