|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS|
|Cornell University, MBA|
Amol Deshpande is the Board Member at Agilyx Corporation.
Mr. Deshpande joined KPCB in April 2008 and focuses on Greentech with special emphasis on technologies related water, waste, fuels/chemicals and sustainable agriculture. At KPCB, Mr. Deshpande serves on the board of directors of Harvest, a company focused on next generation waste management technologies.
Mr. Deshpande is also on the board of directors of the KPCB’s first water investment, APTwater.
Mr. Deshpande is also on the board of directors 3 other ventures all in the water or waste sectors and closely involved with KPCB investments in Siluria, Hara Software and Next Autoworks.
Prior to KPCB, Mr. Deshpande spent 3 years at Black River and Cargill Ventures, both investment oriented business units of the private agribusiness, Cargill, Inc. While at Cargill, Mr. Deshpande focused on Greentech investment throughout the energy, water and agricultural supply chain. Mr. Deshpande was directly involved with investments and initiatives in multiple Greentech verticals including solar, next generation fuels, sustainable agriculture, industrial biotech, waste/environmental sciences and carbon markets. Mr. Deshpande was also responsible for maintaining relationships with key innovative business units within Cargill and tracking innovation in Greentech both inside and outside of the organization.
Prior to Cargill, Mr. Deshpande was an entrepreneur having founded an agricultural biotechnology company focused on novel germplasm in high value vegetable crops as well as companies in the water sector and educational services sector. In this, Mr. Deshpande has extensive experience in writing business plans, fundraising and guiding strategy for new enterprises at all stages of development.
Mr. Deshpande has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Deshpande also has an MBA from Cornell University where he was a Park Fellow, receiving a full tuition merit based scholarship based on future leadership potential in business world.