Managing Director

Nitin is an entrepreneur. He came to Oregon as a Software Engineer at Mentor Graphics after having worked for three software startups in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Nitin utilized his background to raise $20 million in angel and venture capital for First Insight and in 2010 exited his investors via buy-back of their shares. He is currently President and CEO of First Insight Corporation, a Hillsboro, Oregon based software company which he founded in 1994. First Insight leads the eye-care industry in electronic medical records, practice management and e-commerce products for independent optometrists and ophthalmologists with its flagship product − MaximEyes.

Since 2007 Nitin has been an active angel investor, mentor and is a founding charter member and President of the Board of TiE Oregon. In this role he has grown TiE to a full-fledged angel investment group with a successful mentoring program and launched several education and incubator programs. Nitin is currently serving as TiE Angels Oregon’s Chair and in this role has led the group to over $5  million in investments in 28 startups. 

Nitin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada).


  • Vice Chair TiE Global and Chair TiE Global Angels
  • President and Chair of TiE Oregon , TiE Angels Oregon, TYE (TiE Youth Entrepreneurs)
  • Personally invested in 17 startups with 7 successful exits
  • Member of Board of Directors at: Chirpify, EdCalibur, GlobeSherpa (Sold to RideScout), CloudEngage and Mobile RQ, Scout Milatary Discount, Hubb, RFPIO, AgriCool

Nitin’s #1 piece of advice to budding entrepreneurs:

“Quit your job and put some skin in the game before you raise capital!"