SHAILENDRA TIPPARAJU
Venture Partner, Dallas Venture Capital

Shailu's mission is to enrich & simplify people's lives through self-discovery and education and make the world a place a harmony. To create self-belief in individuals and guide trailblazers globally to use entrepreneurship as a medium to build global ties, showcase global patriotism to promote the spirit of intellectuality, hospitality, and spirituality.

Prior to his current active roles, Shailu has been a founding member and taken them to multiple PE investment rounds for EdAssist (acquired by Bain Capital Bright Horizons) currently a billion dollar EdTech enterprise managing corporate learning solutions, Strateology (acquired by University Ventures) a research lab to create Education product platforms from concept to scale, and Examity (acquired by Great Hill Partners) currently the world EdTech leader in online learning validation and identity platforms. He was recognized with Xerox's worldwide no.1 employee, for his engineering work in 2005.

Shailu is serial entrepreneur, educator, author and a researcher, Shailu has been a founding member of several companies from concept to scale before successful PE investments that have generated massive global enterprise value. Shailu serves as the Chairman of Chicago based Colosseum Group, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Examity, Venture Partner at Dallas Venture Capital and helped foster entrepreneurship by personally mentoring, investing, and scaling several companies.

A widely published author, educator, and speaker, Shailu has been recognized as one of the top 100 Education pioneers in 2020. Shailu is an active contributor in interoperability and standardization bodies like IEEE, IMS Education Global Council. A patriot, artist, musician, educator, and a strong family- man, Shailu believes in purposeful balanced living and compassionate capitalism.