Kumar Dandapani

Head of Data Science

Focus: Portfolio Services

Location: Palo Alto

Kumar oversees Norwest’s data science efforts, and brings more than 10 years of experience in engineering and analytics to the firm. As a member of the Portfolio Services team, Kumar provides advisory services to Norwest portfolio companies in the areas of data and analytics.

Most recently, Kumar was a co-founder and managing director of Nth-Degree Analytics. Prior to that, he was a derivatives trader at Evolution Capital Management in Santa Monica and London. Earlier in his career, Kumar held positions at Cornerstone Quantitative Investment Group and was a member of the Engineering Leadership Development Program at Lockheed Martin.

Kumar earned a BS in electrical and computer engineering and a BA in Social and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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