Wednesday, October 20, 2010

About DocVerse

DocVerse was founded in 2007 by Microsoft veterans Shan Sinha and Alex DeNeui, who finally gave up on the constant back-and-forth email attachments required to share and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents.
When it comes to working with others on documents, not much has changed in the last 10 years. You save files on your computer, email them back and forth to your friends and coworkers, wait for feedback, manually incorporate everyone’s edits, and then send the new version back out for everyone to review, only to repeat the same cycle.

DocVerse was founded to radically improve the way over 600M people work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. DocVerse combines the benefits of web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs and Zoho with the power and familiarity of the world's most popular productivity application, Microsoft Office.
DocVerse offers the first ever product to truly enable real-time sharing and editing of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Its key advantage is that it does not require you to learn a new way to work by seamlessly plugging into Microsoft Office.
DocVerse raised its first round of investment in 2008 from world-class investors, including the very same investors who initially backed Google, PayPal and Twitter. Their advisory board includes executives from Microsoft, Google and Adobe.

The DocVerse Team

Shan Sinha, Founder/CEO

Shan founded DocVerse after leaving Microsoft, where he drove product strategy for SharePoint and SQL Server, $1.6B and $3.0B products, respectively. He is an experienced entrepreneur having co-founded two venture-backed start-ups, one of which was successfully acquired. In addition to his professional experience, he frequently advises and works with several startup companies. Shan holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees from MIT.

Alex DeNeui, Founder/CTO

Before founding DocVerse, Alex spent 3 years at Microsoft where he drove SQL Server's web strategy. His efforts led to the creation and shipping of several technologies including services like SQL Server Data Services. Prior to Microsoft, he founded a Kleiner Perkins-backed enterprise software company delivering IT automation services. He graduated from MIT with a degree in computer science.

Rishi Sharma, Engineering

Rishi joined DocVerse after spending the last few years working at BitTorrent, where he was responsible for building out their digital store efforts. Prior to BitTorrent, Rishi worked at Overture Services (eventually acquired by Yahoo!), where he was responsible for core search and advertising technology. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Jeremy Roy, Engineering

Jeremy joined DocVerse in early 2009, finally submitting to a year of forceful advances from Shan, an early college roommate. Previously, he was Director of Software Development at SunEdison, a solar power services company. Jeremy has background in software development technology both in large international firms as well as early-stage startup companies. He holds a degree in Computer Science from MIT.

Himanshu Vasishth, Engineering

Himanshu graduated from IIT with a degree in Computer Science. He spent the last 8 years working at Microsoft in engineering and program manager roles. Most recently, Himanshu led the ADO.Net team. In his years prior at Microsoft, Himanshu led the development of multiple technologies that shipped with products like Outlook, SQL Server and Windows, products used today by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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