Sumit Gupta is an active angel investor and advisor; founded 2 companies, investor in over 60 startups, early employee at 2 other startups, garnered more than 18 years of product and business experience in mobile, gaming, consumer web and SaaS.
As Founder & CEO of Bash Gaming, Sumit established one of the top mobile gaming studios in the world with offices in bay area, europe and India, took the company to $80M annual run rate. Bash Gaming was acquired by GSN/Sony for $170M in early 2014. Previously he was founder CEO of BitRhymes Apps, makers of very popular dating and communication apps on social networks; part of founding team at Business Signatures that was sold to Entrust for $55M; VP Strategy at MonetizeMedia and an early engineer at Escalate eRetail, one of the first SaaS solution. Over these years Sumit has launched many products in mobile, gaming, social, web consumer and enterprise SaaS; acquired over 100M users worldwide of which 70M were in US and western world using viral loops/word of mouth. He received his MS from Missouri University of Science and Technology and B.Tech from IIT Delhi. He serves as an mentor and an angel investor to multiple startups helping them get off the ground, think through the ideas, identify product market fit, the related business model and KPI’s, growth and fundraising strategy.