San Francisco, CA — August 4, 2008 — Granite Ventures, LLC, today announced that Savinay Berry has joined the firm as a vice president. Berry will focus on software and communications investments.
“With his knowledge of the relevant technology industries and venture capital, we are pleased to add Savinay to our team,” said Standish O'Grady, Granite Venture's managing director. “Savinay's experience in the markets we are pursuing along with his outstanding credentials will make him an asset to our software and communications practices.”
Prior to joining Granite Ventures, Savinay held associate positions at JK&B Capital and MK Capital, both located in Chicago. In 2007, he won the National Sustainable VC Investment Competition. From 2000 to 2006, he held various positions at Dell Inc., most recently as senior global commodity manager for wireless products. He also served as a development engineer in the data recording equipment start-up at Instrumented Sensors Technology from 1998 to 2000.
Savinay received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and Master's in Engineering Management degree from the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, both at Northwestern University. At Kellogg, he was selected as director of Venture Capital for the Private Equity Club, which is the largest student-run organization at the school. He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a B.S. degree from University of Pune, India.
About Granite Ventures, LLC
Granite Ventures has been helping early-stage technology companies build solid foundations for success since 1992. Granite has managed over $1 billion in venture capital and has invested in more than 100 private companies. They partner with promising and successful entrepreneurs to create businesses that have a competitive edge, and help those businesses achieve category leadership. More information can be found at www.granitevc.com.
Theresa Maloney, for Granite Ventures