Satyen is a serial entrepreneur and a big advocate and supporter of technology based entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Cube, an award winning mobile banking service for the Indian millennial.
His prior experiences include founding Citrus Payments, where he led overall strategy, product, user experience, marketing, and strategic alliances to drive the company to a $100 million plus organization in 4 years. He has spent 15 years in Silicon Valley establishing companies in the areas of marketing automation, social e-commerce, and strategy/design consulting. His other companies are Trapezo, Suntru, and Lotus White.
His career has included stints with both start-ups and large companies such as Intuit, First Data, Cisco, AOL, Yahoo, frog Design & Apple. This has involved being an entrepreneur, a consultant, and an educator in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, incubators, and educational institutes in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
He is also an angel investor in India and has invested in 6 companies in the spaces of marketplaces, payments, solar, education, and payments. He is an active member of the Stanford Alumni Association of India and StanfordAngels. He also serves on advisory boards of 2 incubators – Zone Startups (a Bombay Stock Exchange and Ryerson collaboration) and Venture Studio (a Stanford University and Amdavad University collaboration).
He finished a Masters from Stanford University in tech entrepreneurship/HCI/Computer Science in 1996, and a BE in Computer Science/Engineering from Bombay University in 1995. He is an aspiring kite-surfer, alternative travel fan, and a roving philosopher in his spare time.