Vishal Verma is a Senior Advisor to the Gephardt Group and a Senior General Partner at Edgewood Ventures, LLC. and their group companies. Edgewood is a venture fund focusing on investing in the USA and India. He has made investments and on the board of directors of Edgewood Networks, Edgewood CureAire, and HSMC.
Edgewood Networks is a joint venture with Juniper Networks and Edgewood Ventures. Edgewood is developing secure and trusted networking products for the global market.
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 Govt. of India.
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). Prior to joining Edgewood, Vishal was a cofounder or had senior leadership roles at Akroria Networks, Geotouch and PointCross. Vishal started his career at Loral Corporation. While pursing his MBA at Chicago Booth, Vishal cofounded the Hyde Park Angels to promote entrepreneurship in the Chicago land area. Vishal 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.