Indus Khaitan co-founded Bitzer Mobile sold to Oracle in just two years


BitzerMobile_logoIt was a quick exit for a company that was started only in 2011. Bitzer Mobile Inc, a mobile solutions company co-founded by Ali Ahmed, Naeem Zafar and Indus Khaitan, has just been lapped up by global technology major Oracle Corporation. The transaction has been closed, although the terms remain undisclosed.

Hat tip to Vijay Shekhar Sharma who tweeted the news this morning.

"Bitzer Mobile augments Oracle's portfolio of Fusion Middleware products, and is expected to be a core component to its mobile security strategy. Together, Oracle and Bitzer Mobile are expected to provide organizations with a comprehensive solution to further manage security of enterprise information held on personal and company-owned mobile devices," reads a statement on Oracle's website.


Bitzer was co-founded by Ali Ahmed in 2011, who took on the role of CTO, and was joined by Naeem Zafar as President and CEO and Indus Khaitan as VP - product marketing and alliances. The company has offices in Sunnyvale, California and in Bangalore. It's backed by Accero Capital and Chevron Technology Ventures.

It provides a platform that enables IT personnel to mobilise existing enterprise applications rapidly. They can do that securely by consolidating all enterprise data inside a secure container that is completely under their control. Once they mobilise an application, the user can interact with it from an iOS, Android or BlackBerry device. In other words, IT people need not worry about supporting multiple evolving platforms or creating custom mobile applications.

A Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra) alumnus, Khaitan is one of the founding partners at The Morpheus, a seed fund-cum-startup accelerator launched in 2009. He quit The Morpheus in March 2011 to co-found Bitzer.


Currently, Khaitan is a board member of Bangalore-based healthcare startup Practo Technologies. He has also founded Tejit Inc., a semantic web discovery engine which was acquired by SezWho in 2008. Khaitan has also held senior management and technology positions at Symantec, Outride (acquired by Google), Guru Worldwide, Mindware/NEC, and VeriFone.

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