Deepak is a scientist turned generalist investor at DNX Ventures with portfolio companies across a number of product areas ranging from enterprise software to financial services to complex hardware in diverse industry verticals from manufacturing to Aerospace to Travel. He aims to bring market and operational insights from his breadth of investment experience to support founders at early stage.
He serves as a board of director to UpLift(Travel financing) and as a board observer to Sight Machine (Industrial IoT), Haven(Supply Chain Management) and Vector (Small Satellite Launch Services) and co-led the investments in Nauto (A.I. for Transportation) and Cyphy (Enterprise Drone Solutions). Deepak brings an unconventional background to DNX Ventures that involves a digital health startup, a hard science-focused venture capital firm and an academic nanotechnology lab.
Prior to DNX Ventures, Deepak led marketing at EyeNetra, an early stage digital health startup, to launch a direct to consumer optometry service. Prior to EyeNetra, he helped incubate a drug delivery startup and build investment theses in broad areas of biotechnology and advanced materials at Flagship Ventures, a Boston-based early stage venture capital firm. Deepak joined Flagship Ventures after dropping out of the PhD program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a published scientist with articles in such journals as Nature.