Man, Andy Warhol was right with his famous comment that In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.
Well, it’s Chuck Ganapathi’s day under the arc-lights today.
The Internet is all atwitter about this fella.
It seems the PSG Tech alumnus, who we were all blissfully unaware about until a short while ago, has joined Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
In his new avatar, Ganapathi’s mandate will be to evaluate and incubate new business opportunities created by the confluence of social and mobile technologies in the enterprise.
Accel Partners is a prominent VC firm and an early investor in social companies like Facebook and Groupon, mobile companies such as Angry Birds (Rovio) and Admob, and enterprise software and cloud startups such as Cloudera, Couchbase, Fusion-io, Springsource and Atlassian.
Before joining Accel, Ganapathi was Senior VP of Products for Chatter and Mobile at salesforce.com, leading its product development efforts in enterprise social networking. Earlier, he slaved for six years at Siebel Systems, where he was founding product manager of their Internet application Siebel eChannel.
Ganapathi has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG Tech in India, a master’s in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s in product design and an MBA from Stanford University.
By the way, what does Chuck stand for in Chuck Ganapathi? Chummapoda, Chakaraipongal, Chinnathambi, Chumma2much… 😉