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Punit Chiniwalla

SingTel Innov8 Ventures

Punit recently joined SingTel Innov8 as a Director and is focused on the fund's North American investment activity. Punit joins SingTel as a broad technology investor with a number of years of venture experience. He comes most recently from Panorama Capital where he was instrumental in the firm’s investments in JiWire, Fixmo and Tynt, Validity and Neoconix. Prior to joining Panorama, Punit led the technology team of the Frankel Commercialization Fund, a seed stage investment vehicle focused on university spinouts where he sourced the fund’s first investment, Arbor Photonics. Punit has also worked with RPM Ventures.

Punit's operating experience includes more than nine years of business development, product and technology research in the areas of server technologies, devices, interconnect subsystems, and optoelectronic packaging most notably at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. He has authored a number of papers in each of these fields and has multiple US patents currently under review.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Punit holds a BS in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. His PhD thesis work resulted in multiple journal publications and established the basis of a product that today has a presence in the electronic materials market. Punit earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan as a Frankel Fellow and Mondry Scholar.

Punit served his fellowship under mentor Shahan Soghikian at Panorama Capital as a member of Class 13.