Rajesh Swaminathan joined Applied Materials in 2009. At Applied Ventures, Mr. Swaminathan is focused on investments in IoT, 3D Printing, Solar and Opportunities in India. He serves as a Board Observer in many of our investments in these sectors.
Prior to joining Applied Materials, he worked at Third Point LLC developing the firm’s venture and public investment strategy in Cleantech. While at Third Point, he led the firm’s investment in R2Semi and managed the investment in Enphase Energy.
Mr. Swaminathan has previously worked at Deutsche Bank’s investment banking group in the renewable energy team. At Bell Labs, he has held senior positions, driving the due diligence process and successful partnerships in several Nanotechnology, Optical, and III-V startups. He also led the DFR program for Lucent’s 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s telecommunication systems.
Mr. Swaminathan holds an MBA from Harvard, an MS (MEMS/ Nanotech) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engg. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras where he was awarded the President of India medal of excellence.