Shrikant Patil is based in Pune and leading a semi-retired life. At present he is catching up on the reading that has piled up, spending time with his 2 children and shooting the breeze with good friends on the next big business idea that will address some of the issues India faces namely illiteracy, innovation leadership and quality human resources. Shrikant would like to discuss via the blog or in person, solutions that address issues mentioned above.
He is an early investor and director in Clover Estates, Clover Greens, Town Essentials, Vitage Technologies, Nine Motion Systems and Squotient. He is also early investor in Education Initiatives, Deli.in and Nautanki.
Shrikant Patil was with Intel Corporation, most recently as Director of their Solutions Group for South Asia based in Mumbai. Shrikant grew up in the city of Pune till 1989, he left for the United States to get a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. After graduating in 1991 he joined Intel as a Design Engineer in VLSI-microchip design in Folsom, California. In 1994 getting a little restless with the stability of his job and lifestyle he moved to Haifa, Israel to work on Intel’s first microprocessor design outside the United States. Using the weekends to extensively travel across the holy land, Sinai and Egypt for the next two years, decided to return to native India in 1996. In India he shifted from chip design to software, where he started working with a number of fledgling software companies to integrate the latest Intel technology. In 1998 he moved to Hong Kong to manage non-equity deal investments, ran the content management for Intel’s Web Outfitter Service, founded the Intel Solution Services organization and managed a group of technical staff that spanned across Asia Pacific. After an interesting 5 years which saw the boom and bust of the internet hysteria, the transition of Hong Kong from Britain to China, the continued growth of China, the property bust of Hong Kong, the rise of Korea from ashes in 1997 to a digital superpower today. Shrikant returned to India in 2003 to manage the enterprise and solutions group. Deeply interested in the impact of technology on society captured in this blog and association with young companies that do innovative work with highest ethical standards, supported by best practices.