One-on-One Mentoring at TiE with Oliver Gunase...

Jan 25, 2021
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)


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Members of TiE Silicon Valley wishing to apply for mentoring must check mentor availability on and reserve date and time on Calendly. 

Reservation is based on a first-come basis. You will reserve a confirmation email with zoom details if you are confirmed for the mentoring session.

For any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Mentoring at TiE is one of the main priorities and most valuable assets to its members. This program is a direct result of the time and effort provided by our Charter Member (CM) Mentors. Mentees have the opportunity to virtually meet with TiE CM Mentors for a one on one, 60-minute session.

The needs of potential mentees would naturally be stage-dependent but would typically cover the following areas:

  • Validating business plans
  • Defining value propositions, offerings, markets, and sizing opportunities
  • Strategies for raising funds
  • Inputs on company formation and structuring
  • Functional strategies and perspectives including technology, marketing, etc
  • Inputs on managing Investors, compliance & governance requirements

Name: Oliver Gunasekara

Designation & Company: CEO & Co-founder NGcompute


Oliver’s thirty-plus years career encompasses three of the major technology trends: mobile computing, cloud computing, and multimedia technologies. His top 3 team achievements are:

  • Growing Arm’s mobile market share from 0% to 95
  • Sponsoring and executing the 2006 acquisition of Falanx (Mali GPU) by Arm
  • Founding and running NGCodec as its CEO till its successful exit to Xilinx in 2019

In 1994 he joined ARM, at the time a 60-person startup in the UK. Initially, he pioneered the segment marketing activity by leading the mobile marketing team, which resulted in growing its market share from 0% to over 90%. He lived and worked in Japan for two and a half years. In his last role at ARM as VP of Corporate Business Development and M&A, Oliver championed the acquisition of Falanx in 2006, whose technology (Mali) went on to become the number one shipping GPU in the world. In 2016 Softbank acquired ARM for $32 billion.

In 2012, Oliver founded NGCodec, a start-up focused on next-generation cloud video acceleration, leveraging programmable hardware. As CEO he raised over $15M, grew the team to ~40 people, and won SaaS business with Amazon/Twitch. In 2019 the company was acquired by Xilinx data center group, returning over 5x to his investors.

Oliver holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich London, UK, and a Mini-MBA from the AeA/Executive Institute, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, CA, USA. He is the inventor of two video-related patents.

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