Rajiv Gupta (technocrat)

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Rajiv Gupta
Born 1963
Occupation Entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Debra Gupta

Rajiv Gupta is a Silicon Valley technology executive from India

Early life[edit]

Gupta earned a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur around 1984. He received his Ph.D. in compiler optimization from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1990.[1] He married a British woman, Debra and they have two children - Veda and Anya. He resides in Los Altos.[1][2]


Gupta joined Hewlett-Packard in 1990, and developed the IA-64 architecture, which HP called WideWord and Intel marketed as Itanium. From 1995 he developed a client utility project at HP Labs, which was an early example of a service-oriented architecture for Web services.[3][4][5] He was co-inventor and general manager of the E-speak project when it was announced in 1999.[1] Around the same time, he supported his brother Sanjiv Gupta, to start Bodhtree Consulting, Ltd., in Hyderabad, India.[6] The E-speak technology was abandoned in late 2001.[7][8] In 2002, Gupta founded Confluent Software, developing what became the CoreSV product. It was acquired by Oblix in February 2004,[9] which in turn was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March, 2005.[10] In 2005 he founded Securent, which was acquired by Cisco in November 2007 for an estimated $100 million.[10][11] He has more than 45 patents.[1]

In 2011 Gupta founded Skyhigh Networks. The first round of financing was led by Greylock Partners in April, 2012, for about $6.5 million.[12] The company raised $20 million in May, 2013, led by Sequoia Capital.[13] Another investment of $40 million was announced in June, 2014, from existing investors and Salesforce.com.[14]

On November 28, 2017, McAfee announced it would acquire Skyhigh Networks and appoint Rajiv Gupta as the head of McAfee's entire cloud business.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d "Rajiv Gupta". Indians Abroad Biography. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ Aseem Chhabra (August 16, 1999). "Tech Guru Dreams Beyond Silicon Valley". Rediff On The Net. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ Alan H. Karp; Rajiv Gupta; Guillermo Rozas; Arindam Banerji (June 1, 2001). "The Client Utility Architecture: The Precursor to E-speak" (PDF). HP Technical Report HPL-2001-136. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Father of Web Services Publishes "Security in a SOA" Article". Press release. April 14, 2007. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Rajiv Gupta (April 14, 2007). "Security in a SOA". MicroServices Expo. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ Radhika Nallayam (April 14, 2010). "Bodhtree featured in Channel World Fast track as a fast growing company". Press release. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ Alan H. Karp (August 31, 2004). "Lessons from E-speak" (PDF). HP Technical Report HPL-2004-150. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ Charles Cooper (October 15, 2002). "Straight talk on Web services". CNET News. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  9. ^ Stacy Cowley (February 4, 2004). "Oblix makes Web services bid, buying Confluent". Info World. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Noa Bar-Yosef (June 13, 2013). "Security Startups: In Focus With SkyHigh Networks CEO and Co-Founder Rajiv Gupta". Security Week. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ Paula Musich (November 1, 2007). "Cisco Acquires Securent for $100 Million". eWeek. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ Asheem Chandna (February 25, 2013). "Announcing the Launch of Skyhigh Networks and Greylock's Investment". Greylock Partners. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  13. ^ Tomio Geron (May 22, 2013). "Skyhigh Networks Raises $20M Series B To Find, Manage Cloud Services". Forbes. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ David Gelles (June 23, 2014). "Sequoia and Greylock Lead $40 Million Round for Skyhigh Networks". Deal Book. The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Ingrid Lunden (November 28, 2017). "McAfee acquires cloud security startup Skyhigh Networks, last valued at $400M". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 29, 2017.