Mr. Vishal Gupta
B.Tech., 2000, Electrical Engineering

Mr. Vishal Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Seclore, where he handles corporate development, investor relations and strategic vision. Seclore, which is primarily involved into data-centric security and governance, was incubated in 2009 at Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay and has grown today to a team of 160 people, working across five countries. Seclore has clients in over 30 countries including majors like Panasonic, Daimler, ING, Metlife, AstraZeneca and governments of almost eight countries. For past several years, Mr. Gupta has been promoting the cause of technology entrepreneurship in India and encouraging Indian software product companies to go global.

Mr. Gupta started his career even before completing his B.Tech. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay in 2000. He started a firm ‘Herald Logic’ within SINE, based on his final year thesis under Prof. V.M. Gadre, Department of Electrical Engineering, IITB. Herald Logic gradually became one of the foremost companies in the space of expert system employing 70 people and having clients across Australia, India and US. It was acquired by an Australian company in 2006.

Mr. Gupta has been honoured with ‘Top 1% in Physics’ award by IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers), ‘Disruptive technology Innovator’ award by Stanford GSB and ‘Top Innovator under 35’ by MIT Technology Review. Skiing, playing squash, swimming and sleeping are his favourite pastimes.

Special Memories

“Most of my special memories of IITB are related to hostel life i.e. wing treats, video shows and of course inter-hostel sports. I had the dubious distinction of being the only goal keeper to score a self goal in inter-hostel football ! I was keen on academics and would have missed less than 10 department lectures across four years but that did not really reflect in my grades (CPI was ~ 7.5). Some of the fondest memories on campus were of Mood Indigo and Techfest.”