Anand Kamannavar takes the helm as Global Head of Applied Ventures
Anand Kamannavar was appointed as the global head of Applied Ventures. In this role, he oversees Applied’s >$300M global venture investment portfolio of 80+ companies across 15 countries.
He has over two decades of experience in technology, new business development, and venture capital, with successful venture exits in Enphase (NASDAQ: ENPH), Adesto (NASDAQ: IOTS) and Voltaix, and a focus on identifying and leading investments in companies from “materials to systems” including semiconductors, AI/ML, materials, sensors, Industry 4.0, next-generation displays, optics, life sciences, and other high-growth markets. He currently serves as a board member or observer in eXo Imaging, Ultivue, Solid Energy, and Ontera.
Prior to his career in venture capital and new business development, Anand held various engineering and business development roles with Hewlett-Packard’s server group where he was awarded key U.S. patents. He received an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and holds a graduate degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from UW-Madison and was part of UW-famed Computer Architecture Group