Rigved P. Joshi

Director - Invention to Innovation Center


Rigved comes to UAH with 15+ years of collective experience in technology development, startup commercialization, venture capital/private equity, and business management, with a proven track record of successful leadership in delivering strategy and solutions with positive impact to the bottom line.

Currently he serves as Director at I²C, where he is responsible for overall strategy, programming, partnerships, and day-to-day operations at the center – all of which are focused on establishing I²C as a premier regional resource for emerging technology companies through leadership and the support of entrepreneurial initiatives throughout Northern Alabama and South Central Tennessee.

In addition to his current role, Rigved serves as a Strategic Advisor to Disciplina – IRIS, a financial technology company commercializing IP licensed from Vanderbilt University and as Managing Partner of Gateway India LP, an India focused investment fund.

Previously, he managed New Ventures at Vanderbilt University, resulting in 22 startups raising over $7M in early stage venture and research funding. Prior to Vanderbilt, he served as principal at early stage venture capital fund and emerging markets private equity fund and as Director – Venture Development at the Girvan Institute of Technology, a center for high-tech innovation and technology transfer, and a startup accelerator founded and funded by NASA Ames.

Rigved received his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC, and his bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune, India.

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