We believe that success in business is directly correlated to the caliber of the people on the team. With this in mind, we created a group we called Mistral Executive Fellows.

Balaji Baktha

CEO, Veloce Tech


Balaji is a seasoned technologist, business executive and investor with proven track record for over 25 years in Silicon Valley by founding several successful startups and holding senior executive roles at many public companies.

Founder, CEO, board member of several successful Silicon Valley startups such as Veloce Technologies, a pioneer in disruptive cloud computing technology (acquired by Applied Micro), InSilica corporation, innovator of high performance Mobile imaging processors (acquired by Aptina Corporation), Platys communications, a pioneer in network storage (acquired by Adaptec, Inc), Shuttle technology, a leader in Digital media access (acquired by SCM Micro Systems) and early stage Investor in several successful mobile and enterprise software startups such as Emuzed (acquired by Flextronics), Fortify (acquired by HP), Sierra Logic (acquired by Emulex), Cognivue, Mobax Systems, etc.

He is Limited partner and senior advisor at Riverwood Capital, a leading private equity firm and founder and managing partner at Altius Capital, actively investing in startups focused on AI, Cloud Computing and IOT.