About Us - KiwiTech
 

ABOUT US

Founded in 2009, KiwiTech began as a mobile and web development firm, and has since created hundreds of apps serving a wide range of interests and industries. In the process, we have developed deep expertise and a consultative-driven approach to providing end-to-end enterprise technology solutions. Guided by our strong content background and ability to create engaging UI/UX, we work with our clients to build robust, award-winning web, mobile and social media solutions.

We have leveraged our deep experience and entrepreneurial history to partner with innovative startups, together creating state-of-the-art digital products and bringing fresh ideas and investment to the mobile space. Several of our clients and partners have been named among the top "must-watch" digitally disruptive enterprises.

Our corporate background allows us to carefully identify and partner with select organizations. This engagement - including the guidance, resources and new technologies we provide - enables them to dramatically transform their day-to-day operations, improve efficiency and increase profitability. We are currently a center-of-excellence for many of our long-term enterprise clients. Often acting as an extension of their development teams, we have built a flexible, quick-to-scale delivery team with a unique blend of process-centric talent management. With both our enterprise and our startup clients, we provide a strategic technology partnership that brings to the table our wealth of experience in heavy data technologies, along with nimble, inventive solutions.

Our knowledge and work spans a broad set of verticals such as publishing, healthcare, education, retail, government and financial services. As a result, we are able to leverage cross-industry insights to create innovative solutions for an increasingly demanding digital audience. 

LEADERSHIP @
KIWITECH
Rakesh Gupta - KiwiTech
RAKESH GUPTA
CEO
RAKESH GUPTA
Chief Executive Officer

Rakesh Gupta has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing sector and is responsible for KiwiTech's long-term strategic planning. The company is leveraging technology and a proven entrepreneurial team to provide cutting-edge solutions for start-ups and enterprises alike. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Rakesh has a master's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. Rakesh has served as Governor Mark Warner's appointee on the Board of the Center for Innovative Technology, an organization focused on creating a better environment for entrepreneurial companies in Virginia. Rakesh is also a former President of TiE-DC, the DC chapter of TiE, the largest nonprofit organization of entrepreneurs with 50 chapters around the world.

GURVINDER BATRA
Chief Technology Officer

Gurvinder Batra oversees KiwiTech's wide range of technology development and is responsible for all operations for the company. He has a solid background in developing software based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). At Aptara, Gurvinder helped create XMLPublish™, the industry's first front-end XML workflow process that ensures the simultaneous production of high-quality content for a full range of publishing formats, both print and electronic. In 1987, Batra graduated from the prestigious engineering school, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he earned an engineering degree in electronics and communications.

NEAL GUPTA
Chief Investment Officer

An early mover in mobile apps, Neal co-founded KiwiTech in 2009. It has become a market-leading web and mobile app firm, with a unique business model. At KiwiTech, Neal oversees the company's financial matters and leads KiwiTech's early stage investment fund called KiwiVenture Partners. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Neal holds a dual MBA (finance) from Columbia University and the University of London, and a bachelor's in Economics. Neal also works closely with JCBLS, a nonprofit family foundation focused on providing education and nutrition assistance to children of low-income families in India.

NEAL GUPTA
Chief Investment Officer

An early mover in mobile apps, Neal co-founded KiwiTech in 2009. It has become a market-leading web and mobile app firm, with a unique business model. At KiwiTech, Neal oversees the company's financial matters and leads KiwiTech's early stage investment fund called KiwiVenture Partners. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Neal holds a dual MBA (finance) from Columbia University and the University of London, and a bachelor's in Economics. Neal also works closely with JCBLS, a nonprofit family foundation focused on providing education and nutrition assistance to children of low-income families in India.

GURVINDER BATRA
Chief Technology Officer

Gurvinder Batra oversees KiwiTech's wide range of technology development and is responsible for all operations for the company. He has a solid background in developing software based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). At Aptara, Gurvinder helped create XMLPublish™, the industry's first front-end XML workflow process that ensures the simultaneous production of high-quality content for a full range of publishing formats, both print and electronic. In 1987, Batra graduated from the prestigious engineering school, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he earned an engineering degree in electronics and communications.

RAKESH GUPTA
Chief Executive Officer

Rakesh Gupta has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing sector and is responsible for KiwiTech's long-term strategic planning. The company is leveraging technology and a proven entrepreneurial team to provide cutting-edge solutions for start-ups and enterprises alike. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Rakesh has a master's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. Rakesh has served as Governor Mark Warner's appointee on the Board of the Center for Innovative Technology, an organization focused on creating a better environment for entrepreneurial companies in Virginia. Rakesh is also a former President of TiE-DC, the DC chapter of TiE, the largest nonprofit organization of entrepreneurs with 50 chapters around the world.

ANITA GUPTA
Chief Revenue Officer

Anita brings more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the rapidly changing world of digital technology services. At KiwiTech, Anita drives sales from a variety of industry segments. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Anita earned a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Marietta College. Anita is a charter member of TiE-DC. Anita also works with JCBLS, a nonprofit foundation that runs a charitable school. JCBLS provides food, clothing, and education to 100 children in Meerut, India.

SHRIPAL SHAH
Executive Vice President

Shripal Shah is the EVP, Enterprise Solutions at KiwiTech. Shripal joins KiwiTech after recent stints as CEO of MOKO Social Media and with the Washington Redskins as their Chief Strategy Officer, where he was tasked with maximizing the team’s strategic and business prospects and overseeing the organization’s marketing strategy and digital/mobile platforms.

Shripal has more than 18 years of experience in digital strategy, development and execution. Shripal also previously served as SVP, Chief Digital Strategist for Catalyst Public Relations (acquired by WME/IMG in 2013).

A frequent panelist at top industry conferences, including SXSW, AdAge and Social Media Week, Shah also worked at Barnes&Noble.com and has previously developed web strategies for Kenneth Cole, among others.

MOHSIN SYED
Executive Vice President

Mohsin Syed has more than 15 years of global experience in leading key sales functions for technology businesses. He is responsible for the strategic leadership at KiwiTech, building and scaling an unique startup ecosystem over the last five years that has invested in about 140 technology startups across a dozen industry verticals. Mohsin has a master's degree in business administration from University of Florida, Gainesville and a bachelor's degree in industrial and operations engineering from BITS, Pilani, India. Mohsin serves as an active mentor for startups in areas of business development, strategic alliances, seed capital and international expansion.

MOHSIN SYED
Executive Vice President

Mohsin Syed has more than 15 years of global experience in leading key sales functions for technology businesses. He is responsible for the strategic leadership at KiwiTech, building and scaling an unique startup ecosystem over the last five years that has invested in about 140 technology startups across a dozen industry verticals. Mohsin has a master's degree in business administration from University of Florida, Gainesville and a bachelor's degree in industrial and operations engineering from BITS, Pilani, India. Mohsin serves as an active mentor for startups in areas of business development, strategic alliances, seed capital and international expansion.

SHRIPAL SHAH
Executive Vice President

Shripal Shah is the EVP, Enterprise Solutions at KiwiTech. Shripal joins KiwiTech after recent stints as CEO of MOKO Social Media and with the Washington Redskins as their Chief Strategy Officer, where he was tasked with maximizing the team’s strategic and business prospects and overseeing the organization’s marketing strategy and digital/mobile platforms. Shripal has more than 18 years of experience in digital strategy, development and execution. Shripal also previously served as SVP, Chief Digital Strategist for Catalyst Public Relations (acquired by WME/IMG in 2013). A frequent panelist at top industry conferences, including SXSW, AdAge and Social Media Week, Shah also worked at Barnes&Noble.com and has previously developed web strategies for Kenneth Cole, among others.

ANITA GUPTA
Chief Revenue Officer

Anita brings more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the rapidly changing world of digital technology services. At KiwiTech, Anita drives sales from a variety of industry segments. A native of Marietta, Ohio, Anita earned a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Marietta College. Anita is a charter member of TiE-DC. Anita also works with JCBLS, a nonprofit foundation that runs a charitable school. JCBLS provides food, clothing, and education to 100 children in Meerut, India.