Jyoti Bansal (born 1977/1978) is a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur. He founded AppDynamics in April 2008, and went on to serve as its CEO until 2015 when he became the company’s Chief Strategist and Chairman. AppDynamics was purchased by Cisco Systems for $3.7 billion, a day before AppDynamics was due for an initial public offering. Bansal was born, raised, and educated in India. In 2000, he entered the United States with a H-1B visa, working for a number of Silicon Valley start-ups before receiving a green card allowing him to strike out on his own to establish AppDynamics.