Investment Geography: US West Coast, US New England, US Mid Atlantic, US Northeast
Nilanjana Bhowmik co-founded Converge in 2017 after spending years with Longworth Venture Partners (from 2003), where she was focusing on infrastructure, software and mobile investments.
She was recently elected as the President of TiE Boston, the chapter’s 11th president, and the first woman to hold the role.
She served on the boards of Jibe (SaaS & mobile recruiting platform); NuoDB (elastic cloud database), PLUMgrid (network virtualization), RapidMiner (predictive analytics), Swirl (mobile Ad Exchange) and TrackVia (SaaS app platform). Her prior investments and portfolio involvements include Viewfinity (acquired by CyberArk, NASDAQ: CYBR), Symform (acquired by Quantum, NASDAQ: QTM), VKernel (acquired by Quest, NASDAQ: QSFT), Tizor (acquired by Netezza/IBM, NYSE: IBM), Softricity (acquired by Microsoft, NYSE: MSFT) and Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle, NYSE: ORCL).
Prior to joining Longworth, Nilanjana was a Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, at Broadview (now Jefferies), an investment banking firm where she led buy and sell side transactions for several hi-tech companies in software, services and digital media. Nilanjana began her career at Object Design Inc., an object-oriented database and B2B software vendor. At Object Design, she held several positions through the company's fast growth from a venture backed, Inc. #1 Private Company in 1994 to a successful IPO in 1996 and beyond, including running the professional services organization for the Americas, in which role she was in charge of delivering a third of the company's annual revenues.
She received a Bachelor in Engineering in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, an MS in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA from INSEAD.