Harpinder (Harpi) is a partner at Innovation Endeavors and an experienced 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 led investments in: Authomize, which provides IT and security teams with automated authorization governance and management solutions; Panther, a threat detection and response platform powered by a highly scalable security data lake and detection-as-code; Gatik, which is developing self-driving solutions for urban logistics; Viaduct, a machine learning platform that empowers automakers and their partners to make safer, personalized and reliable vehicles.
Prior to becoming a partner at Innovation Endeavors, Harpi was Co-founder and CEO at Slice Technologies (acquired by Rakuten), a data and analytics company that provides market insights about eCommerce to the world’s largest consumer brands. He previously co-founded FiberTower, the largest independent provider of backhaul, where he was the head of product.
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.
In addition to investing, Harpi is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.