Sanjay Srivastava

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

For leadership in semiconductor intellectual property solutions and electronic design automation for IC design.

Sanjay Srivastava
MS ‘87
Chairman and CEO
Varcareum, Inc.
San Jose, California

Sanjay Srivastava earned a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, and a master’s degree from ECE ILLINOIS. Srivastava is the chairman and CEO of Vocareum, a cloud platform built to improve efficiency and learning outcomes of coding classes. He is also chairman of SKS Capital, an investment group based in Los Altos Hills, California, which supports early stage ventures in education.

In 1995, Srivastava cofounded Denali Software, Inc., a company that specialized in electronic design automation software, intellectual property, and software for system-onchip (SoC) design. Under his guidance as president and CEO, the company became an international leader, and it merged with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in 2010. He then became vice president of research and development at Cadence, overseeing the SoC Realization group. Srivastava was the lead investor and executive chairman of NVELO, Inc., a storage software company that formed during the merger between Cadence and Denali. That company was sold to Samsung in 2012.

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