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Kain Capital appoints Chief Technology Officer

Kain Capital, a private equity firm focused on the technology enablement of healthcare services companies, has appointed Ashish Gupta as the firm’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In this newly created role, Gupta will lead innovation in AI and machine learning, cloud computing and data analytics to streamline practices for tech-focused healthcare portfolio companies.

A computer scientist and tech innovator, Gupta led the machine learning team for Google’s Smart Ads Bidding and Optimisation for six years, launching multiple products and models for boosting ad effectiveness and revenue. He also led initiatives at quantitative hedge fund DE Shaw ($60B+ hedge fund), where he designed and developed advanced systems for hedging, market making and electronic trading.

More recently, Gupta co-founded and was the CEO of VC startup Polymer Search, which brings AI-based data intelligence to data-driven sales and marketing teams. He Gupta holds a PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University and completed his undergraduate work in computer science at IIT Delhi. He is a published author and researcher in the field of distributed computer networks and large-scale performance.

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