Chini Krishnan is an Operating Partner with Bessemer and Founder and CEO of Vimo Inc. Chini brings to Bessemer over 23 years of experience in building and growing technology companies. Prior to Vimo, Chini most recently founded and served as Chairman and SVP of Products and Services at Valicert Inc., a leader in public-key infrastructure (PKI) validation. At Valicert, Chini held multiple operational roles, including CTO, and also helped to complete several acquisitions. Valicert went public in 2000 and ultimately merged with Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ:TMWD and another former BVP portfolio company) in 2003.
Prior to founding Valicert, Chini was Product Marketing Manager at Enterprise Integration Technologies (EIT), where he was seminally involved in releasing the world's first secure browser. Chini came to EIT from Cadence Design Systems where he played roles in engineering, consulting and applications.
Chini holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University and a B.S. also in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.