Tel K. Ganesan
Managing Partner, Kyyba Ventures & Chairman, Kyyba Inc.
Tel Ganesan is the Managing Partner of Kyyba Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on connected cars, digital health and disruptive technologies. He is the Chairman of Kyyba Inc, a Michigan headquartered global IT, engineering, professional staff augmentation company with customized project solutions and business consulting services.
He is the Board Member of James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute, Wayne State University. Tel is on the Advisory Committee for the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), Board of Directors for Global Detroit, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) and also is a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK, Global Talent Retention Initiative of Southeast Michigan (GTRI – strengthening and diversifying Michigan’s economy through the retention of top international talent) and Astia (to propel women’s full participation in fueling innovation and driving economic growth). Prior to founding Kyyba, Tel worked as Lead Engineer at Daimler Chrysler. Tel is currently the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Detroit chapter for the second term and previously the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2009-2010). He served as the Chairman of TiECon and led the development of TiE’s flagship conference on Entrepreneurship in Detroit during turbulent times. Tel is the Founder & President of the Kyyba Kidz Foundation to assist orphaned children and underprivileged individuals by providing job training for job placement resulting in gainful long term career. He served as the past VP of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).
Tel received his EMBA in Business Administration and Management from University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and Oklahoma State University. Tel has appeared on several TV and radio interviews such as CBS62/CW50 News, FOX 2 News, Detroit Public TV, NPR, WWJ News Radio and Indian TV Channels. In addition, Tel has been featured in numerous digital and print media such as Financial Times, Detroit News, Oakland Press, Dbusiness Magazine, Corp Magazine. Tel has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Founders Award, Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist – 2014, 2013, 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, Special Tribute for Excellence – Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, Excellence Award, Leader & Innovator Award. In addition, Tel is a public speaker and has spoken at several conferences and seminars.