Hemant Kanakia (B Tech. Electrical Engineering, 1975) led an elite research team at AT&T and is a start up Guru. He set up Torrent Networking Technologies and later sold it to Ericsson. He went on to start two more companies, Photuris, Inc. Gemplex Internet Inc. and sits on boards of PriceHawk, Photuris, Inc., Pipal, Inc., ViaGate technologies. He is a private investor in start-ups focusing on Internet Infrastructure companies.