Kaustav Chaudhuri

Founder at Pitch Global Network of Networks; Author, speaker, emcee/organizer for almost a decade

Being a co-author of The First Mile(John Wiley), a book on startups commissioned by TIE, the largest organization of entrepreneurs in the world, put me on the path of becoming an author, Speaker, emcee/organizer of investor, innovation, mindset& philanthropic events. Pitch Global is the network of networks in SV. All our events in SF, LA, London& beyond are listed at www.pitchglobal.eventbrite.com
I started my career as a Senior Management Trainee in the HR Dept of HCL Hewlett Packard, then India’s largest IT company where I was involved in Leadership hiring and development. I was part of a successful startup in Silicon Valley when I was recruited as a Co-founder for Biztech, a strategy& outsourcing leadership company, whose Chairman and CEO were former Partners of Mckinsey and Bain respectively. We were acquired by TCG Software, outsourcing arm of Private equity and VC funds affiliated to George Soros where I became part of the Leadership team and headed the Silicon Valley operations and helped leverage almost $ 250 m in investments of Quantum Industrial Fund, Winston Fund, (PC)Chatterjee Fund Management etc in companies like Perkin Elmer(“PKI”), Sybase(acquired by SAP for $ 5b), Selectica(went IPO), Oblix(acquired by Oracle). Later returned to the original startup and helped incubate some high growth spinoffs leading to its acquisition by a global outsourcing company at a much higher multiple.