Rohin Y is a second-time entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in research, building R&D startups and teaching. He completed his PhD(Cosmology) from Delhi University, Masters (Physics) and Bachelors(Electronics) from BITS- Pilani. Rohin started his career at STMicroelectronics in Tech R&D group before moving to academia and founding MyTi Technetronics. He thrives in creating multi-disciplinary projects and teams with interests ranging from Theoretical Physics, Machine Learning toEmbedded Systems and VLSI design.
Ramana is a Researcher in Photonics with 35+ years of experience in India and Singapore in Industry, Govt. Research Institutes and academia. He did his Masters (Applied Optics) from NIT, Warangal. He started his career at DRDO before moving to IME, A* Star Singapore, Agilent, Avago, Philips and most recently startups like Transcelestial. His research interests include optical interconnects, optical packaging, optical design and illumination systems with domain knowledge in optics, high speed systems, packaging, electronics and optoelectronics.
YourNest is a sharply focused early-stage DeepTech VC fund from India, deploying from its second fund of US$ 45 mn to invest in Indian startups with a focus on DeepTech (IoT, AI/ML, Robotics, Cloud, Automation, etc) SaaS-oriented businesses building IP for global markets.
growX is a B2Band DeepTech focused early-stage venture fund which works closely with investee firms at both strategic and operational levels to drive scale and success. Its investments are focused on seed and pre-Series A stages across a wide range of sectors. growX has invested in over 35 companies like Fynd, Locus, Mad Street Den, Pixxel, Progcap, Wellthy, and Zipolan, among others.
Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab (SFAL), aK-Tech CoE for Fabless, is an initiative towards developing and enhancing the fabless ecosystem in India. Focus of SFAL is around enabling fabless startups, across India and encourage creation and development of Products/IPs from India. It is an initiative funded by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&Tof Govt. of Karnataka through the Karnataka Innovation Technology Society (KITS) in collaboration with India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)
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Q) How come we haven't heard about this?
A) We are in stealth mode with 5 patents pending related to the technology. We will present/publish our results soon in relevant tech circles.
Q) Is it an academic project?
A) No! Our technology is mature and ripe for commercialization. We are a startup working on a huge market need of datacenters for High Performance Computing and AI applications. By talking to numerous datacenter experts, ML/AI developers and scientific community that actively works on HPC, we came up with a solid product definition rather than building some cool tech (which it totally is!) just because we can :)
Q) How can we know about the technology you are building?
A) Feel free to contact us and we will tell you more about it. You can mail us at contact[at]lightspeedai[dot]com
Q) I am excited - how can I be a part of your team?
A) We are always on the lookout for talent. If you think we have relevant skillset, do reach out to us at contact[at]lightspeedai[dot]com