VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Punit Chiniwalla, Director, Investments, Sing Tel Innov8
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Punit Chiniwalla, Director, Investments for Sing Tel Innov8
Punit is currently a Director for SingTel Innov8 and is focused on the fund's North American investment activity. Punit joins SingTel as a broad technology investor with a number of years of venture experience. He comes most recently from Panorama Capital where he was instrumental in the firm's investments in JiWire, Fixmo and Tynt, Validity and Neoconix. Prior to joining Panorama, Punit led the technology team of the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a seed stage investment vehicle focused on university spinouts where he sourced the fund's first investment, Arbor Phototonics. Punit has also worked with RPM Ventures.
Punit's operating experience includes more than nine years of business development, product and technology research in the areas of server technologies, devices, interconnect subsystems, and optoelectronic packaging most notably at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. He has authored a number of papers in each of these fields and has multiple US patents issued and under review.
Punit holds a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan where he was a Frankel Fellow and Mondry Scholar. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program where he remains active.