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 helps IT and security teams detect and eliminate identity-based risks across cloud and IAM; Panther, a threat detection and response platform powered by a highly scalable security data lake and detection-as-code; and Gatik, which is developing self-driving solutions for urban logistics.
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 (acquired by First Avenue Networks), the largest independent provider of backhaul to wireless carriers, where he was the head of product.
Harpi grew up in Chandigarh, a city in northern India. He earned a BS in computer science at the IIT-BHU in Varanasi. He immigrated to the US to attend Indiana University Bloomington, where he earned an MS in computer science and, later, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to investing, Harpi is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.