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Vishal Verma

Vishal Verma, '07 (XP-76)

Partner, Edgewood Ventures, LLC

Vishal Verma is a partner in Edgewood Ventures, LLC.,a leading accelerator creating the next wave of technology companies. Edgewood assists start-up companies in business development, strategy, brand creation etc. Edgewood's portfolio consists mainly of high quality sustainable companies such as Akroria, BayTech, B-Bop, DSL Communications (acquired by Lara/Cypress), Edgewood Real Estate India, Force10 Networks (will file for IPO over summer), HAL - Edgewood Pvt. Ltd, HSMC, iLeverage (acquired by EPNY), LiquidMarket (acquired by Xoom.com) and Rightworks (acquired by ICG).

Verma currently sits on the board of Bay Area Technologies, Edgewood Real Estate India, HSMC, Hyde Park Angels and Legal Remedies.

Prior to Edgewood, Verma was the Founder, President and COO of Akroria Networks, Inc. a well-funded,VC-backed optical switching company. Akroria is creating a novel approach to solving the bandwidth clutter in the telecommunication market.

Verma has also worked at Loral Corporation reporting to the Vice President of Asia Pacific. Verma was responsible for creating and managing relationships with Loral's customers in the Pacific Rim region.

Hel is a member of the The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), AAMA, SVASE, Chicago Private Equity Networks, Chicago CEO Roundtable, Executive Club of Chicago.

Verma holds a BS degree in Finance and Marketing from Santa Clara University, and a MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Vishal Verma will be a panelist on the SessionB panel,Building Cross Border Businesses, at this year's Management Conference.

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