Advisory Board

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Kayvan Alikhani

With more than 20 years in software product development, Kayvan came to LiteScape from BeNotified Software, a communication solution provider. There he was the CTO and a co-founder who led the product management process of various turn-key communication systems. Prior to that, Kayvan was co-founder and VP of Engineering of AVIRNEX, a provider of enhanced communication services, where he focused exclusively on managing the development and production of various universal communication products. Before AVIRNEX, Kayvan worked as a project manager, product manager and developer for various Microsoft and Siemens productivity, operating system and communication products targeted for international markets.

Kayvan has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering .


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Arjun Gupta
Arjun Gupta is the Founder and Chief Executive of TeleSoft Partners, a venture capital firm focused on high-tech startups. He has over 20 years of experience working with technology companies in venture capital, consulting and design engineering roles. At TeleSoft, Arjun manages capital commitments of $625+ million and has established Corporate Partnerships with Alltel and Bechtel in the US, Deutsche Telekom in Europe and Comverse in Israel.

Arjun serves on the Board of Directors of Calient Networks, CreekPath Systems, Knowledge Adventure, LogLogic, Matrix Semiconductor, Sierra Design Automation, Validity Sensors, VoiceObjects, and the Red Herring. Arjun also served on the board of Omnipoint as a private company through its IPO (NASDAQ: OMPT) until its acquisition by Voicestream for $10+ billion (subsequently Voicestream was acquired by Deutsche Telekom for $50+ billion to
form T-Mobile USA).

Arjun received an MS and BS in Computer Science from Washington State University and has an MBA from Stanford University. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.