Anu is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of high-tech industry experience. She is the founder & CEO of RewardsPay Inc. Formerly, she was the founder and CEO of Offerpal Media ( aka Tapjoy, Inc.) She was the founder and CEO and director of MyBuys Inc. (formerly Rubiconsoft) a venture-backed company she started in 2002.
Prior to RubiconSoft, she was founder and CEO of Rubric, Inc, a Silicon Valley software company that pioneered the explosive new category of enterprise marketing automation systems to collaborate, plan, execute, manage and measure marketing campaigns. Rubric eMA is used by F500 and e-commerce companies to drive revenues and build “sticky” customer relationships. Rubric, was acquired for $366 million in February 2000.
Prior to founding Rubric, Anu was the vice president of marketing and product strategy at Versata (VATA). As the COO at mFactory, Inc., Ms. Shukla raised significant growth capital and helped it make a successful transition from a technology start-up to ongoing commercial concern. The company was acquired by Quark.
Anu was vice president of worldwide marketing and product management at Compuware/Uniface Corporation (CPWR), where sales grew from $10 million to more than $85 million. She played a major role in Compuware’s $433 million acquisition of Uniface.
She served on the board of directors of FWE&E (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives), International Museum of Women (IMOW.org) and the advisory board for the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. She was named to the Computer Industry Dream Team by Business 2.0 magazine in 2004, awarded the YSU Distinguished Alumni award in 2005, and the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Washington D.C.-based Dialogue on Diversity organization in 2005. Anu served as the commencement speaker and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from her Alma Mater YSU in 2008.