fnMentoring; Ajit Deshpande, Opus Capital

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Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next week’s featured guest will be:

Ajit Deshpande, Sr. Associate at Opus Capital

Bio:Ajit Deshpande is a senior associate for Opus Capital, where he sources and evaluates investment opportunities and contributes business and technical assistance to portfolio companies.Ajit is an MBA graduate from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 17.  Prior to business school, Ajit worked for eight years in engineering/operations roles in semiconductors and cleantech and recently had stints in internal corporate venturing, angel investing and technology investment banking.  Immediately prior to joining Opus Capital, Ajit consulted with a startup in the cellular cloud access and network services space to help develop its go-to-market strategy in preparation for venture fundraising.Ajit has a broad-based interest in the technology sector and is especially excited about new investment avenues being created by rapid strides in device connectivity, data computation, and storage.In addition to his MBA, Ajit holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and Stanford University, respectively. Ajit is an avid long-distance runner, having completed three marathons and four 199-mile-12-person relay runs. He has been involved in fundraising for literacy initiatives in rural India. He also enjoys playing badminton, dabbling with the piano, and believing in a bright future for the Golden State Warriors.

Company: At Opus Capital, we’re energized and excited about venture investing. The outlook for early-stage technology companies is very promising, especially for investors with a long history of success and deep operating experience.

With each company in our portfolio, we work to accelerate growth—helping entrepreneurs build strong, sustainable enterprises. We do this by facilitating key relationships, providing access to critical resources and giving counsel on strategy, finance and operations.

fnMentoring is on Wednesday, November 28th beginning at 10:30 am. RSVP here to participate in this event.

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Read more by Founders Network

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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