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Male, 47 years old

I am an entrepreneur currently working on Lucidly, an early-stage company with a vision to make the web more lucid, beautiful and engaging for everybody through interactive content visualizations. I am also co-founder and strategic advisor of DNN Software (formerly DotNetNuke Corp.), the company behind DNN, the # CMS in the Microsoft ecosystem with over , websites worldwide. As the company's former CEO, I played a key role in securing DotNetNuke Corp's first round of venture funding from August Capital and Sierra Ventures in . Since then, DNN has grown to be the largest Open Source project on the Microsoft technology stack with over million downloads. Prior to DNN, I created two other tech startups, one venture-funded and one self-funded. I excel at two things leadership and building products. I have the talent, experience and drive needed to assemble a great team and build a world-class product. Equally technical and creative, I also have real-world sales, marketing and software engineering expertise that have contributed greatly to my success. I speak frequently at technical conferences, compete in Hackathons for the sheer joy of under-pressure coding and have significant Open Source contributions. I was born and raised in Bombay, India, a city that is dear to my heart. I came to the U.S. for a bachelor's degree and stayed on to become a citizen. Someday, I hope to run for Congress and do my part to move this great nation forward. Specialties Visionary leadership, technical strategy and architecture, UI and UX development, brand development, marketing, social networking applications, raising venture capital, public speaking and graphic design.