Board of Directors

RK Patil

RK has over 25 years of industry experience in the domain of Telecom, Embedded software and Semiconductors. Before co-founding Vayavya, he was a co-founder at Smart Yantra Technologies, where he has held various positions in engineering, marketing and management. At Vayavya RK is responsible for overall management and strategic decisions related to engineering and business activities.

Parag Naik

Parag is a serial entrepreneur with over 22 years of industry experience, out of which 14 years have been in high technology startups. At Saankhya he has been the CEO since April 2014

Muthukrishanan Chinnasamy

He has over 21 years of Semiconductor, VLSI experience starting with Texas Instruments, Sage Design Systems, Genesis Microchip & KarMic. He serves on the board to define strategies & creating business networks.

James Hogan

Jim is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC. Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years gaining experience as a senior executive and board director.

Vivek Raghavan

Vivek is an active angel investor and a serial entrepreneur starting Performance Signal Integrity (PSI) in 1993 which eventually became part of Synopsys through a series of acquisitions. Vivek then founded Mojave Inc. in 2002 which was acquired by Magma Design Automation for upto $140 million returning more than 10x to investors within a period of two years.

Dr. Pradip K. Dutta


Dr. Pradip K. Dutta is a Corporate Vice President of Synopsys Inc. and the Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Synopsys (India) Private Limited, a world leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. After repatriating from the US in 2000, Dr. Dutta has been heading the India operations of Synopsys overseeing the growth from a little over 50 employees.

Sharad Sharma

Sharad Sharma is an EIR with Canaan Partners and an active angel investor. Most recently he was the CEO of Yahoo! India R&D. He has over 23+ years of experience in the internet, enterprise software and wireless infrastructure sectors.