Vlad is a cofounder of Scandent, and focuses on business development. Prior to starting Scandent, Vlad
was an Associate and a Founding Member of OpenView Venture Partners, a $225 million
venture capital fund that invests in software and technology companies. While there, Vlad
worked with senior management across OpenView's portfolio to build best-in-class finance
functions. Previously, as an Analyst, Vlad sourced and led 7 OpenView investments,
and was responsible for deploying over $50 million into new investments. Prior to OpenView,
Vlad was an Analyst at Insight Venture Partners. Vlad graduated from Harvard
University with a B.A. in Economics, where he was the Business Manager of H Bomb Magazine
and Advertising Manager of The Harvard Crimson.
Akshay Athalye, Cofounder
Akshay is a cofounder of Scandent, and focuses on hardware and system development. Akshay is also as a Research Scientist at the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University
and his research interests are focused on hardware design, protocol
development, and signal processing as related to RFID systems. Akshay's primary focus is on
development of RFID based solutions to practical problems, and he has a patent and a pending patent in the area
of RFID. Akshay has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and has been involved
in RFID research for the better part of the past decade. He has numerous publications about RFID in academic and industry journals.