Vic Kulkarni

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Vic Kulkarni, Apache Design Solutions

Vic Kulkarni is General Manager and Senior Vice President of the RTL Business Unit of Apache Design Solutions, an EDA Electronic Design Automation company specializing in low-power design issues. Apache acquired Sequence Design in 2009. Vic had served as Sequence's President and CEO since 2002 and was instrumental in bringing more than $54M in investments.

Vic was named “Entrepreneur of the Month” by SiliconIndia magazine and secured Sequence a spot in Reed Electronics' “50 Electronics Companies to Watch.” He is a regular contributor of opinion pieces to industry magazines, and is a frequent panelist at trade shows and other industry events.

Before joining Sequence he held executive management positions with Avant! and Meta-Software, which he helped take public with a market cap of $160 million, and served in engineering and marketing roles with several legendary Silicon Valley companies, including VLSI and National Semiconductor.

Vic was awarded a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1977, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

Married to wife Neela for more than 33 years, the Kulkarnis have two children, Rima and Nikhil, and make their home in Fremont, California near San Francisco.