Krishna 'Kittu' Kolluri
General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Krishna ‘Kittu’ Kolluri joined New Enterprise Associates in January 2006 as a General Partner, and focuses on information technology and energy technology investments. He serves on the boards of 1BOG, Aerohive, Agni, Compass Labs, GumGum, Huddler, Novatium, OANDA, VuClip, TechForward and WeatherBill. He is also involved with CruiseWise, Embrane, Fisker Automotive, Indo-US Ventures, MashLogic, Subtext and Value First. He was previously on the board of RingCube (CTXS), PortAuthority Technologies (WBSN), SnapTell (AMZN), Teracent (GOOG), and Plusmo (AT&T).
Prior to NEA, Kittu served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Security Products Group at Juniper Networks, as a result of NetScreen’s acquisition by Juniper Networks in April 2004. He was responsible for the secure router, firewall, VPN, secure access and intrusion detection and prevention products.
Prior to that, Kittu served briefly as the GM of NetScreen’s Secure Access Products, as a result of NetScreen’s acquisition of Neoteris, Inc. in November 2003. Prior to that, he served for more than two and a half years as President and CEO of Neoteris, the leader of SSL-based Application Security Gateway market.
Under Kittu’s leadership, Neoteris excelled and grew considerably, passing multiple corporate and product milestones. Despite the general freeze on technology spending at the time, Neoteris attracted customers and partners at an unprecedented rate. Kolluri built a company respected as much for its stellar team, fiscal management, and culture, as for its category creation and leading SSL-based access technology.
Kittu brings over 20 years of experience at the leading edge of the technology industry.
Prior to Neoteris, Kolluri co-founded Healtheon/WebMD, where he managed engineering for the company in its early days, later moving through key operational and general management roles as the company grew. His last role there was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Provider Services. Prior to Healtheon/WebMD, Kittu worked at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) where he initially managed developer products, later moving into management of high profile Interactive TV projects.
Kittu’s educational background includes a B.Tech. (M.E.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. in Operations Research from SUNY, Buffalo, NY. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT, Madras in 2005, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by SUNY, Buffalo in 2007. Kittu’s hobbies include golf, road biking, photography, and music.
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