Debu Purkayastha

Managing Partner at 3rd Eye
Debu Purkayastha

Mr. Debu Purkayastha is a Managing Partner at 3rd Eye. He had been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Octopus Investments Limited since February 10, 2014. Mr. Purkayastha was part of Octopus Investments’s Ventures team and is responsible to identify new investment opportunities and support the entrepreneurs and management teams in the portfolio to help them develop and realize the full growth potential of their businesses. He was a Principle of New Business Development at Google with a wide mandate spanning several key strategic focus areas across EMEA, India and other regions for example, he was closely involved with Google’s Travel and Finance search products since their inception. He was Google’s Principal – Corporate Development spearheading its global M&A and Investment efforts in EMEA and other regions. He a founding member of Google Campus. He served as an Executive at Google. He spent six years at Google. Prior to Google, he headed Sabre’s Corporate Development/M&A team in EMEA and was a Technology M&A Banker with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup. Mr. Purkayastha serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at Sadara Ventures. He also sits on the Boards of Fon (WiFi) and Mobile Planet. He serves as a Director of Cambridge Enterprise Limited. Mr. Purkayastha has over 20 years of experience and has worked internationally across three different continents. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Mr. Purkayastha has a M.B.A. from London Business School.