SPEAKER

Vishal Verma

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Vishal Verma is a Senior General Partner at Edgewood Ventures, LLC. Edgewood is an investment fund focusing on investing in the United States and India. He is on the board of directors of Edgewood Networks, Edgewood CureAire, Gamma Security, HAL- Edgewood and HSMC.

Edgewood Networks is a venture with Juniper Networks and Edgewood Ventures. Edgewood is developing a secure and trusted networking products for the global market.

HAL – Edgewood (HETL) is a joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (India’s largest Defense Company). HETL has developed cutting edge avionics technologies in India.

HSMC intends to be a leading independent semiconductor products provider. Vishal is responsible for HSMC’s finance and day-to-day-operations. The company has recently been awarded a $2.2B package from the Government of India.

Vishal is a Senior Adviser to Dick Gephardt and Secretary Michael Chertoff on their International Strategy. He is also an adviser Darwin Ventures, LLC.
Vishal is a member of the US India Cyber-security Track 1.5 Dialogue hosted by the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) and Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

Vishal is passionate on building strong education systems for our future. Vishal is an active member on the non-profit boards of Trustees and Directors for the University of California at Merced (Merced, California) and One Economy (Washington DC).

While pursing his MBA at Chicago Booth, Vishal co-founded the Hyde Park Angels to promote entrepreneurship in the Chicago land area. He continues to be an active member of The Chicago Club, The Indus Entrepreneurs and Chicago Private Equity Networks.

Vishal holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

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