Swaroop ‘Kittu’ Kolluri is Founder/Managing Director of Neotribe Ventures and is a Member of the Energy Vault Board of Directors. In a career spanning three decades, with success as a serial entrepreneur, CEO, senior operating executive, & venture capitalist. Kittu co-founded his first start-up (Healtheon/ WebMD) which went public in 1999. He then served as the founding CEO (Neoteris), ran enterprise security and routing business as EVP/GM (Juniper Networks) before becoming a General Partner at (NEA) in 2006. Kittu launched Neotribe Ventures in early 2017, with successful investments across multiple sectors in industrial tech, software and renewable energy. Kittu received an MS in Operations Research from University at Buffalo and is a distinguished alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (ITT), Madras where he studied Mechanical Engineering.