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Anita Gupta
Board Member & Founder


Anita Gupta – born in Boston and raised in the Midwest – is a serial entrepreneur and forward-thinking leader with a focus on technology innovation and AI. In 2022, Anita was recognized for her work as a Forbes 50 Over 50 honoree.

Anita and her brothers, Rakesh and Neal, founded Aptara in 1989. Anita drove the professional publishing services division and led sales and marketing for the entire company. With her leadership, Aptara became the largest publishing services company in the world and was listed on the Inc 500 three years in a row as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

In 2009, Anita and her partners founded KiwiTech, which has created an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to succeed by supporting their technology development and investment efforts. KiwiTech is now partners with, and invested, in over 600 startups.

Building on this momentum, Anita, alongside her team at KiwiTech, is pioneering the development of state-of-the-art AI platforms targeted at disrupting fintech, insurtech, and hospitality, among other industries. Their approach emphasizes leveraging AI to solve complex challenges, enhance operational efficiencies, and create innovative products and services that lead the market.

Anita was a speaker at Interstellar Soiree 2024 in Las Vegas, a robotics and AI event hosted by the beacons of the future, Sophia, Grace, and Desi. In the past, she has judged pitch competitions at CES 2023 and was a keynote speaker at the US State Department event at the Mauritanian Embassy on Women’s Economic Empowerment. She has presented at the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, India’s FICCI Big Data and Analytics Conclave, and KiwiTech's Female Founder Demo Days. Anita was a speaker and hosted pitch competitions at Cannes Next during Cannes Film Festival 2023 in partnership with myGlobalVillage.

Anita holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marietta College in computer science and has received national accolades, including the Harrington Prize and the Stevenson Prize. She was featured in Marietta College's alumni magazine, Trailblazer, for her entrepreneurial accomplishments. She completed her Masters in Public Policy from The Kennedy School at Harvard University as a Sloan Fellowship recipient.

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