Jyoti Bansal

Co-Founder & Entrepreneur Partner

Jyoti Bansal is the Co-Founder and Entrepreneur Partner at Unusual Ventures. A serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley visionary, Jyoti founded AppDynamics in 2008, an application intelligence company that provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance, which went on to be acquired by Cisco for $3.7B in January 2017. Since then, Jyoti launched BIG Labs, a startup studio, as a vehicle for “parallel entrepreneurship,” where he co-creates companies that can help define the future. Jyoti is currently the CEO and Co-founder of Harness, a fast growing enterprise technology startup aiming to revolutionize software delivery processes, and is the first company launched from BIG Labs. Jyoti has been a recipient of many leadership awards, including Forbes’ “Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For”, and “Best CEO” by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Award. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for Northern California in 2016. Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and is the lead inventor on 20+ US patents.

Why Unusual?

As an entrepreneur myself, I experienced the pain of trying to grow and scale a business firsthand as I tried to get AppDynamics off the ground. I wanted to create a VC that would provide a distinct advantage to entrepreneurs at the phase where they need the most help—seed stage.

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