Arun Gupta — Book Signing

Event Date: March 5, 2024
Speaker: Arun Gupta, CEO and Board Member for the NobleReach Foundation
Time: 4:00-4:30 PM EST
Location: Armstrong Atrium
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Book Signing from best Selling Author Arun Gupta

headshot of Arun Gupta book cover of Venture Meets Mission by Arun Gupta


Arun Gupta, CEO of NobleReach, is a venture capitalist, adjunct entrepreneurship professor and senior advisor to the provost at Georgetown University and author of the national bestseller, “Venture Meets Vision.” Gupta is active in the emerging technology, entrepreneurship, public policy and venture finance communities. He is passionate about inspiring students to pursue mission-oriented entrepreneurial careers.

At Stanford University, Gupta serves on the Stanford in Washington (SIW) Advisory Board, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Advisory Council and is a faculty lecturer teaching Valley Meets Mission: Purposeful Entrepreneurship with Government at SIW. The class highlights his venture capital and academic experience building successful mission-oriented ventures at the intersection of the government, mission, technology and entrepreneurship.

At Georgetown University, Gupta serves on the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and Tech & Society Steering Committee and teaches entrepreneurial finance and venture capital at McDonough School of Business. He was awarded the Entrepreneurial Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the Peter W. Gonzalez Jr. Award for excellence in faculty teaching. As a partner at Columbia Capital, Gupta’s investment career spanned 18 years, including initiating the firm’s cybersecurity and government technology investments with a focus on national security, AI, and SaaS/cloud infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Columbia Capital in 2000, he was at Carlyle Venture Partners focused on software investments. Prior to Carlyle, Gupta held positions in Arthur D. Little’s telecom and technology consulting practice and shared responsibility for establishing ADL’s management consulting operations in Mumbai in 1995-98.

He received a B.S. degree with distinction in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering economic systems from Stanford University (’91). He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (’95).