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.
MD, Silver Lake Kraftwerk
2011 - Current (almost 6 years)
2005 - Current (almost 12 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Aug, 2012||Yellowsmith||$850k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||SolarCity||$81M / Series G (Lead)||Silver Lake Kraftwerk|
|Jan, 2010||Konarka Technologies||$23.8M / Venture||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Nov, 2009||GreatPoint Energy||$5M / Venture||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Jan, 2009||CoalTek||$50M / Series D||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Oct, 2007||Konarka Technologies||$45M / Venture (Lead)||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Aug, 2007||SolarCity||$21M / Series C (Lead)||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Feb, 2007||CoalTek||$33M / Series C||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Nov, 2005||GreatPoint Energy||$7M / Series A (Lead)||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Jun, 2004||Konarka Technologies||$18M / Series C||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Dec, 2000||ViaFone||$23M / Series B||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Sep, 2000||PAR3 Communications||$5.7M / Series A||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Mar, 2000||ViaFone||$10.7M / Series A (Lead)||Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)|
|Jan 14, 2016||Business Wire - Generate Capital Established Over $150 Million of Innovative Infrastructure Financing Programs in 2015|
|Feb 6, 2014||Gigaom - The ironic thing about DFJ ditching cleantech: it had some of the biggest IPOs|
|Aug 26, 2013||Gigaom - Silver Lake’s energy fund bucks cleantech freeze, keeps raising funds (thanks SolarCity)|
|Oct 8, 2012||Gigaom - 5 things to know about SolarCity’s IPO (and it’s not all good)|
|Jun 18, 2012||Gigaom - The latest VCs to sour on cleantech: Index|
|Apr 27, 2012||Gigaom - And the greentech VC exodus continues|
|Apr 15, 2011||TechCrunch - Cleantech Investor Raj Alturu Moves From DFJ To Silver Lake Kraftwerk|
|Apr 14, 2011||Gigaom - Silver Lake Kraftwerk’s Cleantech Dream Team Keeps Growin’|