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Nikesh Arora


Mr. Nikesh Arora serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Palo Alto Networks. He formerly served as President & Senior Vice President at Google Impact Challenge. Currently he also serves as Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Management. He has been a Senior Advisor to Silver Lake since 2007. He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp., Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Yahoo Japan Corp. He was previously Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Management board of T-Mobile. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Telekom, where he founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Earlier in his career, Mr. Arora was part of the asset management team at Putnam Investments focusing on the technology and telecom industries on a global basis and held a finance and technology management position at Fidelity Investments. In July 2007, Mr. Arora was appointed to the board of Aviva PLC as an independent non-executive director. He is also a Patron of the NSPCC Stop Organised Abuse Board. Mr. Arora holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, an M.S. in Finance from Boston College and a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) in Varanasi.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Nikesh Arora Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Verse 11-Apr-2019 Seed Round 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000000000 07-Apr-2017 00000 00000 0000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Nuzzel 19-Nov-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Netomi 01-Jan-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
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Nikesh Arora Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000 07-Feb-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
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Nikesh Arora Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Nikesh Arora Angel Investor 00 0 Sunnyvale, CA