Mr. J. A. Chowdary
Mr. J. A. Chowdary, also known as JA, serves as Partner at StartupXseed Ventures LLP. Mr. Chowdary served as Managing Director at NVIDIA Corporation in Hyderabad. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Portal Player-India and guided complex technology products which became the critical components for Apple iPod series. From 1987 to 1999 as the Founding Director of STPIs in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, he played a key role in the spurt of outsourced software development and the setting up of Indian operations of multi-national companies. Mr. Chowdary is the Chairman at TalentSprint Education Services Private Limited. He provides mentorship on strategy and direction at TalentSprint. Mr. Chowdary serves as Co-Chairman FICCI-AP Chapter. He serves as the President of ADI Foundation. Mr. Chowdary has received several prestigious awards including Meritorious Invention Award from NRDC, Govt. of India and Special Award from Hyderabad Management Association for promoting the information technology industry in Andhra Pradesh. He is often considered as one of the chief architects of the Indian information technology industry, he was instrumental in developing the Information technology industry in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. He holds two Masters Degrees from IIT Madras and Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi.