TOLIMA Capital is an investment fund which invests in next generation, disruptive innovation private and public companies in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Cloud Computing and Mobile Digital Engagement
TOLIMA Ventures works with a network of industry professionals with expertise in capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, strategy and business development to help technology companies achieve their fullest potential.
TOLIMA Partners is the primary source of financial support for Learn for Life Foundation. Mr. Thekkethala is the Founder and Managing Partner of TOLIMA which has invested, advised and mentored next-generation technology companies through their growth and successful acquisitions.
Sixth Sense Media (SSM) created the industry’s leading real-time Analytics and Mobile Marketing solution for consumer engagement that drove new revenues for mobile operators. Thomas developed the company’s strategy and led its global business development, operations and growth. He led the secondary buyout transaction of Sicap AG’s Loyalty Business Unit and managed the company’s acquisition by Evolving Systems (EVOL) in 2015. SSM solutions engaged over 500 million subscribers at 25 mobile carriers worldwide. Customers included British Telecom, Swisscom, Vodafone, VimpelCom, RostelCom & KPN in Europe, Etisalat, Zain, INWI and Ooredoo in the Middle East and Africa and iDEA Cellular, Digi and Maxis in South and Southeast Asia.
Sicap AG was founded in Switzerland over 20 years as a spin-off from Swisscom. Sicap’s portfolio include solutions for mobile SIM and device management and loyalty and mobile marketing. Thomas developed the partnership with Sicap that led to Sense Media Media’s (SSM) acquisition of Sicap’s loyalty and mobile marketing business unit.
Lumata was a next generation provider of real-time loyalty and customer lifecycle management software and services. Lumata’s innovative solutions created longstanding relationships with many leading telecom operators Orange and Telefonica as well regional operators in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. Thomas led the acquisition of the company from its primary investor Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses.
Business Logic Systems (BLS) was a leading provider of data-driven subscriber value management and analytics solutions for communications service providers. BLS’ ability to effectively leverage granular subscriber data created impactful marketing campaigns that delivered measurably greater data revenue, improved loyalty and net promoter scores. Thomas led the acquisition of the company from its primary investor – Sir Peter Michael Investments.
IBIRX developed the industry’s most advanced scalable NAS and file serving technology. Customers included AOL, Pixar, Disney, JP Morgan and other F500 enterprises worldwide. Thomas served as a board director from its start-up through the acquisition and was actively involved with strategy, corporate development and recruitment of the leadership team. IBRIX was acquired by HP in 2009
Fidelia developed IT infra-structure and applications management software for global enterprises. Thomas led the company’s investment and global strategy. The company grew from zero to over 100 enterprise customers world-wide. Thomas led the merger with Network General which was acquired by NetScout (NTCT) in 2007.
Allegro Systems was a developer of Virtual Private Network (VPN) acceleration technologies designed to enhance the performance and functionality of secure networking platforms. Cisco acquired Allegro Systems to enhance its existing VPN and security solutions with added performance.
CrosStor, based in Massachusetts developed firmware for manufacturers of Network Attached Storage (NAS) products that could be addressed directly on a network like a server. Crosstor developed the software that allowed NAS servers to be better integrated in storage networks.
CCSS (a division of Consolidated Communications) delivered a comprehensive software as a service (SaaS) to the competitive integrated telecom service providers in the US. Thomas created the product architecture, oversaw the development of the SaaS platform and led business development programs. Customers included MFS, ACC, Cablevision-Lightpath, RCN, NextLink and other competitive local telecom carriers. CCSS and its parent company Consolidated Communications were acquired by McLeodUSA (MCLD) in 1997.
SRG Inc. developed network operations and management software products to the telecom industry. Thomas created the architecture and design for the software product and led the company’s global business development. Customers included CNI, Worldcomm, LCI-Qwest, Brooks Fiber, US Signal, ThriftyCall and other competitive telecom carriers. SRG was acquired by Consolidated Communications (CNSL) in 1994
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