Unify Square Board Members

Geoffrey Baldwin

Co-CEO, GCA Savvian

Geoffrey Baldwin

Co-CEO, GCA Savvian

Geoff is co-founder, Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of GCA Savvian, a Tokyo Stock exchange list investment bank. Geoff specializes in technology Mergers & Acquisitions with more than 28 years of investment banking experience in New York, Menlo Park and London.

Prior, he was senior managing director of Morgan Stanley technology merger group and Head of European Technology M&A. Geoff received his BA from the University of Southern California.

Sonu Aggarwal

Founder & CEO

Sonu Aggarwal

Founder & CEO

Sonu is one of the true visionaries behind unified communications in the enterprise—he holds the first-ever patent for enterprise instant messaging and three others for real-time collaboration technology. Microsoft’s own entry into unified communications began with its 1998 acquisition of Flash Communications, where Sonu was a co-founder.

While at Microsoft, Sonu drove the roadmap, technical feature set, and development for Lync’s predecessors—Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 and Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007. He drove extensive customer feedback from dozens of global enterprises into the technical design and roadmap for the next two releases of OCS, as well as the Open Interoperability Program and Microsoft’s partnerships with Nortel, Cisco and other IP-PBX vendors.

Sonu earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, he invented the first time-optimal, self-stabilizing, spanning-tree algorithms for asynchronous computer networks. Be sure to ask him about that.

Aziz Virani

CEO, CLEAResult

Aziz Virani

CEO, CLEAResult

Aziz is the CEO of CLEAResult, an industry leader helping the utilities industry and businesses achieve energy efficiency. Prior to CLEAResult, Aziz served as President of North America for Avanade, a technology consulting joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. While at Avanade, he guided the firm’s global vision, investments, and alliances and oversaw the profitable growth of his business unit, doubling sales to more than $1.1 billion over the course of four years.

Aziz began his career as a consultant at Accenture, one of the world’s largest management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies in the world. Over the course of his 23+ years at Accenture, he rose to become a global managing partner. As a recognized leader in management consulting, systems integration and information technology strategy, Aziz has a keen sense for recognizing new growth opportunities to ensure organizations are prepared for growth tomorrow.

Aziz holds degrees in mathematics and computer science from DePaul University.

Siddhartha Agarwal

Vice President, Oracle

Siddhartha Agarwal

Vice President, Oracle

As VP, Product Management and Strategy at Oracle, Siddhartha is responsible for division strategy and revenue growth (organically & inorganically) for the Oracle Cloud Platform (Platform-as-a-Service) and Fusion Middleware across all product lines globally ($4.5B+ business). Prior to Oracle, he held several leadership positions including WW Field Operations at Zend, VP of Sales at Solidcore Systems and Regional VP of Sales at Totality.

Siddhartha also founded companies such as Teamscape (acquired by Peoplesoft) and Contractor Online as VP of Engineering/CTO. He started his career at Oracle in development and as Director, Development built Oracle’s CRM eCommerce product, Internet Bill Presentment and Payment. Siddhartha holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University, a bachelor’s in computer science and economics from California Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s from Grinnell College.

Haresh Ved

Founder and Managing General Partner of Cronus Ventures

Haresh Ved

Founder and Managing General Partner of Cronus Ventures

Haresh Ved is a seasoned technocrat with 25+ years of proven experience in the corporate and startup world. He is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Cronus Ventures, an early stage VC firm he launched in 2000. Additionally, Haresh is the Founder and Chair of the TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS), an angel investment group he launched in 2013. He is also a Board Member of TiE Seattle and a formally a Co-Founder & Director of Merritt Software Technologies, Ltd, a software development center in Mumbai, India.

Haresh spent more than a decade holding key leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation, creating pen-centric and mobile computing technologies, systems and products, including Tablet PCs, Windows for Pen Computing, Windows CE, Handheld and Pocket PCs. He also played a key role in developing strategies and tools to take Microsoft products to international markets.

Haresh is an angel investor and enjoys working with entrepreneurs in advisory and board roles. He is passionate about Unified Communications, Big Data, Analytics, AI & Machine Learning, Mobility, Education & eLearning, and Healthcare solutions.

Haresh holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University.

Unify Square Investors

About our Investors

About our Investors

The Unify Square investor pool is made up of a strategic set of influential corporate and individual angel investors from various technology backgrounds. The investors below represent a sampling of some of our key investors. In the case of individual investors, each represents themselves and not any of the companies with whom they are or were previously affiliated.

Corporate Investor, Microsoft

Corporate Investor, Microsoft

Microsoft is a strategic investor and global business partner of Unify Square and is also a Unify Square products and services customer.

Geoffrey Baldwin

Co-CEO, GCA Savvian

Geoffrey Baldwin

Co-CEO, GCA Savvian

Geoff is co-founder, Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of GCA Savvian, a Tokyo Stock exchange list investment bank. Geoff specializes in technology Mergers & Acquisitions with more than 28 years of investment banking experience in New York, Menlo Park and London.

Prior, he was senior managing director of Morgan Stanley technology merger group and Head of European Technology M&A. Geoff received his BA from the University of Southern California.

Robert A. Young

Co-founder and Managing Director, Mirador Capital LLC

Robert A. Young

Co-founder and Managing Director, Mirador Capital LLC

Dr. Robert A. Young was president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tessera (Nasdaq:TSRA), a world leader in semiconductor interconnect technology and digital imaging software for embedded cameras. Prior to Tessera, Young managed personal private equity investments in early stage technology companies through IRT, Inc., before which he was chairman and CEO of Curl Corporation, an MIT spinout developing Internet infrastructure software. Young was also the founding investor and board member of SanDisk (Nasdaq:SNDK), a world leader in flash memory.

Young was previously a senior partner and managing director at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., an investment bank, where he had corporate finance responsibility for information technology companies, and for which he served as the managing general partner of venture capital funds from 1987 to 1994 investing primarily in information technology companies. He started his business career with IBM, where he held a number of management and executive positions in computer and software development, manufacturing and marketing.

Young served as a director of ATI Technologies (NASDAQ: ATYT), a leading producer of 3-D graphics and multimedia products, until 2006. He was an advisor to PolyTechnos, a European venture capital firm headquartered in Munich.

Young holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Rob Solomon

CEO, GoFundMe and prior position(s) at Groupon, Yahoo!, Accel Ventures

Rob Solomon

CEO, GoFundMe and prior position(s) at Groupon, Yahoo!, Accel Ventures

Prior position(s) at Groupon, Yahoo!, Accel Ventures

Paul Touw

CEO, Stellar Labs

Paul Touw

CEO, Stellar Labs

Prior position(s) at Icix, XOJET, Ariba

Nitin Mehta

Chairman, Shipcom Wireless and Director, ColorTokens

Nitin Mehta

Chairman, Shipcom Wireless and Director, ColorTokens

Prior position(s) at McKinsey, Weiss, Peck & Greer, Mirador Capital

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