Vinit Nijhawan
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  Vinit Nijhawan

Founder/Executive Management

Taral Networks 2002-Present
Joined Taral in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer after Kodiak Venture Partners invested $5M in Series B. Taral Networks is seizing the opportunity to capitalize on one of today's fastest growing markets - wireless data - and the rapidly emerging demands for "anytime, anywhere" data access. The company is dedicated to enabling wireless operators to monetize their data networks by enabling and managing application-to-person multimedia messaging. Taral's carrier-grade AirNgine MMS Software Gateway is being used by customers in China, UK and Canada.

Kinetic Computer Corporation 1992-2001
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, founded Kinetic in 1992 to provide wireless solutions for transportation and logistics fleets. Kinetic has developed a wireless Internet ASP called eTruck to provide fleet management service for vehicle fleets. Kinetic has grown to about $8M in sales and raised $4.5M in equity capital in 1999. Hardware product line sold to Telxon (acquired by Symbol Technologies). Kinetic's eTruck intellectual property was acquired by Qualcomm. Kinetic has been selected to the New England Fast 50 companies list in 1997 and 1998 ( Kinetic has shipped over 8,000 systems to over 200 customers, including Waste Management, Pepsi Food Services, Intermec, Motorola, Rockwell, GE Fanuc, Lockheed Martin, NASA, DoD, Lithonia Lighting and American Freightways.

Payload Systems 1987-1991
Co-founder with two MIT PhDs (Anthony Arrott and Byron Lichtenberg, astronaut). Payload developed spaceflight instrumentation for the space shuttle and International Space Station. Payload Systems was the first U.S. company to obtain an export license for and to conduct research aboard the Soviet space station Mir. Company was merged with Space Industries, Houston, TX (now part of and then sold a second time to the current CEO, Javier de Luis.

Cal Corp (now division of EMS) 1981-1987
Joined as a junior engineer and rose to become Director of Sales & Marketing as the company grew from 40 to 400 people. Involved with satellite communication products, including mobile communications, mobile search & rescue and satellite instrumentation.


AdAlive 2000-2002
Co-founder, Chairman and investor in company founded May 2000 to provide wireless PDA connectivity in public spaces. AdAlive raised $4 million in equity capital from Davenport Capital. Company was unable to get follow-on funding.

Radianse 2000-Present
Advisory Board member of company founded 2000 by four HP veterans who were in the wireless telemetry business. They have used breakthrough technology to create a low cost indoor wireless location system.

Marathon Technologies 1999-Present
Angel investor in fault tolerant Windows 2000 enterprise computer company. Founder Robert Ciboriuso, CEO Bob Glorioso.

Dragonwave 2000-Present
Angel investor in broadband wireless network radio company. Founder Dave Farrar.