Our Team

Leveraging decades of experience to collaborate with founders.

Sheila Gulati


Georgetown University


Managing Director

Sheila Gulati is a seasoned software expert with a wide range of industry experiences. She blends her financial and strategic acumen with her deep knowledge and passion for software businesses. Prior to founding Tola Capital, Sheila was the business and marketing leader for the Enterprise Application Platform for Microsoft. This responsibility included the company’s Database and Developer Platform and Tools businesses, contributing $5 billion in annual global revenue.

She co-owned the Enterprise IT strategy for Microsoft, leading a successful major business shift to capture more revenue share and seize new computing trends, including the advent of cloud computing. Sheila spent over a decade at Microsoft in other roles, including Developer and Platform Evangelism, Business Management, Corporate M&A, and Strategy.

Prior to Microsoft, Sheila was an investment banker for Robertson Stephens, where she closely partnered with her clients to drive financing, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures. Early in her career, she spent time as a web developer for public and private sector organizations. Sheila is a second-generation software entrepreneur, and she grew up alongside her family’s software company in New York.