Venkata R. Korada recently joined the XLr8 AP group in Tirupati as Program Manager.
For over ten years, Dr. Venkat led Symmetric Systems, a biotechnology company based in the US, as its CEO and Managing Director. Prior to joining XLr8AP, he held management positions in large multinational corporations in the US. He was advisor to several startup companies in Connecticut.
Dr. Venkat holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Delhi University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. He was associated in technology development projects with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore among others. He is a recipient of UNESCO fellowship, DAE fellowship and DST and CSIR grants.
He was a professor of Chemistry at Delhi University, and was a Visiting Professor to Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he worked in the field of Structural Biology and developed new CE technologies and commercialized them. He was a member of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.
Dr. Venkat brings vast entrepreneurial experience along with expertise in Chemical Technology, Biotechnology and Information Technology to XLr8AP. He is passionate about inculcating the spirit of innovation amongst students and developing entrepreneurial skills among them.