Joined: September 2014

Tarun Upaday

PRINCIPAL

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Finance/Payments/E-Commerce

Tarun is an entrepreneur, “startup guy,” and now posing as Angel Investor as a principal at Blu Venture Investors. He is currently co-founder and CEO at Gallop, an AI travel software company. He was previously CTO at hCentive, Inc—a company he co-founded in 2009 that was acquired by Optum. Prior to hCentive, Inc, Tarun was co-founder and CTO of Globallogic—a global product outsourcing outfit which was sold to a private equity group in 2013. Before Globallogic, he was co-founder and CTO of Pinelabs—an India-based payment, loyalty, and retail solution provider.


As an investor, Tarun is interested in the impact of the internet on privacy, e-commerce, and social relationships. Having been a serial tech entrepreneur for the last 23 years creating 4 successful companies, he enjoys helping entrepreneurs overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities at each stage of scaling a company.

Healthcare/Biotech
Wireless and Broadband Communications

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE

Engineering and Product Development
Enterprise Architecture

What sectors interests you most?

I am very intrigued by the impact that the internet is having on privacy, e-commerce and social relationships. I was the co-founder of first GNU open source library for secure communications one line (GNUTLS) in 2000. The library is still widely used today. I invest broadly in cybersecurity with emphasis on commerce, communication and privacy.

What are your interests outside of Blu Venture Investors?

When I get time from my family and work, I like shooting pictures and videos with drones. I am also a bit of a survivalist and find target practice with a bow and arrows very relaxing.

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