About Me

  • My Life’s mission – Enrich & simplify people’s lives through self-discovery and education. Make everyone believe in themselves, especially when they have a million reasons not to.
  • Unlock human potential and leave everything touched, better than it was before! 
  • My Linked in Profile is at : http://www.linkedin.com/in/shailu

Bio

  • An active serial entrepreneur with a focus on Education industry, a technologist and an executive coach, Shailendra Tipparaju (Shailu) has a cross-industry global footprint spanning over two decades. He has been a founding member of several Education Technology companies from concept to scale before successful exits, that have generated an enterprise value of more than half a billion dollars in less than a decade.
  • Shailu is the Chief Innovation Officer at Examity, one of the world’s leading Online Proctoring organizations. He also serves as the Chairman of Chicago based Colosseum Group, a global brand of companies that focuses on investments, incubation, research, engineering, education, and creative brand communications. As the CIO at Examity, Venture Partner at Dallas Venture Partners, and Vice-Chairman of Atal Balachandran Great Lakes Incubation AGBI, Shailu has helped foster entrepreneurship by mentoring, investing and advising over 50 startups enterprises.
  • Prior to his current roles, he has been a founding member of EdAssist (acquired by Bain Capital Bright Horizons in 2010), Strateology (by University Ventures in 2017), and Examity (by Great Hill Partners in 2019). Between 2008 to 2013, he led the Technology Innovation program at CVS Pharmacy, a Global Fortune 10 enterprise, heading implementations of shared services platforms.
  • His first stint started as an intern in 1999 at Xerox innovation group (then part of Motorola division) and he grew to lead several successful global engineering initiatives at Motorola, Delta Airlines, and GlaxoSmithKline. He was Xerox’s top performing employee worldwide in 2005.
  • A widely published author and speaker, Shailu has been recognized as one of the top 100 Education pioneers in 2020 and is an active contributor in various standardized and certification global councils in the EdTech domain. A patriot, artist, musician, educator, and a strong family-man, Shailu believes in purposeful balanced living and compassionate capitalism. He heads up the Colosseum Foundation with a mission to create self-belief in individuals and guide the next generations to use entrepreneurship as a medium to build global ties, showcase global patriotism to promote the spirit of intellectuality, hospitality, and spirituality universally.
  • A lifelong learner, Shailu has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and a Master’s in Computer Science from Loyola University, Chicago. He is currently pursuing a management program at the Harvard Business School at Boston, USA.
  • He lives in Chicago with his wife and best friend of more than two decades, Sireesha Tipparaju, and his two super-hero sons, Dhanush and Ankush.

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