Himanshu Choksi is a successful business leader with experience as a venture capitalist, corporate executive, entrepreneur and management consultant in the web, software, communications, and energy sustainability sectors.
In addition to managing Pacifica Fund, Himanshu has taken active roles (including CEO) at portfolio companies during management transitions; most recently at Intematix Corporation. Prior to co-founding Pacifica, he co-founded two internet companies and held senior management positions in several private and public companies. He was founding CEO of Onebox.com, a venture-backed company acquired by Openwave Systems (formerly Phone.com). One of the first three employees of Pacific Bell Video Services, a fledgling venture within the Pacific Telesis family of companies, Himanshu helped it become a pioneer in the wireless broadband market and grow to over 300 people. His team developed the company's earliest interactive TV services. He served as GM of an acquired wireless cable company and led the company's market launch of wireless digital TV services - the world's first commercial deployment of a digital MMDS television service. Prior to Pacific Telesis, Himanshu was at Bain & Company, a global strategic consulting firm advising technology-sector clients on business, market, and product strategy. Some of his pro-bono work at Bain formed the basis of recommendations by CEOs of the top 10 U.S. computer companies to President (senior) Bush regarding government investment in R&D. He was instrumental in setting up Bain's technology consulting practice. Himanshu began his career at Intel Corporation, where he developed next-generation IC technologies.
Himanshu is the holder of four US patents. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where he ranked first in his field of study; an MS from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.