Meet the Team

Leadership Team

Saurabh Bhatia CEO

Saurabh Bhatia

Co-Founder and CEO
Saurabh has over 13 years of Sales and Business Development experience. He is deeply passionate about helping businesses grow by embracing the intersection of digital technology & marketing. Prior to founding Chocolate, Saurabh held CEO/Executive positions in Maxcellence Peak Performance Solutions and SCORE Insurance Claims Management SW. Saurabh's undergraduate degree was from IIT Delhi.
Shivam Srivastava

Shivam Srivastava

AVP, Business Development
Shivam brings 14-years of media experience to Chocolate, He leads the supply partnerships for Chocolate key global markets (US, ASIA & AU) & creates programmatic ecosystem for Chocolate. His prior experience of media buying with Zenith Optimedia & Selling for publishers like Times Of India helps him create a balanced marketplace.

Sharad Kapoor

AVP, Global Sales
Sharad has over 16 years of experience as a business leader, reaching brands, agencies, DSPs, ATDs, Ad exchanges and other demand partners for revenue generation across the US, Europe & APAC regions. At Chocolate, Sharad leads global revenue management efforts for the platform, managing DSP relationship and acquisition. Prior to joining Chocolate, Sharad worked at Yahoo.

Board of Directors

Jishnu Bhattacharjee

Jishnu Bhattacharjee

Board of Directors
Jishnu brings to Nexus several years of operating and investing expertise in high tech start-ups. He has invested in technology, internet and technology enabled services companies and is interested in a wide range of start-ups. Jishnu is currently on the boards of Chocolate, Druva, GenWi, Helpshift and Unmetric and observes the boards of Kaltura and Salorix. His investments also include Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix) and Gluster (acquired by Red Hat). Jishnu has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he ran the Venture Capital Club and co-led GSB Principal Investing Conference. Jishnu also holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a BTech from IIT Kharagpur, and is an inventor of more than a dozen US patents.
Naren Gupta

Naren Gupta

Board of Directors
Naren Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI),a leading embedded software company, where he served as the President/CEO for fifteen years. He took ISI public and subsequently merged it with Wind River Systems. Naren continued to serve on the board of Wind River till its recent acquisition by Intel. He also serves on the boards of Red Hat (RHT) and Tibco (TIBX), as well several privately held companies and non-profit organizations. Naren has over 15 years of early and early-growth stage investment experience in US and India. Several of his earlier investments have had successful public exits, including Digital Link (IPO), E-Tek Dynamics (IPO), RightNow (IPO), Numerical Technologies (IPO, acquired by Synopsis) and Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai). He is a co-founder of Nexus Venture Partners. Naren holds a B. Tech. degree and is a recipient of President's Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; an MS from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Naren has received distinguished alumni awards from Caltech and IIT and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE. He is an active advisor to entrepreneurs worldwide.