Board & Advisors

Board & Advisors

VIJIT SABNIS VIJIT SABNIS Venture Partner, Khosla Ventures
VIJIT SABNIS VIJIT SABNIS Venture Partner, Khosla Ventures

Vijit is a venture partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on emerging physical and life science technologies spanning a broad range of sectors including consumer, health, energy, sustainability, computation and communications. Prior to Khosla Ventures, Vijit was a co-founder and the CEO of Solar Junction, a manufacturer of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, an early employee at Translucent, a startup developing advanced semiconductor technologies for the electronics and photonics markets. Vijit holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a master's of science degree and doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he received a National Science Foundation fellowship and a Stanford electrical engineering department fellowship.

RAHUL BHALODIA RAHUL BHALODIA Principal, Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation
RAHUL BHALODIA RAHUL BHALODIA Principal, Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation

Rahul leads Constellation Technology Ventures’ investing activities, deploying capital in the power and energy technology sectors. Rahul’s responsibilities include originating, executing, and managing a portfolio of disruptive investments to drive innovation and growth at Exelon. Rahul brings over 10 years of energy investment experience to his current role. Prior to joining Constellation, Rahul focused on private equity and asset investing in the power generation sector as part of the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs. He began his career as an analyst in Exelon Corporation’s power marketing group. Rahul graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Economics from Swarthmore College.

WITOLD BIK WITOLD BIK Vice President of Product Innovation, S&C Electric Company
WITOLD BIK WITOLD BIK Vice President of Product Innovation, S&C Electric Company

Witold has over 25 year of experience working with the electric utility industry with focus on distribution automation, smart grid technologies, and communications. He currently serves as Vice President of Product Innovation at S&C Electric Company. Before that, Witold was in charge of S&C’s Automation Systems Division. Prior to joining S&C, he was President of EnergyLine Systems, a supplier or real-time embedded controls systems. Earlier at EnergyLine, he was VP of Engineering responsible for development of electronic and software products based on distributed intelligence. Prior to EnergyLine Witold experienced fast-paced Silicon Valley environment while working at Magnetic Pulse, Inc. where he was involved in development of high-tech logging equipment for the oil industry. Witold is a board member at Varentec, a startup funded by Koshla Ventures and Bill Gates. Witold holds MS in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Lodz.

ABHAY GUPTA ABHAY GUPTA Co-Founder & CEO, Bidgely
ABHAY GUPTA ABHAY GUPTA Co-Founder & CEO, Bidgely

Abhay Gupta founded Bidgely with the mission to accomplish energy efficiency at a massive scale. He's worked at a combination of energy and technology companies including Grid Net, Echelon and Sun Microsystems. He holds a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M.S. from University of Southern California and MBA from Santa Clara University.

VIVEK GARUD VIVEK GARUD Co-Founder & CTO, Bidgely
VIVEK GARUD VIVEK GARUD Co-Founder & CTO, Bidgely

Vivek leads the technology team at Bidgely, where he leads the team creating energy innovations through big data analytics. Prior to Bidgely, Vivek contributed to building voice recognition technology at Microsoft. He has a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.

ROLAND ACRA ROLAND ACRA Executive Consultant, Predictive Analytics and Data Strategy
ROLAND ACRA ROLAND ACRA Executive Consultant, Predictive Analytics and Data Strategy

Roland served as the President and CEO of Arch Rock Corporation from 2005 to 2010 and Executive Advisor to Cisco's Smart Grid Business Unit until 2012. Roland was the President and CEO of Procket Networks, Inc. since 2004, which he successfully led to an acquisition by Cisco Systems. From 1991 to 2003 he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cisco's Service Provider business. Roland holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Texas A&M University, a Masters degree in Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Superierue des Telecommunications in Paris and a degree in mathematics and physics from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

RICH BOYLE RICH BOYLE Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures
RICH BOYLE RICH BOYLE Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures

Rich was the CEO and Chairman of LoopNet (www.LoopNet.com), the leading online marketplace for Commercial Real Estate (Nasdaq: LOOP) prior to its aquisition by CoStar Group (Nasdaq: CSGP) for approximately $900 Million in 2012. Prior to becoming CEO of LoopNet, Boyle was VP Products and Engineering at LoopNet from 1999 to 2001. Prior to joining LoopNet, Boyle was SVP, Product and Technology at Risk Management Solutions, the worldwide leader in catastrophic risk modeling. He joined RMS in its infancy in 1990, and stayed through the sale to DMGInfo before leaving in 1999.

SUBODH BAPAT SUBODH BAPAT Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
SUBODH BAPAT SUBODH BAPAT Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems

Subodh serves as a strategic advisor, board member, and angel investor in several early-stage start-ups in the networking, data center, and energy efficiency verticals, and has been a Board Advisor to Bidgely from its earliest pre-founding stages. Subodh served as a Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at Oracle and Sun Microsystems. In his role as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Sun's volume systems division, Subodh drove technologies, architectures, standards and strategies for Sun's $5 Billion volume systems portfolio. He was also responsible for driving inorganic growth and successfully completed several acquisitions to round out Sun's technology gaps. In his subsequent role as "energy czar", Subodh drove energy efficiency targets and energy management architectures, tools and standards for all of Oracle's hardware, including microprocessors, servers, storage, virtualization, OS products and data centers. Subodh came to Sun following a 10-year career in the telecom industry, including AT&T Bell Labs, where he developed software systems for carrier wireless and broadband networks. Subodh worked on his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Syracuse University. Subodh is a published author of two books, holds 16 patents, and is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences.

HERVE TOUATI HERVE TOUATI Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
HERVE TOUATI HERVE TOUATI Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Hervé Touati is Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He focuses his work on disruptive business models and technologies in the electricity sector and mechanisms to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by large corporations, such as the Business Renewables Center (BRC) and the Sunshine for Mines initiatives. Hervé is also Chairman of Black Bear Energy (BBE), a for-profit spin-off of RMI acting as an owner's representative for Institutional Real Estate Investors in distributed energy. Outside RMI, he is an advisor to Greentech Capital Advisors and cleantech startups in Europe and North America. Hervé held several senior positions at E.ON, Germany's leading utility. He was global MD of the solar and biomass businesses at E.ON Climate & Renewables. He founded and was the first CEO of E.ON Connecting Energies, E.ON's distributed energy business. E.ON received the prize of "Best European Greentech Company" in 2013 for his work. Earlier, Hervé served as a leading expert for the energy sector with McKinsey & Co. Hervé received a M.S. in Mathematics from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. In his early engineering career, he authored more than 20 technical papers, was recipient of one IEEE Best Paper Award and one US patent.