Kanu Gulati is a senior associate at Zetta Venture Partners. Kanu has over 10 years of operating experience as an engineer, scientist, and strategist. She owned Intel’s multicore CAD algorithms research roadmap, developed advanced parallel CAD solutions, and pioneered metrics-driven methodology improvements for design flows. In addition, Kanu led due diligence and provided deal support for early stage investments at Intel Capital and Khosla Ventures. Kanu was the first business hire at MapD (hardware-accelerated data visualization) and held engineering roles at Nascentric (fast-circuit simulation tool, acquired by Cadence) and Atrenta (predictive analytics for design verification and optimization, acquired by Synopsys), among others.
Kanu has coauthored 3 books, a book chapter, 35+ peer-reviewed publications with 370+ citations, and 1 US patent on high performance computing and hardware acceleration. She has a PhD and master’s degree from Texas A&M University and an undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering. Kanu completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she was copresident of the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference.