Prior to co-founding Exnodes, Prasanna was a VP Engineering at Arecont Vision, Advisory Research Scientist at Ricoh Innovations, and a Research Scientist at KLA-Tencor. Prasanna’s business insights and passion for entrepreneurship originate from his investment banking experience at D. E. Shaw & Co.

Prasanna attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where he obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering, which won an Outstanding PhD Award through the university. Prasanna advanced his research in computational optics as a Postdoc at Caltech, and received business and entrepreneurial training at Stanford. Prasanna has earned a U.S. EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Classification, and has authored over 62 publications and patents.

Prasanna relaxes by hiking the many trails Silicon Valley has to offer.