Venkat is the Founder and CEO of Cygni and an Advisory Committee member of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India. He has over 20 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Solarsis and Su-Kam Power Systems, a leading power back-up and RE solution provider from India. Earlier to moving to renewable energy space, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Portal Player, a company that was acquired by NVIDIA Corp in Jan 2007. He worked at Sun Microsystems, USA. He has BE degree from Madurai-Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.