Co-founder and General Partner
Neil is a partner at Romulus Capital. As a former product manager and entrepreneur, Neil loves partnering with entrepreneurs to build teams and products at the earliest stages of a business.
Prior to Romulus, Neil was a product manager at Zynga, where spent most of his time building products for Farmville which have since reached hundreds of millions of users. He also spent time at McKinsey and founded a healthcare company that provides innovative anesthesiology service solutions. Neil is an avid scuba diver and private pilot, but when he’s on the ground, he focuses on investments in internet, mobile, and healthcare companies.
Neil received an A.B. in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Krishna K. Gupta,
Founder and General Partner
Krishna founded Romulus Capital while an undergrad with the intent of building technology businesses out of the MIT and Harvard ecosystems. Over the years he has worked across many industries, leading Romulus to regularly be the first institutional partner of seed-stage companies. He particularly enjoys partnering with companies with a B2B angle and innovative technology or science at the core of their value proposition.
Prior to Romulus, Krishna spent time at McKinsey & Company and JPMorgan, where he helped execute billion-dollar M&A deals in technology, media, and telecom. He has also conducted physical chemistry research at the University of Chicago and the Weizmann Institute in Israel, produced a film on ancient history in England used at Oxford and Cambridge, adventured in conflict zones in India, and competed at the USA Mathematics Olympiad. He’s a keen sports fan (football, basketball, tennis, and cricket), is a student of political and military history, and finds the arts a great way to relax and discover.
Krishna received SB degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover.
Tewfik rejoined Romulus in 2013 as our on-campus associate for Harvard Business School where he is currently pursuing his MBA. Tewfik had previously been part of the founding team of Romulus and served as an associate from 2008 – 2010.
Most recently, Tewfik served as Head of Business Development for Roominate, an educational toy company based in Palo Alto, aimed at closing the gender gap in STEM fields. Prior to that he worked for McKinsey’s Dubai office as a Business Analyst, focusing on Telecommunications, Marketing and Sales projects. He also worked for Etisalat Misr to build out their digital marketing platform.
Tewfik received a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Cairo American College.
Uday joined Romulus Capital in the summer of 2013. He is interested in disruptive technology revolving around the crowd, data, operating systems, and heuristics. Uday particularly enjoys studying emerging markets and how the growth of technology factors into infrastructure development.
Uday is very involved in the start-up scene in New York, dividing his time between creating ideas and helping others develop theirs, especially as a designer. He is an active member of Columbia Venture Community, Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, and is generally plugged into Columbia’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Uday has lived in the UK, the UAE, and India, bringing with him a very global perspective.
Uday is studying Computer Science at Columbia College and was School President at Phillips Academy Andover.
William joined Romulus Capital in 2013 and has been involved in sourcing investments and working with portfolio companies. He is particularly interested in innovation in healthcare, wearable computing, and lifestyle, as well as in companies that aim to optimize established industries to improve inefficiencies.
William gathered experience working on network coding at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics, network dynamics at the MIT Media Lab, and currently at the MIT CSAIL where he is working on machine learning applications to medicine. He has worked at Oracle and in trading. Originally from France and having lived in Spain, he is also interested in the European start-up ecosystem.
William did his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science there.
Mei joined Romulus Capital in 2010 and helps portfolio companies explore a range of strategic issues such as funding, competitive positioning, and entering new markets.
At the International Monetary Fund, Mei analyzed macroeconomic risk in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Division. And recently she worked on the “Ostalgia” exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Leveraging her global macro experience, Mei is passionate about understanding creative capital and innovations in digital media, and she works closely with the Media Lab. She spent the first half of her life in Mexico.
Mei is studying Comparative Media Studies and Management at MIT.
Rayyan joined Romulus Capital in 2014 as a campus associate in the Austin area and has been involved in sourcing investments and working with portfolio companies. He is particularly interested in innovation in consumer, software, sustainability, data, artificial intelligence and aerospace. From Austin, TX, Rayyan is passionate about helping grow the spurring Austin startup ecosystem.
Rayyan is an entrepreneur who helped take to market the world’s first electronic hookah scaling it to global distribution and nearly $10M in annual revenue in just two years while in college. He’s also a co-founder of a stealth artificial intelligence startup. Previously, Rayyan spent time at Deloitte doing strategy consulting in their emerging markets practice as well as with Lazard and Deloitte Corporate Finance doing middle market investment banking. Rayyan moved into venture capital to help other entrepreneurs build disruptive valuable companies at the early stage, first working with Wasabi Ventures as an analyst and more recently as a venture fellow with 406 Ventures. In his free time, Rayyan enjoys adventure sports, soccer, speaking engagements at tech conferences like SXSW and is currently working on getting his private pilot’s license. Rayyan loves to write and maintains an active blog with his work featured on the Huffington Post, Business Insider, AlleyWatch, Elite Daily and more.
Rayyan is studying Economics at Baylor University.
Angela joined Romulus Capital in 2012. Her main areas of interests include consumer Internet, mobile applications, and energy. With her technical and business background, she helps identify investment opportunities and works closely with companies in the portfolio.
Angela has extensive experience working for a well-funded Boston-based startup and is co-founding an Android App startup aimed at improving the experience of going to restaurants with friends. As an undergraduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, she works to create a virtual platform that will help people interview better. In addition, she is actively involved in many organizations on campus, including the Sloan Business Club, Solar Electric Vehicle Team, and the Energy Conference Organizing Team. She has spent the majority of her life in China.
Angela is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anuv joined Romulus Capital in 2012 where he works extensively to source investments, perform due-diligence, and work alongside portfolio companies on business and tech decisions. He is particularly interested in start-ups that try to optimize online user experiences, be it in retail or gaming. He enjoys seeing and contributing to startups’ journey from idea to company.
His background with business development and outreach at The Blackstone Group, business consulting at The Illuminate Consulting Group, and web consulting at his own company Com.Pass enable him to bring an entrepreneurial perspective to the table. He spent the first half of his life in the Netherlands.
Anuv is studying Computer Science and Neurobiology at Harvard College.
Andrew joined Romulus Capital in 2012 and hails from Palo Alto, bringing a Valley-borne perspective to sourcing businesses and impacting portfolio companies. He is interested in innovative business and technology solutions to chronic inefficiencies and in lagging industries, as well as startups solving problems in big data and recommendation, healthcare IT, and education.
Andrew built his experience in machine learning through the Netflix Prize, DNA sequencing at Halcyon Molecular, finance at Jump Trading, and genomics as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search and bioinformatician at Stanford. He enjoys fostering the Harvard startup community as a board member of Hack Harvard, Harvard College Venture Partners, and the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum. Beyond these pursuits, he seeks to share ideas and visions for the world with others, whether as a TEDx speaker or in daily conversations with his peers and mentors on both coasts.
Andrew is studying Mathematics and Computer Science at Harvard College.
Sebastián joined Romulus Capital in 2012 and has been involved in sourcing investments and conducting due diligence. He is fascinated by innovation in the mobile and big data space, and has a keen interest startup activity abroad and bringing ideas to new markets.
Sebastián’s experience includes working with virality and product management at Brazil’s Peixe Urbano, marketing and social media at NYC’s Collectrium, and software development at the MIT Media Lab. Keen to talk about disruptive ideas over a cup of coffee, he thoroughly enjoys meeting other entrepreneurs. Originally from Ecuador, growing up in three different continents has given him a global perspective on discovering fresh opportunities.
Sebastián is studying Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Management Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.