Vijay Reddy is a Partner at Clear Ventures, where he focuses on early stage technology investments in AI + X”, or AI applied to a specific industry or function. Prior to joining Clear Ventures, Vijay Reddy was Partner at Intel Capital where he has been an early backer of leading AI and DeepTech companies including 4 unicorns and 2 IPOS that have raised in excess of $3.5B of capital and are currently valued in excess of $20B.
Some of Vijay Reddy’s notable deals at Intel Capital included Sambanova, DataRobot, Lilt, Joby (Nasdaq: Joby), Aeye (Nasdaq: LIDR), Hypersonix, KatanaGraph, Landing.ai, BabbleLabs (Acquired by Cisco), Matroid, Avaamo, Opaque, Inferencio and Common Sense Machines.
He began his career as an entrepreneur after dropping out of the PhD program to co-found his first startup. He also has held several senior Business Development and Product Development roles in the communications, software, and semiconductor industries. He takes a founder-first approach while being actively involved with the startup community as a mentor and advisor. A Kauffman Fellow, Vijay received his MBA from Chicago Booth (Finance and Entrepreneurship) and has a BS & MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering with top honors.