Anand Kamannavar: Investment Director, Applied Ventures
Anand Kamannavar is Investment Director at Applied Ventures and leads the firm’s investments in Cleantech, Materials and India.
Anand joined Applied Ventures in 2006 and has over 14 years of experience in the technology and venture capital industry. Mr. Kamannavar serves as Applied's board observer in EnPhase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH), Kotak Urja, Infinite Power Solutions, Iosil Energy, Adesto Technologies, Voltaix and Tessolve India. At Applied Ventures, Mr. Kamannavar focuses on identifying and managing venture investments and business development engagements between startups and Applied Materials.
Prior to joining Applied Ventures, Mr. Kamannavar worked at Atlas Ventures and Arch Development Partners looking at startups in the broader Alternative energy, Internet, Web 2.0, Media, Software and Medical sectors. Prior to his career in venture capital, Anand held various engineering and business development roles with Hewlett-Packard's server group in Richardson, TX where he was awarded key US patents. He also co-founded Precision Information Systems which provides financial data and tools to leading financial institutions like Ameritrade, New York Life and Intuit.
Mr. Kamannavar received a MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering.