Tom Chavez

CEO & Co-Founder

Before starting Krux with Vivek, Tom served as General Manager in Microsoft's Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) group. Prior to Microsoft, Tom was CEO of Rapt Inc. from its founding in 1999 to its acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. Before Rapt, Tom worked as a systems architect at Sun Microsystems and as a researcher at the Rockwell Palo Alto Science Lab. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University, where he was a NASA Doctoral Fellow. He serves on the boards of industry and nonprofit organizations, with particular interest in education, immigration, and entrepreneurship.

Vivek Vaidya

CTO & Co-Founder

Vivek is responsible for the roadmap and build out of Krux's technology platform. He has been developing software for over 15 years, mostly in early stage startups. Prior to Krux, Vivek was the CTO of Rapt, where he was responsible for Rapt's technology strategy and product architecture. Vivek holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Denver and an M.S. in Mathematics and Computer Applications from IIT Delhi. Outside of work, Mr. Vaidya enjoys cooking, traveling, reading mystery novels and playing squash, cricket and tennis. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pallavi, and young son, Viplav.

Tom Chavez
CEO & Co-Founder

Before starting Krux with Vivek, Tom served as General Manager in Microsoft's Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) group. Prior to Microsoft, Tom was CEO of Rapt Inc. from its founding in 1999 to its acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. Before Rapt, Tom worked as a systems architect at Sun Microsystems and as a researcher at the Rockwell Palo Alto Science Lab. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University, where he was a NASA Doctoral Fellow. He serves on the boards of industry and nonprofit organizations, with particular interest in education, immigration, and entrepreneurship.

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Vivek Vaidya
CTO & Co-Founder

Vivek is responsible for the roadmap and build out of Krux's technology platform. He has been developing software for over 15 years, mostly in early stage startups. Prior to Krux, Vivek was the CTO of Rapt, where he was responsible for Rapt's technology strategy and product architecture. Vivek holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Denver and an M.S. in Mathematics and Computer Applications from IIT Delhi. Outside of work, Mr. Vaidya enjoys cooking, traveling, reading mystery novels and playing squash, cricket and tennis. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pallavi, and young son, Viplav.

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