Raj Atluru


Raj has been investing at the intersection of technology and energy, transportation and industrial systems for 25 years and has founded three private investment firms focused on technology and sustainability over the previous three decades: Activate Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk and DFJ Element. Prior to these firms, Raj was a long time Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson from 2000-2011 where he spearheaded the firm’s work in cleantech, security and software, and India. Raj has served on over 25 public, private and nonprofit boards including SolarCity (SCTY), Ping Identity (PING), EnerNOC (ENOC), Parnassus Funds and current investments Generate Capital, Flexe, Ridecell, Voltus, Omnidian, Nozomi Networks and Swimlane.Raj holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. He was previously a Sandia National Labs research associate, an Aspen Fellow. and founder of an educational non profit, The Spotlight Foundation.