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 a the mature US market and also in an emergent clusters of innovation, India.
Founder & General Partner
Krishna Kunapuli is the Founder and General Partner transitioned from engineering into venture capital. Krishna has been an active investor since 2013 and is part of 25 start-up investment decisions to-date with largest investment of $1M. He is a certified Venture Capital Executive from UC Berkeley and has access to Silicon Valley VC firms through his prior investments and Berkeley Alumni.
Kamalesh Dwivedi is a General Partner with 3Lines and has been an Information Technology Executive with over twenty years of successful track record as a CIO of several global corporations in the US and Japan. He has led workforce in more than fifteen countries. He has also served as the CIO of Japan’s largest company in the BPO industry and has worked for the portfolio companies of the global Private Equity firms, Bain Capital and General Atlantic.
VC Portfolio Construction Advisor
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.
Peter Adams is an independent advisory board member at 3Lines. Adams is a serial entrepreneur, having founded five companies and he has also served over a dozen years as Economics Director and as CIO of an international professional services firm. Adams is a co-author of “Venture Capital for Dummies,” John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Advisory Board Chairman
Praful Shah helps 3Lines as an Advisory Board Chairman. Praful has been a successful private investor with a portfolio of over 75 start-ups in the Boulder/ Denver metro area. He invests in companies that blend improving the lives of people, society and significant financial returns.
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.
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).