Shyam is a successful entrepreneur with more than 40 years experience in research, operation management and business development in the high-tech industry. Shyam co-founded SDP Telecom Inc. a company serving all major wireless OEM companies around the globe, which he led for more than 15 years until SDP was acquired by Molex LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Shyam is also a Partner at Yaletown Partners, a large Canadian venture fund dedicated to closing the emerging-growth stage investment gap faced by technology companies in Canada. Shyam has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial success, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, the Technology Fast 500 in North America for two consecutive years, and the Quebec Ernst & Young 2009 Entrepreneur of The Year Award. He has a PhD in engineering.