Q has been learning hard lessons investing in the HardTech/ Deep Science sectors for the better part of the last decade. He strives to be a better listener and bouncing board at his portfolio companies and serves on the Boards of Nauto (AI Dashcam/Transportation), Iceye (Micro-satellite SAR), Movandi (5G semiconductor), CyPhy (Drones), Grabit (Industrial Automation) and Vitriflex (Adv. Materials). His graduated investments include Enlighted (Acquired by Siemens), and has led the firm's investments in Zūm(Ride Sharing/Transportation).In the mid 90's, he spent 11 years at Qualcomm trying to figure out his calling. He designed 3G semiconductors and as Product Line Manager for 3G, helped deploy them in S.Korea, Japan, and U.S. He also achieved mixed results in trying to embed 3G in notebooks and automobiles in the pre IoT era. He was also part of two unsuccessful mobile startups. Q holds 5 patents in wireless & semiconductor sectors.He spent way too much time in schools, getting a MBA from UCLA, MSEE from Virginia Tech and B.Engg from University of Mumbai.

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