Rajiv C Mody is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Sasken Communications. He served as General Partner and Advisor at Ideaspring Capital. Mr. Mody founded the company in 1989, at San Jose along with two other co-founders. The company was set up in the classical tradition of Silicon Valley startups; in a garage in Fremont, California. This was before he returned to India to expand company operations in 1991. Under his able leadership, over the last two decades, Sasken has grown into a major technology and solution provider to Tier 1 customers across the telecom value chain. Over the years, Sasken has steadily expanded its portfolio of solutions into development, life-cycle extension and sustenance of semi-conductors, platforms, network elements (voice and data) including terrestrial and satellite, customer owned equipment like handsets, set-top boxes and lifestyle / consumer products. Rajiv, a seasoned technocrat and an industry veteran has worked with corporations like AMD, Seattle Tech Inc., and VLSI Technology Inc., prior to founding Sasken. His expertise lies in design, development and integration of physical design tools for Gate-Array and Standard Cell Design Styles. Besides, he has co-authored a patent in the area of physical design. Rajiv was awarded the "Technovator of the Year 2007" by VOICE & DATA, a leading technology publication. He also served as an Executive Council Member of NASSCOM (2001 - 2008). He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S University, Baroda, India and Master's degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic, New York, USA.