Sharad Sharma is not a name who needs introduction in the startup ecosystem and software/product industry and investors fraternity in India. Sharad is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT, a non-profit industry think tank.
A passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India, Sharad has invested in over 20+ companies playing an active role of A passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India, Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with over 20+ investments. In his entrepreneurial role, Sharad has co-founded Teltier which now part of Cisco and currently he heads BrandSigma Inc as CEO .
In his previous roles,Sharad has held positions like Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13, SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D along with other senior executive positions with leading technology companies.
Inc42 Magazine spoke with Sharad on various topics ranging from the significance of iSPIRT, policy making, software industry in India, his role at NASSCOM, about his new startup BrandSigma Inc., on Entrepreneurship and advice to startups on fund raising.
The whole interview will be published in two parts, the first part will see Sharad talking about iSPIRT,
ProductNation, Need of policy making, Mergers & Acquisition and about launching a new startup BrandSigma Inc.