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Stanford University, MBA
Stanford University, MS
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Stanford University, BS
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Current Companies

Board of Directors

Former Companies

Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Current Financial Organizations

MD, Silver Lake Kraftwerk

Former Financial Organizations

Leveraged Finance & Asian Corporate Finance Groups - New York, Hong Kong & Singapore

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Raj Atluru

Raj Atluru joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk.

He has been investing in the energy and resource sectors since 1996, both domestically and in emerging markets.

Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Atluru was a Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 11 years where he spearheaded DFJ’s cleantech investment practice since 2001 and its India investment operations since 2005, leading DFJ’s partnership with Element Partners in 2005 to co-found one of the largest dedicated cleantech funds.

Raj previously worked in the leveraged finance and Asian corporate finance groups at Credit Suisse in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore and also spent three years with TL Ventures where he focused on early stage software, wireless communications and energy technologies.

Mr. Atluru has led numerous investments in companies specializing in renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency applications, wireless technologies, and business software and services.

On behalf of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, he previously served on the board of directors of SolarCity (SCTY).

In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the Cleantech Investors Forum and co-founded The Spotlight Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding start-up educational entrepreneurs.

Mr. Atluru holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Yellowsmith 8/2012Seed$850k10



  1. Yellowsmith launches its crowdsourced jewelry site with seed money from Lightbank, Great Oaks (pandodaily.com) [edit]
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