Harpinder (Harpi) is a partner at Innovation Endeavors and a former CEO and entrepreneur. He has spent nearly two decades building products for emerging industries at the intersection of mobile, data and deep tech. He founded two technology companies that were successfully acquired — both of which he co-founded with Innovation Endeavors partner Scott Brady.
Harpi first joined Innovation Endeavors as a part-time venture partner in 2010, and became a full partner in 2018. He is a board member at multiple Innovation Endeavors-backed companies, including: a stealth-mode startup working on a narrow band network for connected devices; and Equalum, a company that provides data beaming service for real-time analytics on operational data.
Harpi has also invested in multiple tech companies as an angel investor, including: Ayasdi, an AI platform that powers development of enterprise-scale, intelligent applications; Tango Card, which provides rewards as-a-service; and a stealth e-commerce startup serving older adults.
Until becoming a partner at Innovation Endeavors, Harpi was Co-founder and CEO at Slice Technologies, a data and analytics company that provides market insights about ecommerce to the world’s largest consumer brands and was acquired by Rakuten.
Prior to Slice, Harpi was a co-founder and the head of product and marketing at FiberTower, a leading independent provider of backhaul services to wireless carriers that merged with First Avenue Networks. Earlier in his career, he was a software developer and architect at Oracle and Bull Honeywell.
Harpi grew up in Chandigarh, a city in northern India. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science at IIT-BHU in Varanasi. He immigrated to the US to attend Indiana University, where he earned an MS in computer science, and later, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.