3Lines Venture Capital invests in exceptional founders and startups working on broad disruptive themes of Future of Work, AI enabled enterprises, and Industry 4.0. The confluence and exponential growth of intelligence, automation, and mobility technologies will be disruptive and reshape our work and lives. We are currently investing out of our second fund and looking at innovation ecosystems both in the US and India, with a plan to deploy about 30% of our capital in India using our second fund.
Future workforce is distributed, continuously retooling, and agile; and future workplace is a mix of real and virtual collaborative global workspaces.
Future enterprise is an AI-assisted organization with nearly half of business decisions or business processes powered by machine learning or cognition engines.
Future industry is intelligent with sensing networks and computing platforms to optimize industrial operations. India has the opportunity to leapfrog here.
3Lines VC Chairman
Dr. Chatterjee is an internationally recognized seasoned high-tech executive with experience in Private Equity, Corporate General Management, Corporate Governance, Strategy, Technology, Operations, and Outsourcing. Most recently, Dr. Chatterjee comes from Symphony Retail AI where he pioneered an AI intelligent system that used conversational insights to deliver powerful root cause insights leading to predictive and prescriptive operational actions.
Prior to Symphony Retail, Dr. Chatterjee was a Managing Director and Operating Partner of Symphony Technology Group(STG), a strategic Private Equity firm that invests and partners in building great software and services companies not only with capital but also with innovation. He was involved in a portfolio of software companies that had near Billion dollar exits with 4-6x return on equity.
Prior to STG, Dr. Chatterjee was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of i2 Technologies, Inc. Under his leadership, i2 launched a new sales execution model coupled with new services lines for the company’s Total Supply Chain Management approach that yielded significant growth for i2.
Prior to i2, Dr. Chatterjee spent 24 years at Texas Instruments in various executive management positions with global responsibilities, one of them as the CIO of Texas Instruments. A TI senior fellow, an IEEE fellow, Dr. Chatterjee received the IEEE J. J. Ebers award and was elected to the National Academy of Engineers. He has been awarded numerous patents and written several hundred publications on the high technology industry. Dr. Chatterjee earned a BS in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India where he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal for curricular excellence and the B.C. Roy Memorial Gold Medal for extracurricular excellence. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
3Lines VC President
Kamalesh Dwivedi is the President and General Partner at 3Lines Venture Capital based out of Denver, USA. His current technology interests and investments span over a broad spectrum of Artificial Intelligence, Software Defined Networking and Blockchain based distributed applications. Mr. Dwivedi has been a CIO of several global corporations in their transformative phases in the US and Japan and has done business in all major economies of the world. He has helped create multi-billion dollar returns in portfolio companies of global Private Equity firms such as Bain Capital.
As a CIO, he has led IT organizations during periods of profound changes in the companies’ business models and their scale and has been involved with more than two dozens of mergers and acquisitions. Whether it was the epochal move to broadband in the cable and telco industries in the 1990’s or the rapid globalization and a technology driven productivity improvement in the BPO industry in early and mid 2000’s in the US and Japan, Mr. Dwivedi has successfully navigated along the transformational vectors and through the change vortices. Mr. Dwivedi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur and has completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) from Harvard Business School.
Kamalesh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur, a Master of Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and has completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) from Harvard Business School.
Founder & General PartnerBoard Member at Vetty Inc, Board Observer at Cyr3Con, and Our Food India, Advisor for Audvisor Inc
Krishna Kunapuli is the Founder and General Partner of 3Lines. Over the past more than six years, he has been a lead investor in several high profile technology companies. Krishna is a certified Venture Capital Executive from UC Berkeley and has access to Silicon Valley VC firms through his prior investments and his Berkeley Alumni network.
Krishna brings in an investment expertise in early stage companies and enormous energy in venture fund management, investor relations, screening disruptive startups and performing an extremely thorough pre-investment due diligence. Krishna has a long experience in founding and co-founding startup companies, for example, a software research firm StarpathIT, a social media insights platform, WebPresence, and an online SaaS business.
With two decades of experience in customer facing software solution and product development for large enterprises including Comcast, Software AG, Boeing and Oracle, Krishna has had a deep and broad knowledge of all major technologies- Artificial Intelligence, Big Data management, Machine Learning, E-commerce, Mobile Applications and Logistics Software Systems, to list a few. With this unique blend of experience in large enterprises, startup companies and venture capital investment, Krishna’s skills have been honed to handle periscopic tools needed to look beyond the horizon as well as to use the microscopic tools required to do a thorough due-diligence before writing a check to the founders of early stage companies.
Venture Partner, DallasDue Diligence Lead
Rajiv has over a decade of M&A experience with deals involving cross-border public and private companies in Singapore, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, France and Germany. He has analyzed over 100 deals, led deep due diligence in 15 companies and closed 8 mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Roy has led global marketing and sales in the semiconductor equipment industry space. Mr. Roy holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur.
Venture Partner, DenverDeal Screening Council Chair
Sumanth has managed product/tech portfolios in successful startups (e.g., Alopa, which grew to ~100, acquired 2004,) advised CEOs on managing products and operations during rapid scaling (e.g., via The CORE,) enabled technologies that have enabled multi-billion dollar returns across 60+ countries (e.g., broadband,) and most recently has been the Chief Platform Architect for a public-private partnership between the CDC and major health systems to tackle the pandemic. Mr. Sumanth has several inventions, publications and advisory roles.
Deal Screening Council Member, New Jersey
He is an experienced Enterprise Data Management (EDM) professional with more than 20 years of experience in implementing master data management for large investment banks and insurance companies. He has a track record in providing technical vision and leadership, developing creative and innovative ideas to optimize the business value of data.
3Lines Fund I Portfolio Company OverwatchID Acquired by Sailpoint. OverwatchID is a first Converged Cloud-Based Identity Security Platform that protects SMEs from data breaches. The SaaS solution is quickly configurable on the cloud, and easily manageable by security operations. OverwatchID was acquired by SailPoint(NYSE:SAIL) in October 2019.