Cronus is led by a highly talented and well connected team of reputable professionals in the IT industry. Team members bring in a high level of expertise in various aspects of the business, including business development, product and technical design, marketing models, revenue models, and overall strategic planning. Among other services, we also provide consultations and outsourcing resources.
Haresh is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Cronus Ventures, LLC. He has 25+ year of experience in the IT industry. He is involved with the day to day operations, including screening and performing the necessary due diligence leading to investment decisions. He takes on an advisory and a mentorship role, and serves as a board member in companies Cronus invest in. Haresh is keenly interested in Mobility, Education & eLearning, and Healthcare products, services and solutions.
Prior to founding Cronus, Haresh spent 10+ years holding key development and leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation, assisting in their initial product design and development efforts to shape up the future of handheld devices, Tablet PCs, and mobile computing. He also played a key role early on in developing and implementing tools, technologies, and strategies to take Microsoft products to international markets. Haresh was also a Co-Founder & Director of Merritt Software Technologies, Ltd, a software development center in Mumbai, India. He built the whole team and assisted with outsourcing contracts. Prior to joining Microsoft, Haresh worked as a Research Scientist at SUNY at Stony Brook, where he was involved with and managed the research team developing a low cost medical device, a heartbeat recognition and identifying device using neural networks, and has related publications with IEEE and INNS.
Haresh has been a TiE Seattle Charter Member since its inception in 2000. Haresh chairs the TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS), an angel investment group that caters to entrepreneurs in the Northwest. Haresh holds a Masterís degree in Computer Engineering from SUNY at Stony Brook. In his spare time, Haresh loves to read, travel and build pleasant memories with his wife and two kids.
Rao Remala worked as Director, Microsoft Corporation, USA and was the 29th employee and the first Indian to write code and give shape to the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows program. In a 21-year period with this Microsoft, he directly reported to Bill Gates and worked on a slew of the company's best known products - Basic, Cobol Compiler, Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, OLE 1.0, OLE 2.0, Office 95, Office 97. He held a range of positions from individual contributor, to Group Manager, to Product Unit Manager and finally Director and was an integral part of the team that virtually defined the personal computing industry. Before Microsoft, Remala worked at DCM, Computer R&D center and then at Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL). Remala is currently an angel investor and philanthropist. Remala has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India and a Bachelor's degree from REC Warangal College with highest honors in the engineering program.
Vijay Vashee was recently General Manager of the Information Technology Group at Microsoft Corporation. Since 1982, Mr. Vijay has played key roles at Microsoft in both the product and information technology groups. Through this experience, he offers a unique perspective to enterprise software product development and their rollout in Fortune 500 companies. He was a key player in several technology and company acquisitions, resulting in the creation of Microsoft Project and Microsoft PowerPoint as Microsoft products. As General Manager for Project, he developed and executed the strategy that resulted in Project's market share going from number four to number one. As General Manager for PowerPoint, he was responsible for growing the business from $100 million to $600 million. Vijay serves on the board of directors and is a key investor in several technology start ups engaged in development of enterprise software, application servers, and user software development. Vijay holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, a masterís degree in engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Sunil Pai works as Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation. He has been with Microsoft for more than 20 years.
Neel Mahapatro works as Director of Development at Microsoft Corporation. He has been with Microsoft for more than 20 years.
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