Dr. Aniruddha Nazre is a Non-executive Director at Pictor.
Aniruddha Nazre is currently a partner at Wellington Partners. For Wellington he currently serves as Chairman of Glo, that makes ultra-high efficiency nanowire LED. He also sits on the board of Cavendish Kinetics and 2 other private companies. His main areas of investment interest are artificial intelligence and machine learning. He was working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd from 2012 to 2015. At Reliance, he was 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 Aniruddha was a Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011. He made 19 investments 11 of which had successful exits. Some of his exits included companies like 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 first as Technical Assistant to Hasso Plattner, CEO and Chairman of SAP, AG and later as MD of SAPMarkets. Aniruddha was one of the cofounders of SAPMarkets, the e-commerce company that SAP acquired in 2002. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry. From 1991 till 1995, he worked at Zimmer, Inc. (then a subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb) and from 1995 to 1997 at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland, He holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Aniruddha 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.