Pradeep Vajram is a successful entrepreneur and a veteran in the Semiconductor/ Embedded industry. He has over 30+ years of experience in executing at all levels of responsibilities in the design and development of semiconductor products. Recipient of the Mentor Graphics-Silicon India Award: Outstanding Contribution to VLSI / Embedded Design Industry Award 2015. As an entrepreneur, Vajram had two successful exits, Spike Technologies to Qualcomm (2004), SmartPlay to Aricent/Altran (2015), and held senior executive positions at Aricent and Qualcomm India. Pradeep has been an active investor in semiconductor and deep-tech start-ups along the USA-India corridor since 2017, and he has vast experience in building successful businesses in Silicon Valley and India. Pradeep is currently CEO & Executive Chairman of AlphaICs Corporation, a fabless semiconductor AI edge processor company providing Inference and Learning solutions.