Kishore Ganji

Founder and CEO

Kishore Ganji is an Angel Investor and Mentor of Astir Ventures. Kishore has made over 90 investments into startup companies based in India, the US, and Singapore. Kishore is also the founder of Astir IT Solutions, Inc. a software development and services company with offices in New Jersey, California, and India with over 300 employees. Prior to starting Astir, Kishore worked for PWC, IBM, and Pfizer in the Business Intelligence practices, focusing mainly on Customer Analytics and health care. Before this, he worked for Hewlett Packard. In addition to his role, Kishore Ganji serves as the President of the Small and Medium Enterprise Consortium (SMEC), a consortium of over 300 technology companies based in the US. SMEC promotes the sustainable development of these small and mid-sized businesses and is growing rapidly both in the United States and abroad. Kishore holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University. He also has an MBA in Sales and Marketing from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. In addition, he was recognized by NJBIZ as one of the top Forty under 40 high-achieving business leaders in New Jersey in 2008 and in 2010 was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.