Krishen Iyer is the co-founder and owner of MAIS Consulting, a consulting company headquartered in Encinitas, California. He is also the co-founder of Encinitas-based tech accelerator, Accelerator 23 and the Encinitas-based startup KIDZ. It took Krishen Iyer a while to embrace starting his own consulting business, but he is excited that today he can work from home and spend more time with his wife and two daughters.
Krishen Iyer believes that you need to be passionate about what you do and enjoy interacting with people to be successful. He started as an advisor with a local chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC), a national organization that connects college students with business mentorship. This exposure to a group of entrepreneurs gave him the confidence to strike out independently. Working from home has also given Krishen the flexibility to work with his family and invest time in growing his personal and professional networks.
Krishen Iyer Biography
Krishen was born in Bombay, India, and moved to the United States with his family when he was 10 years old. He began working in the computer industry at the age of 16. He received his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego, and his M.B.A. from California San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering in software engineering and entrepreneurship (1992).
Krishen Iyer Professional Experience
Krishen has worked as a Computer Scientist, Product Manager, and CTO for various technology companies over the last 25 years (1987-2017). Krishen co-founded technology startup Helix Digital in 1987 and then founded Helix Software Company in 1989. The Helix Software Company was acquired by the EMC Corporation in 1996, where he served as VP – Chief Scientist for several EMC products. Krishen Iyer worked for other corporations including Symmetrix (a product that revolutionized high-performance disk arrays), XtremeDB (a high-performance database server).
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