Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Krish Panu is co-founder and managing director of PointGuard Ventures, an early-stage technology private equity and venture capital firm based in Los Altos, California. With more than two decades of business strategy, engineering, and operational experience, Panu has built successful technology businesses that have created multibillion-dollar markets. He founded @Road in 1998 and grew the company into a worldwide leader in mobile resource management solutions before merging with Trimble Navigation for nearly $500 million. Long considered a leader in venture capital, investment banking, and entrepreneurial communities, Panu serves as president of Panu Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that provides grants to educational institutions and supports healthcare research and other charitable activities around the world. A two-time Wayne State grad, Panu holds an M.S. in computer engineering and an M.B.A. He was inducted into the Wayne State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2018.