Rahul Chopra

Rahul is a serial entrepreneur and a partner at Ventus Partners and advises leading Venture Capital Funds, technology incubators, and new startups in the fields of energy and telecom infrastructure, healthcare IT, and technology related business models and markets. At Lawrence Berkeley, Rahul is a Sr. Advisor for Energy Technologies Area where he focuses on Public Private Partnerships, business development, new business ideas and models, and strategic alliances across the area. As an Advisor to the City of San Francisco's Mayor and Board, Rahul chairs the P3 Committee on Fiber Everywhere where he is responsible for fundraising and revenue for citywide fiber asset P3. In addition to serving on the Boards of multiple technology firms, start-ups, foundations and various local governments advising on city infrastructure, Rahul works closely with the leading venture and PE firms as an advisor on the west coast in diverse industries that span energy, wireless, and healthcare infrastructures creation and optimization. Having founded 2 high-tech startups and raised over $200M in capital and completed over $1Billion in transactions, Rahul has over 20 years of financial, transactions, corporate development and strategy expertise in launching and growing disruptive, high-tech businesses. Prior to startups, Rahul ran multiple hundred million dollar businesses at 3COM and NORTEL. Rahul is a Graduate of Columbia University and the University of California Berkeley. Patents: 2 in MIMO for wireless and Dynamic Call Control for Unified Messaging (aka Apple Visual Mail, Google Voice etc.)