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Aniruddha Nazre on Wellington Partners

Aniruddha Nazre
Venture Advisor, US 

About Aniruddha Nazre
Aniruddha 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, Aniruddha 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.

Aniruddha Nazre focused on investments in enterprise software, new materials, and cleantech. Aniruddha 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.

Aniruddha 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. Aniruddha 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, Aniruddha 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, Aniruddha 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. Aniruddha 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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Evolvement Of Cleantech As An Investment – Aniruddha 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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Aniruddha Nazre’s Experience

Following are the expertise post’s handled by Aniruddha 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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5 Tech Trends By Aniruddha nazre

Tech Trends
Tech Trends

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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Tech Trends By Ajit Nazre

Tech Trends

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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Aniruddha Nazre’s Statement on 3DV Systems

3DV Systems
3DV Systems

3DV Systems’ breakthrough video imaging technology enables cameras to capture objects in 3D, making virtual reality more real than ever. The company’s innovative man-machine interface enables users to control personal space through intuitive body gestures.

Ajit Nazre told,”We are in constant search of visionaries who create disruptive technologies to address large unserved market opportunities. 3DV is such an opportunity that we have been excited to invest in – their breakthrough technology can be applied to a broad range of fields, from human computer interfaces to security to automob”.

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Suture Anchor – Patent By Aniruddha Nazre

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A suture anchor comprises a shaft having a proximal and a distal end. The suture anchor is patented by Ajit Nazre.A screw thread extends from the shaft and spirals from the proximal to the distal end. A cross-hole is formed through the shaft and the screw thread near the proximal end. The cross-hole receives a suture which provides a double end of suture to facilitate attachment of soft tissue. In a preferred embodiment, the shaft is tapered from a larger diameter proximally to a smaller diameter distally while the major diameter of the screw thread remains constant over most of its length.

The suture anchor contains a driven portion which preferably contains a groove to conduct the suture from the cross-hole to the free end of the driven portion. A driver for the suture anchor having an engagement portion for engaging the driven portion likewise contains a groove so that when the engagement portion engages the driven portion the two grooves align to form an enclosed passageway for conducting the suture as the suture traverses the driven portion.