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AnchorFree is a venture-funded private company located in Silicon Valley, California. We develop innovative technologies to enable users to stay secure and private online. Our team, our advisors, and our investors bring together thought-leadership that impacts millions of people around the world.

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AnchorFree leadership

David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

CEO & Co-Founder

CEO and Co-Founder of AnchorFree Inc., David has been profiled among America's Most Promising CEO's by Forbes, selected by Inc magazine among the top 30 CEO's Under 30 years old, profiled by Fortune, nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

David built AnchorFree into a global leader in consumer privacy, security, and Internet Freedom with more than 650 million users downloading AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield app globally. During some of the world’s largest privacy violations, security breaches, and global events where information was censored, AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application enabled citizens of the world to stay secure, private, and free. David and the AnchorFree Team are committed to delivering global impact and basic human rights for the next billion Internet users. AnchorFree has been selected by Forbes among America's Most Promising Companies and among the Most Important Security Start-ups by Business Insider. David raised $358 million in four venture financing rounds for AnchorFree.

Eugene Malobrodsky

Eugene Malobrodsky

EVP & Co-Founder

Eugene runs AnchorFree’s global data center operations and works on new product innovations. Scaling AnchorFree’s infrastructure across continents, Eugene is passionate about enabling AnchorFree’s services to be available to every user on the planet. Eugene co-founded AnchorFree with a passion for Internet privacy and freedom. Eugene and David have been friends since they were 13 years old and at 21 co-founded their first company, Intelligent Buying Inc, together. Eugene has been an engineer since he was 15 years old. Eugene’s prior experience includes technical roles at SimilTrans, WebEver, and Data Management Systems. Eugene brings to AnchorFree years of experience in data networking, infrastructure scalability and a great passion for start-ups. Prior to starting AnchorFree, Eugene was a student at the University of San Francisco.

Alok Pandey

Alok Pandey

VP of Finance and Corporate Development

Alok was previously a Vice President at Vector Capital, a $4 billion technology focused Private Equity firm based in San Francisco. Prior to his time at Vector Capital, Alok spent several years at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) where he focused on growth equity and private equity investments in the software and technology enabled services space. Previously, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s TMT Investment Banking Division, focused on a variety of transactions in the technology space including public equity offerings, debt financings, leveraged buyouts and strategic M&A assignments. Alok graduated from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School. Alok is an avid Bay Area sports fan, passionate international traveler and enjoys playing tennis, basketball and exploring ethnic cuisine in the Bay Area.

Tanuj Chatterjee

Tanuj Chatterjee

SVP of Engineering

Tanuj came to AnchorFree from Ebates (a Rakuten Company) where he served as the CTO. Tanuj helped grow the engineering organization at Ebates from 15 to over 300 people. During Tanuj’s tenure, Ebates revenue grew over 20x and Ebates got acquired by Rakuten for $1B in 2014. Prior to Ebates, Tanuj was the CTO of Selectica (now Determine Software). Tanuj has an MS in Computer Science from University of Denver and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Tanuj lives in Burlingame with his wife Hope and their two kids, Ella (14) and Miles (10). When he is not at work or spending time with family, you can find him playing Racquetball!

Ivaylo Lenkov

Ivaylo Lenkov

VP of Engineering

Lenkov came from the role of VP of Engineering at Hostopia, a white labeled GoDaddy competitor that has significant market share in the hosted web service space. Lenkov’s company SiteKreator was acquired by Hostopia in 2014. Prior to Hostopia Lenkov was founder and CTO of SiteKreator where he built everything from the ground up, from engineering, operations, product and drove an aggressive growth hacking model to scale the company. SiteKreator is a website builder targeted at the prosumer and SMB space with a strong channel presence in the design agency space. Prior to SiteKreator, Lenkov was in the cloud computing, VoIP and medical SaaS space. Very early in his career. he was doing firmware development for real time operating systems in the robotics and aerospace industry.

Ivaylo Lenkov

Eugene Lapidous

Chief Architect and VP Engineering

Eugene brings to AnchorFree a proven record of developing patented and patent-pending solutions for innovative user-interface algorithms and data mining technologies. Prior to joining AnchorFree, Eugene developed patented technologies for his own company, ViewSpace Technologies. Prior to ViewSpace, Eugene was Chief Architect at Trident Microsystems and Chief Software Architect at SEI. He was also one of the first employees at Nvidia Corporation, where he filed its first patents and created the company’s first public demos. Eugene’s patented 3D graphics accelerator algorithms have been incorporated in millions of products sold worldwide. Eugene came to the United States from Russia, where he had developed the country’s first silicon-on-sapphire integrated circuits. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and the Physics of Semiconductors.

Board of directors

David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

CEO and Co-Founder of AnchorFree Inc., David has been profiled among America's Most Promising CEO's by Forbes, selected by Inc magazine among the top 30 CEO's Under 30 years old, profiled by Fortune, nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

David built AnchorFree into a global leader in consumer privacy, security, and Internet Freedom with more than 650 million users downloading AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield app globally. During some of the world’s largest privacy violations, security breaches, and global events where information was censored, AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application enabled citizens of the world to stay secure, private, and free. David and the AnchorFree Team are committed to delivering global impact and basic human rights for the next billion Internet users. AnchorFree has been selected by Forbes among America's Most Promising Companies and among the Most Important Security Start-ups by Business Insider. David raised $358 million in four venture financing rounds for AnchorFree.

Sujay Jaswa

Sujay Jaswa

Sujay Jaswa is a co-founder and Managing Partner of WndrCo, a technology and new media holding company. Previously, he was the Business Founder, Vice President of Business, and Chief Financial Officer of Dropbox, where he created and led the combined global business and global finance organizations. Sujay is also a Lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, a Trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and on the Board of Global Health Corps. Sujay has a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg currently serves as Partner of WndrCo, a well-capitalized start-up that will serve as an incubator for major New Media and technology initiatives.

Katzenberg has been a leader of American media for more than 40 years.

In 1994, along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, he co-founded DreamWorks SKG, which has produced a number of celebrated films, including three Best Picture Academy Award® winners – American Beauty, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. In 2004, DreamWorks Animation became a publicly-traded company, with Katzenberg serving as Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Under Katzenberg’s leadership, DreamWorks Animation became the largest animation studio in the world, releasing 32 animated feature films, which have enjoyed both critical and commercial successes, earning sixteen Academy Award® nominations and two wins for Best Animated Feature. In addition to critical success, DreamWorks Animation has been recognized on five occasions as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine. In 2013, it became one of the first Hollywood studios to make a major investment in emerging digital media with the acquisition of AwesomenessTV, which is now one of the top networks on YouTube. In August, 2016, DreamWorks Animation SKG was sold to Comcast for a sale price of $3.8 billion.

Prior to co-founding DreamWorks, Katzenberg served as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. During his tenure, the studio produced such landmark animated films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast – the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar® – as well as live action hits including Good Morning, Vietnam; Three Men and a Baby; Dead Poets Society; Pretty Woman; Father of the Bride and Sister Act. Katzenberg previously served as President of Paramount Studios, where he was involved in now-classic films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Best Picture Academy Award® winners Ordinary People and Terms of Endearment.

In 2013, Katzenberg was awarded the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes.

Together with his wife Marilyn, Katzenberg provides support and leads fundraising efforts on behalf of dozens of local, national and international organizations focused on healthcare, education, the arts, Jewish causes, children, civic improvement and the environment. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation, Katzenberg sits on the Boards or serves as a Trustee of the following organizations: AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Museum of the Moving Image, California Institute of the Arts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Geffen Playhouse, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. He also supports the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Boston University. Together with DreamWorks Animation, Katzenberg founded the DreamWorks Animation Academy of Inner-City Arts in 2008.

Sameer Gandhi

Sameer Gandhi

Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, software and services companies.

He led Accel's early investments in Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), CrowdStrike, Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), DJI, Dropbox (DBX), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Grovo, Jet (acquired by Walmart), Plex, Raise, Rylo, Spotify (SPOT), Venmo (acquired by Braintree/PayPal), World View, and Yapstone.

Sameer works closely with Accel’s India team, and is involved in investments such as Flipkart (acquired by Walmart), BookMyShow, and Freshworks – some of India’s most prominent technology companies today.

Prior to Accel, Sameer was a partner at Sequoia and led investments in companies like Barracuda Networks, Dropbox (initial seed), Gracenote, Trulia, and Sourcefire.

Sameer graduated from MIT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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