Pradeep Tagare manages National Grid’s strategic investments for its $400M Corporate Venture Capital fund. The fund has invested in 40+ Energy Transition startups in the Digitization, Decentralization, and Decarbonization of energy. Pradeep joined National Grid Partners from Intel Capital, where he worked in Silicon Valley and India, investing in enterprise technology companies. At Intel Capital, Pradeep led 16 investments which resulted in 2 IPOs and 8 M&A exits with 2 Unicorns and 1 Decacorn in the portfolio. Prior to Intel Capital, Pradeep honed his operational skills in technology/product marketing roles at startups such as Inference, BroadVision, Healthon, and as an entrepreneur starting Yopa, a mobile middleware software company (acquired by XDrive/AOL). Pradeep has an M.S.E.E from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BE (EE) from the University of Bombay and is a Kauffman Fellow.