Founder & Managing Partner, 2468 Ventures / FRMR Senior Executive, Qualcomm & Intel
Pankaj Kedia is a Tech Intrapreneur (formerly at QCOM and Intel) turned Early-Stage AI / Deep Tech Investor, Venture Partner, CXO Advisor and Board Member.
Pankaj currently serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of 2468 Ventures, a Venture Partner at VU Ventures, a Deal Partner at Ganas Ventures, and is a Board Member and CEO Advisor to numerous early-stage start-ups and non-profit organizations.
As a Tech Intrapreneur, Pankaj played pivotal roles in incubating a range of businesses at Fortune 100 companies such as Qualcomm and Intel over the last 25+ years. At Qualcomm, Pankaj founded and led the wearables business to a 9-figure franchise, establishing Snapdragon Wear as the premier brand in the industry. Credited for leading industry convergence between wearable tech and fashion, luxury, sports, children, seniors, and enterprise segments, Pankaj established a thriving ecosystem in the wearables segment. Previously at Intel, Pankaj held senior executive roles in the PC, mobile, wireless, and handheld segments. He defined and launched the industry’s first modern laptops and expanded Intel beyond the PC with the launch of the industry’s first modern tablets, handhelds, and smartphones.
Pankaj is currently leveraging the skills he acquired as an intrapreneur — being able to see around corners, go from ideas to products, scale businesses from $1M to $100s of millions (and billions in the case of laptops), and grow teams and organizations — to advise Early-Stage Founders and CEOs in their start-up growth journey. As an angel investor in 100+ Early-Stage and Series A companies, Pankaj is combining his passion for AI and Deep Tech with his ambition to make a long-lasting impact. Previously, Pankaj led business development for the wireless portfolio at Intel Capital, which was comprised of 30 start-ups with $75M invested capital.
Pankaj is widely recognized as a thought leader in the mobile, IOT, wearables and AI spaces, has spoken at multiple prominent industry events, and appeared in a myriad of mainstream publications. He holds the early defining patent on low power for mobile devices (#7725748, Low Power Subsystem for Portable Computers).
Pankaj is currently enrolled in the Stanford LEAD innovation program, has an MBA from The Wharton School, an MS from the University of Michigan, a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology and has taken multiple management, leadership, and investing courses at Stanford, Columbia, and Darden in his quest for life-long learning. He is a TED speaker, amateur photographer, global traveler, and a gadget addict.