Vinod Mahendroo is a private investor and advisor to high technology start-ups. He is a global business strategist with a track record of driving business and profitability growth for venture-backed private companies as well as large public company business units. He has deep international market experience in Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India, Taiwan, Singapore) and has led and coached multiple organizations in all parts of revenue generation from market exploration, assessment and product definition to product development, supply chain formation and management, manufacturing, sales and distribution, delivery, and service. He serves as a Director on private company Boards, dealing with strategic planning, marketing and sales, and acquisitions and partnerships. Vinod’s prior private company operating experience includes serving as COO of Cambrios Technologies, Inc., a supplier of silver nanowires for transparent conductor applications, CEO of Nanoconduction, Inc., a developer of carbon nano tube based thermal interface materials (acquired by Arrowhead Research ARWR), and CEO of Primaxx Inc., a supplier of MEMS manufacturing equipment, acquired by Sumitomo Precision Products, Japan. Prior to entering the start-up company arena, Vinod served at different times as Business Group President and Chief Marketing Officer at Applied Materials, Inc., Director of Marketing at Chips and Technologies, and in various marketing and operations management roles at Intel Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.