Pankaj Malviya
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Pankaj Malviya


Sunnyvale, California, United States
Member since January 22, 2008
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Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Nothing is Frustrating, Its all business. The opportunity to talk to real business people to solve real problems is really rewarding part of entrepreneurship.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Thinking the revenue is easy to come by.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Learn to manage all aspects of business, not just technology.
Manage finances carefully.
Grow your sales team carefully.

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Pankaj has over 16 years of experience in enterprise software product design, development, and implementation of business-critical customer service solutions for Fortune 500 companies including Citicorp, HP, and Veritas. Pankaj was the Engineering Manager and Software Architect with Internet Security start-up - Internet Devices, a breakthrough Silicon Valley startup focused on Web-based centralized data policy management that was later acquired by Alcatel for $180 Million. Most recently, he was the Software Architect at Jareva Technologies, a leader in developing IT automation software. Jareva was purchased by Veritas software for $63 Million.

Prior to this, Pankaj was the key architect at HP. He led a large team in designing and implementing CRM for HP Home Products Division. The solution was successfully implemented across US, EMEA, Australia and Pacific continents. Later, the expertise gathered during HP implementations, laid the foundation for Relationals to provide a flexible and scalable On-Demand CRM platform for integrating customer information and automating sales processes. That platform was later adapted to build LongJump.

Pankaj has 2 patents and 3 pending patents in network security. He holds a degree in Computer Science from G.S. Institute of Technology and Science, India.