Arjun Gupta is the founder of TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture fund focused on high-tech and energy value chain companies. Over the past sixteen years, Arjun has overseen investing in and helping build ~61 private companies, resulting in ~37 mergers & acquisitions and IPOs to date with a combined current market equity valuation or cash equivalent of ~$18 billion (post bubble). He has been ranked by Forbes Magazine in the Top-100 technology venture investors on the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Midas Lists.
Through the Arjun Gupta Family Foundation, Arjun supports community projects in education, medical research and the arts. The foundation has helped provide partial funding for about 90 projects to date. He is a member of the Stanford Business School Management Board, Trustee of The Aspen Institute, Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Officer of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Colorado Chapter, Trustee of Natural Resources Defense Council, and Member of the Board of Governors and President of the Western Regional Association of the National Association of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA).
In addition to building companies, Arjun is a passionate outdoorsman. Over the last 30 years, his key expeditions include – (a) the North Pole to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Peary reaching the pole, (b) a scuba expedition with National Geographic to chart the Millennium Atoll in the South Pacific, (c) six Himalayan expeditions to peaks over 20,000 feet, (d) Arctic Expedition for Climate Change, (e) Conservation and Human Well-being in Africa, (f) Polar Bear and Grizzly tracking safaris in Alaska, (g) Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, (h) New York and Chicago marathons, etc. He also served as a Liaison Officer with international expeditions for the Indian Mountaineering Federation.
in 2013, Arjun was part of the investor group that purchased the Sacramento Kings.