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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, B.Tech. 1990
Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, M.S. 1992
Computer Engineering
San Jose State University, MBA 1996
International Business

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Samir Palnitkar

Samir is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of industry experience. Samir’s passion is startups and new ideas. He is a founder of four successful startups which include I2P acquired by Lattice), Obongo (acquired by AOL), Ingot Systems (acquired by Virage) and AirTight Networks (category leader in wireless security).

Samir is also an active early stage investor and advisor. His expertise includes social media, strategy, productization/execution, and business process setup.

Samir holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, an MS in Electrical from University of Washington, Seattle and an MBA in International Business from San Jose State University.

Samir is the author of two highly acclaimed books and holds 5 US patents.

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