Ajit Nazre on Wellington Partners

Ajit Nazre on Wellington Partners

Ajit Nazre
Venture Advisor, US 

About Ajit
Ajit Nazre joined Wellington Partners as a venture advisor in 2012. Aniruddha Nazre has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd.
At Reliance, Ajit Nazre has been responsible for launching “Jio”, a Telecom and Digital Media Services venture that can potentially connect 500M Indians to the internet by the end of 2016. Before joining Reliance he was a Senior Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011.

Ajit Nazre focused on investments in enterprise software, new materials, and cleantech. Ajit Nazre  made 19 investments with 11 exits. He led KPCB’s India investment initiative and also made 4 investments in Europe. Some of his successful exits at KPCB included LuxVue (acquired by Apple), 3DV (acquired by MSFT), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Vertica (acquired by HP) and InfoEdge (IPO in 2006). Prior to KPCB, he worked at SAP from 1998 to 2003.

Ajit Nazre joined as a Technical Assistant to Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of SAP. He played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s mySAP.com initiative. Ajit Nazre co-founded SAPMarkets, SAP’s e-commerce software company and as Managing Director at SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. After SAPMarkets was acquired by SAP in 2002, Ajit Nazre laid the foundation for SAP Inspire and served as the Senior Vice President. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry.

From 1991 till 1995, Ajit Nazre worked at Zimmer, Inc. as a Development Engineer and oversaw the introduction of three new product lines in two years. At Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland, Ajit was a Group Manager for Business Development and Product Management from 1995 to 1997.

Aniruddha Nazre holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Ajit Nazre holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.











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Ajit Nazre joined Reliance in 2012. Prior to that Ajit Nazre was at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers from 2003 – 2012. Ajit Nazre’s areas of investment included enterprise software and services and material science. Before joining KPCB, Ajit Nazre was with SAP for 5 years. At SAP,  worked for Dr.Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and cofounder, SAP. Ajit Nazre played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s internet strategy (mySAP.com). Ajit Nazre co-founded SAPMarkets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Market place applications and technology. As the Managing Director of SAPMarkets Americas, Ajit Nazre grew the business significantly before it was acquired by SAP. In 2002, Ajit nazre started SAP Inspire—SAP’s New Venture Unit. Prior to SAP, Ajit Nazre worked for six years in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc.,a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time ajit nazre managed the development in several new product lines and received 7 U.S. and four European patents. Originally from Pune, Ajit Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincent’s High School and then graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where Ajit Nazre was the University Gold Medalist. After completing his MS degree in Biomechanics from Michigan Technological University, Ajit Nazre completed his Doctorate in Biomechanics from the Hannover Medical Center in Germany. After a few years of working in engineering, product management and business development nazre completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Some notable investments Ajit Nazre made during his tenure at KPCB include Cleartrip, Naukri, MapMyIndia, InMobi, Virsa, and LuxVue, During his 9 years at KPCB Ajit Nazre led 19 investments of which 11 are liquid. To get information about 5 tech trends just click Ajit Nazre.

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Attractive Segments in Cleantech for Investment in India – Ajit Nazre

Attractive Segments in Cleantech for Investment in India – Ajit Nazre

Ajit Nazre believe definitely that waste water treatment, water remediation and desalination are going to be very interesting for India because scarcity of water is a big challenge.

Waste is also a big opportunity. The big challenge here is that urbanisation is happening at very large scale. Look at the number of cities in India and when people start living in city what are problems that you have to solve – water, waste and electricity.

Third, according to Ajit Nazre is energy efficiency. Here of course there is no policy and very few companies. But as per Ajit Nazre there is a lot of room for policy innovation which can effect changes in this sector.

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Evolvement Of Cleantech As An Investment – Ajit Nazre

Evolvement Of Cleantech As An Investment – Ajit Nazre

We really believe that cleantech is the single biggest investment opportunity of the 21st century. As far as market size is concerned, if you add up energy and transport sector, that’s $6 trillion worldwide. That is massive; it dwarfs sectors like IT. But that does not mean you will have hundreds of companies with billion dollar market caps immediately. The risks and hurdles are also big. The biggest hurdle is obviously that you need more capital.

There are several factors why I think cleantech is such an interesting investment opportunity. Firstly, there is a consensus in the world that climate change needs to be addressed. The debate may be around what is causing climate change, but everybody agrees that there will be a change, signs are there. Addressing that is a motivating factor which is driving investments into the sector.

The second is global policy. The tailwinds are very strong towards a carbon pricing system globally. If you look at what happened in Kyoto versus what is likely to happen in Copenhagen, there is far more possibility that something globally is going to get passed that will price carbon. This will be a very positive policy change towards cleantech.

The third is volatile fossil fuel prices. The world had seen oil prices jump to $148-150 per barrel last year, and it was $35 three months ago, and now it has doubled to $70 per barrel. That volatility is something that people have realised we cannot deal with, and we need to have some stability.

There are two factors, which are technology driven, which I think are causing a lot of innovation and investment opportunities in the space. There are advances in material sciences which are enabling innovations of magnitude that would not have been possible 10 years ago, definitely not 20-30 years ago.

The reason I bring this up is because in 1970s too there was a cleantech revolution. Oil prices had peaked at that time, and there was a lot of funding for innovation. But as soon as oil prices came back down, every thing went away. I think that is not the case today, because other factors are there, and innovation capability is far superior.

Simply speaking if you want to have a photovoltaic cell with high efficiency or a better battery, new materials are enabling it. We are not just constrained with a periodic table, we can engineer new materials.

Second, thanks to Moore’s law, the computing capability we have can simulate systems. Giving an example, if you want to build a car or an airplane today, it takes much less time and dollars. You can simulate most of the systems and test them. Earlier you had to build and then test them, which takes a lot more time and money. You can effect changes with much less capital, which also holds true for cleantech innovation.

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Ajit Nazre’s Experience

Ajit Nazre’s Experience

Following are the expertise post’s handled by Ajit Nazre.

  • Present: CSO & EVP Digital Media Services, Reliance Industries Ltd., Palo Alto & Mumbai
  • 2003 – 2011 Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) Menlo Park, CA
  • 2002 – 2003 SAP AG – Senior Vice President
  • 1999 – 2002 SAPMARKETS,Inc -Managing Director,Americas Palo Alto,CA (SAPMarkets,Inc.was the e-Commerce software company and was acquired by SAP AG in 2001)
  • 1998 – 1999 SAP, AG – Technical Assistant to the Cofounder, CEO and Chairman, Hasso Plattner
  • 1995 –1996 SYNTHES, AG (Mathys) Berne, Switzerland, Group Manager, Business Development
  • 1991 – 1995 ZIMMER, Inc. (A BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO.) Warsaw, IN
  • 1994 – 1995 Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Technology
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Tech Trends
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Are these 5 tech trends in programming going to help or hurt the Indian IT Services industry ?

  1. Key aspects of software development, e.g. manage, develop, build, test and deploy are undergoing massive transformation and making development cheaper, faster, and more secure.
    • Cloud based integrated development environment companies are providing developers with an advantage of writing code in an easier, faster and simpler fashion.
    • Amount of new code written is reduced by more design driven development, auto code completion, code repositories, code plug ins, widgets,  and continuous agile development.
    • Automated test tools and services in the cloud are making it ever easier to test code before deployment.
    • Cloud security and identity services have made it easier for enterprise applications to work on public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
  2. A new class of Reactive Applications is becoming more and more prevalent in both Consumer and Enterprise-facing environments. Reactive Applications are distinguished by having one or more of the following defining traits:
    • Resilient: The ability to recover and repair itself automatically in order to provide seamless business continuity.
    • Interactive: Rich, engaging, single page user interfaces that provide instant feedback based on user interactions and other stimuli.
    • Scalable: Can scale within and across nodes elastically to provide compute power on-demand when it’s needed.
    • Event-Driven: Enables parallel, asynchronous processing of messages or events with ease.
  3. Integration of applications to external data sources and other applications is becoming ever easier because of open APIs.
  4. Rapid increase in mobile development has impacted the prevalent programming languages. User base of objective C and Python have grown whereas that for Java and C++ has eroded.
  5. Consumerization of programming with services such as IFTT is reducing the need for specialized skill set. Pre-developed toolkits will enable anyone to be a developer.

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