Siva Kumar
Co-Founder and CEO, TheFind, Inc.


Siva Kumar is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with a history of building successful information technology and software companies. Prior to, Kumar co-founded eight other venture-funded start-ups in his career: Onebox (acquired by Openwave), BridgeSpan (acquired by Hall Settlement Systems), Impresse (acquired by PrintCafe/Creo Systems), Seven, Vialto (acquired by Cisco Systems), Scalent Systems and Telera (acquired by Alcatel). Currently, he sits on the boards of both and SPOCK and previously served terms as president of Scalent Systems, president and CEO of Impresse Corporation and chairman of Onebox.

Kumar previously worked as vice president of marketing at Chromatic Research (acquired by ATI) and held the positions of vice president of marketing and general manager at Frame Technology (IPO and later acquired by Adobe Systems). Kumar was the director of marketing for networking products at Oracle and also held product marketing positions at Apple. Kumar began his marketing career at Intel, where he served as the senior product manager for the 80386 and 80486 microprocessors.

Kumar holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS from Pennsylvania State University and a BS from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India.


Mobile, Strategy & Business Models
Location: 2009 Level:
Siva Kumar (TheFind, Inc.), Scott Dunlap (NearbyNow, Inc.), Joel Toledano (Krillion, Inc.), Ethan Stock (Zvents), Greg Sterling (Search Engine Land)
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2008 marked a turbulent year in the US and abroad. Global economies crumbled, wallets were squeezed, and the impacts of our activities on the planet loomed. As a result, consumers increasingly turned their focus back to their local communities for events, entertainment and shopping closer to home. In this session, learn how to tap into the local perspective to support your larger business goals. Read more.
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