3Lines has enabled a low barrier-to-entry for the technology influencers and business leaders in software industry to participate in and gain from a global venture fund which they could not have had access to in the past.
Family Offices and Fund of Funds gain the optionality to co-invest and access to investment opportunities in the mature US market and also in an emergent cluster of innovation, India.
Founder & General Partner
Krishna Kunapuli is the Founder and General Partner of 3Lines. As a successful investor, Krishna has advised Future Venture Capital of Japan in their investment thesis research and capital formation of a $300M fund in India. Over the past more than five 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.
Kamalesh Dwivedi is a General Partner at 3Lines Venture Capital and a mentor and business advisor to early-stage startup companies in the US and in India. He is the driving force behind mentorBaba.co, a super-ecosystem for startups and his current technology interests and investments span over a broad spectrum of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Defined Networking and Blockchain based distributed applications. Kamalesh has been an Information Technology Executive with over twenty years as 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.
As a CIO, he has led IT organizations during periods of profound changes in the companies’ business models, their scale and several dozens of merger 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 productivity improvement, driven by technology, in the BPO industry in early 2000’s in the US and Japan, Kamalesh has waded along the transformational vectors and through the change vortices. He has helped create high investment returns in portfolio companies of global Private Equity firms. Earlier in his career, Kamalesh led engineering and manufacturing organizations in Canada.
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.
Mr. Ashish Jain is very experienced in helping founders and early-stage companies build high-performance teams and gain early traction with customers. Most recently, Ashish was a Managing Director at GE Ventures, where he co-created three industrial IoT and AI startups. Avitas Systems, industrial inspections and asset integrity management company, was acquired by Baker Hughes GE. AiRXOS, a digital airspace and unmanned aerial vehicle traffic management company, was acquired by GE Aviation. GE Current, a digital platform for energy and distributed power management, was acquired by Private Equity firm American Industrial Partners. Ashish Jain’s strategic focus areas include IoT, Analytics, Robotics, AI, Mobile and Distributed Computing, Networking, and Enterprise Software. Ashish’s career began at Bellcore as a Research Scientist. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Investor, DSC Chair, Denver
Sumanth Chennabasappa is an investor, advisory board member with 3Lines and helps with the portfolio start-up growth. Sumanth is driven by impact, coupled with market-based returns. He has led or contributed to mobile, broadband, Internet protocols, network security, Voice over IP (VoIP) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Investor, DSC Liaison, Dallas
Rajiv Roy has spent his career in the semiconductor industry focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions and Global Marketing. He completed 8 deals while at Rudolph Technologies including preliminary due diligence, board presentations, deal structuring, company integration. He is a member of the IITEAN managing team - Dallas based IIT Angel investor network.
Investor, DSC Liaison, Denver
Kevin Morningstar has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. He co-founded Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., a Boulder surgical instruments business successfully sold to Stryker in a planned exit. Kevin brings in extensive capital syndication expertise to help 3Lines portfolio companies.