Author Archives: Hemanth Puttaswamy

Hemanth Puttaswamy is a technology entrepreneur. As CEO and co-founder at Malbek, his vision is to redefine the quote-to-cash solution aimed for the age of AI. Hemanth is a hands-on leader with a passion for building a great team with an amazing culture that zealously works to make every customer successful. He is responsible for overall corporate strategy and product vision with a keen eye towards building the best man-to-machine solution interface that will delight every user. Prior to Malbek, Hemanth was the CTO and SVP of Products and Development at Revitas (acquired by ModelN), Saba (acquired by Vector Capital), and VP Of Technology at Coremetrics (acquired by IBM). He holds multiple patents in the area of AI and Big Data Analytics. Hemanth has an MBA from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Mysore University, India. Hemanth feels that he gets his best ideas while playing music, and if not at Malbek, he would be a starving musician!

It's Time to Act

The past few weeks have been difficult ones for our country. We are at a watershed moment, and we know that in order to change things, it's going to get uncomfortable for many. On June 2nd I wrote a blog post calling for an end to systemic racism...


This Must End.

Words feel so inadequate to express the emotion of the past 8 days. What began with yet another black man’s life being slowly snuffed out at the hands of a police officer has shaken our nation to its core with widespread protests calling for...


Why Getting Funded as a Start-up Is a Lot Like Getting Married

Do I have your attention now? OK, so we didn't exactly get hitched, but we did a start-up version of that by closing $3 million in funding with Osage Venture Partners (OVP). This is a great milestone as we execute our vision and continue to grow,...


Alone Together

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy for all of us. Quarantine and social distancing guidelines have definitely made life harder, and we are all adjusting to our new normal. While the US Malbek team has always worked remotely and many of...


An Ode to a Banner Malbek Year

As the year draws to a close, this season lends itself to reflecting on our goals and whether we’ve accomplished what we sought out to achieve. Time is a funny thing though. In the start-up world, years tend to pass more quickly, like dog years...


6 New Year’s Resolutions for Malbek

After such a productive year in 2018, you might think we would want to catch our breath for a minute. But, we have big plans for the year ahead. Here is our very own list of New Year’s resolutions:


What’s in a Name? Malbek!

We are often asked, "How did you come up with the company’s name?" Naming a company is not something you do every day. In many ways, it could be like naming a child, or even a pet. It can be fun and exciting, yet very daunting. Most of all, it’s...


Why Being a New CLM Solution Provider Is Actually a Good Thing

Remember when disks were floppy? Remember when phones had cords? Remember when you had to “dial up” to get online? Clearly, new is much better. We may love to apply the term “antique” to certain charming period pieces -- cars, furniture, home...