Aniruddha Nazre – Entrepreneur & Investor

Before SAP, Aniruddha Nazre worked for six years in the medical equipment industry, first in Zimmer, Inc..Bristol Myers and a division of Squibb and then also at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time, he developed many new product lines and received 7 American and 4 European patents.

In Pune, Aniruddha Nazre had his schooling at St. Vincent’s High School, and then completed BE from COEP in Mechanical Engineering in 1986, where Aniruddha Nazre was the Gold medalist in University. After completing MS degree in Biomechanics from Michigan Technological University, he achieved his Doctorate degree in biomechanics from Hannover Medical Center in Germany. After many years of working in engineering, product management and business development, he completed an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Some remarkable investments made during his work duration in KPCB include Cleartrip, Naukri, MapMyIndia, InMobi, Virsa and LuxVue . Aniruddha Nazre completed 19 investments during the 9 years at KPCB , 11 out of which investments are liquid. 

From 1991 to 1995, Nazre Aniruddha worked as a development engineer in Zimmer, Inc. and monitored the introduction of three new product lines in two years. In Mathis AG (synthesis) in Switzerland, Aniruddha Nazre was the group manager for Business Development and Product Management from 1995 to 1997. They have seven United States and four European patents and have published and submitted more than 15 articles in peer-review magazines and conferences. Nazre Aniruddha has been done PhD from Hanover, BioMenics from Germany’s Technical University, MBA from Harvard Business School in Mechanical Engineering, MS Engineering Tech from MS Michigan Tech, and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at College of Engineering, Pune.

Aniruddha Nazre’s Education 

1997 – 1998 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Boston, MA

1988 – 1991 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF HANOVER Hanover, Germany Ph.D. in Biomechanics. Thesis topic: “Optimization of a prosthesis for above-knee amputees”. Exchange scholar (similar to Fulbright scholar) of the German Academic Exchange Service

1987 -1988 MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Houghton, MI Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. GPA 3.9.

1982 – 1986 College of Engineering Pune Pune, India Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in German literature. Received gold medal in 1986. National Merit Scholar 1982-86. Ranked first in the University.

Patents

​1. Suture Anchor –

United States EP0686373

Issued December1995

2. Bioabsorbable suture anchor:

Orthopaedic Implant with bearing surface – United States EP0761242

Issue d August 19, 1996

3. Adjustable connector for external fixation rods –

United States US5405347

Issue d April 1995

4.Surgical parallel drill guide –

United States D354810

IssuedJanuary 1995

5.Adjustable connector for external fixation –

United States EP0611007

Issued August 1994

6.Adjustable connector for external fixation –

United States EP0717968

Issued June 1996

Board Member

Aniruddha Nazre joined Wellington Partners in 2012. Since 2012 he has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd. At Reliance, he has been responsible for launching “Jio”, a Telecom and Digital Media Services venture that can potentially connect 500M Indians to the internet by the end of 2016.

Before joining Reliance he was a Senior Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011. Aniruddha made 19 investments with 11 exits. Some of his successful exits at KPCB included LuxVue (acquired by Apple), 3DV (acquired by MSFT), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Vertica (acquired by HP) and InfoEdge (IPO in 2006). Prior to KPCB, he worked at SAP from 1998 to 2003 first as Technical Assistant to Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of SAP and later MD of SAPMarkets. Aniruddha Nazre was the founder SAPMarkets, the e-commerce company that SAP acquired in 2002. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry. From 1991 till 1995, he worked at Zimmer, Inc. (then a subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb) and from 1995 to 1997 at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland.

He holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.

Publications

Joint moments in minor limb length discrepancy: a pilot study.

publication dateDec 26, 1997  publication descriptionAmerican Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead NJ), 1997 Dec: 26(12)

publication descriptionJoint moments in minor limb length discrepancy: a pilot study.
Goel A, Loudon J, Nazare A, Rondinelli R, Hassanein K.
American Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead NJ), 1997 Dec: 26(12), Pages 852-6

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Thin-film thermoplastic-metal joining process for titanium to poly(etherketoneetherketoneketone

publication dateDec 1995  publication descriptionPolymer Engineering & Science, Volume 35, Issue 24

publication descriptionThin-film thermoplastic-metal joining process for titanium to poly(etherketoneetherketoneketone)
Karthik Ramani, John Tagle, Ajit Nazre, Dale Swarts and Steve Lin
Polymer Engineering & Science, Volume 35, Issue 24, pages 1972-78, December 1995

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Minor limb length discrepancies and gait abnormalities: Bio-mechanical simulation

publication dateNov 1995  publication descriptionArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 76, Issue 11 , Page 1074, November 1995

publication descriptionArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 76, Issue 11 , Page 1074, November 1995, Minor limb length discrepancies and gait abnormalities: Bio-mechanical simulation: Amitabh Goel, MD; Janice Louden, PhD, PT; Ajit Nazre, PhD; Robert D. Rondinelli, MD, PhD; Khatab Hassanein, PhD

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A computerized technique for analyzing lateral bending behavior of subjects with normal and impaired lumbar spine

publication dateApr 1, 1994  publication descriptionSpine (Phila PA 1976), 1994 April 1:19(7)

publication descriptionA computerized technique for analyzing lateral bending behavior of subjects with normal and impaired lumbar spine. A pilot study. 
Jayaraman G, Nazre, A, McCann V, Redford, JB
Spine (Phila PA 1976), 1994 April 1:19(7), Pages 824-32

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Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation

publication dateJan 1994  publication descriptionASTM, STP 1217

publication descriptionClinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Issue 1217, Edited by J. Paul Harvey, Robert F. Games
Nazre, A and Lin, S
STP1217: Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation. 
Pages: 12 Published: Jan 1994

Articles

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Is the winter chill in VCPE coming to India? 10 Secular Trends suggest otherwise – Aniruddha Nazre

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Can you imagine what the valley would be without its immigrant population? The correlation between wealth creation and immigration and knowledge creation and immigration is the highest in silicon valley.

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A Deep Dive in the Venture Landscape of AI”​ – Aniruddha Nazre & Rahul Garg

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the term was coined in 1955 by John McCarthy. AI is on its third life after the first one ending in the 70s when funding from US federal sources dried up and the second one ending after the crash of the LISP machine market. It appears that in its third reincarnation that started in the 90s, AI is here to stay for the long run. The field of AI has expanded to various fields as shown in the classification (chart 1). Read More