Mr. Atluru joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Partner of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. He has over 19 years of venture capital, private equity, and leveraged finance experience both domestically and in emerging markets. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Atluru was a Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson for 10 years where he spearheaded DFJ’s cleantech investment practice since 2001 and its India investment operations since 2005, leading DFJ’s partnership with Element Partners in 2005 to co-found DFJ Element, one of the largest dedicated cleantech funds. Mr. Atluru remains a venture partner at DFJ, serving on the boards of a number of private companies within the cleantech sector. Mr. Atluru has led numerous investments in companies specializing in renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency applications, wireless technologies and business software and services. He serves on the advisory board of the Cleantech Investors Forum and co-founded The Spotlight Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding start-up educational entrepreneurs. Mr. Atluru holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.