Team

We believe that better software will radically improve our society. By dramatically improving software operations & management, Nirmata will help enable the next era of global innovation through managed Kubernetes and container technology solutions

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Nirmata

[nir-mah-tah]

noun Indo-Aryan

  1. Nirmata means architect in Indo-Aryan Aryan languages. We created Nirmata to help enterprises build better software.

Why we exist

We accelerate global software innovation.

We are driven to…

  • Help the world deliver better software.
  • Bring agility to all enterprises using software
  • Empower software teams to innovate faster

Jim Bugwadia, Founder & CEO

Jim Bugwadia has 20+ years experience building and leading effective teams and has created software that powers communications systems around the world.

Jim was among the original architects and business leaders within Cisco’s cloud automation practice, where he helped grow revenues to over $250M. During Jim’s tenure, IDC recognized the practice as #1 in global cloud services.

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Damien Toledo, Founder & VP of Engineering

Damien Toledo is Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering, overseeing research and development, operations, maintenance, and delivery of Nirmata products. Damien brings over 20 years experience leading global engineering teams and delivering Enterprise grade solutions.

Since 1998 when he arrived in Silicon Valley from France to pursue the possibilities of US startup culture, Damien has held a number of engineering positions at high tech firms, each of which playing a role in the concept development for Nirmata.

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Ritesh Patel, Founder & VP of Products

Ritesh Patel is co-founder of Nirmata and has 20+ years experience building and delivering enterprise software solutions and has led highly successful software and business development teams. Ritesh began his career in engineering for high tech firms, and has since migrated to the business side of the operation. In his founding of Nirmata, Ritesh sought to bring his broad spectrum of experience to a single previously unaddressed industry problem through the creation of a new business.

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Anubhav Sharma, VP of Business Development

Anubhav is VP of Business Development and Customer Success. He has 20+ years of experience in building and growing businesses across service provider, enterprise and commercial sectors. He has led functions in business development, product management, marketing, delivery and operations through his career, and most recently served as GM for the $250M Web-scale Services business at Cisco.

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Investors and Advisors

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Bill Heil

Bill Heil is an investor, advisor to technology startups and board member at The Tech Interactive, with over 35 years of experience in enterprise technology companies (Sr. VP Operations at VMware, President & COO of WebEx, and Sr VP and GM at Tandem/Compaq). He has a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Saqib Syed

Saqib Syed is an Entrepreneur and Software executive with over 25 years of experience as an Operator building high tech companies. Saqib is currently focused on investments in the areas of Cloud/IT Service Management, Security, IoT, and Application Development/Management, helping companies find the right Product/Market fit and later building a solid platform for Go-To-Market. Saqib also serves as a Partner and Investment Advisor to Boston Meridian, a boutique investment bank focused on financial/strategic advisory to high tech companies. Previously Saqib served in various executive positions at CA Technologies and BMC Software in the areas of product development/management, M&A, and Sales. Saqib has a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA in entrepreneurship and private equity from Babson College, Wellesley, MA.

Doug Levin

Doug Levin is a business leader, investor, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. He serves on the Board of Directors of DJ MicroLaminates and ReversingLabs. In addition, he is an Executive-in-Residence at the Harvard Business School and mentor for the MIT Sandbox and Venture Mentoring Service. Earlier in his career he was the sole founder and first CEO of Black Duck Software, and for nearly a decade held senior management positions at Microsoft Corporation. He has an advanced degree in International Economics from the Collège d’Europe in Bruges, Belgium and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Radhesh Kanumury

Radhesh is Managing Partner of Arka Venture Labs. Arka Venture Labs is an Accelerator fund which assists Indian B2B Startups to foray into US by providing a combination of Funding, Mentoring and access to Silicon Valley Ecosystem. Arka Venture Labs was formed in August 2018 and has made 9 investments so far. Prior to starting Arka, Radhesh was Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures, focusing on early stage B2B Startups investments. Before this he was leading the Global Entrepreneur Program, for IBM India and South Asia. He exhibited strong leadership in steering the Startup initiative of IBM from scratch to one of the companies to be reckoned by the Startup ecosystem in India and generating strong revenues for IBM India Cloud business. He has helped many B2B startups scale in their journey by mentoring them, facilitating access to funds and customers.

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Wayne Greene, Nirmata Investor

Virtualization has totally changed how IT teams and developers get access to infrastructure. Industry veteran Wayne Greene explains exactly what’s changed, the challenges the new paradigm poses, and why containers present the most compelling solution. With Nirmata’s SaaS offering for container management, you can focus on innovation and less on the nuances of infrastructure.

What do we do?

  • Nirmata provides an easy to use, software-as-as-service that deploys, operates, and optimizes cloud-native applications, packaged in containers.
  • Our mission is to fully automate cloud-native application management.

How do we deliver value?

  • By listening to our customers, and exceeding their expectations
  • By working hard to build the best cloud-native application management solution
  • By embracing change and remaining responsive to customer needs

Awards and Recognition