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Narbeh Derhacobian - GuRu Wireless CEO

Narbeh Derhacobian

Chief Executive Officer

Narbeh joined GuRu recently as its CEO. Narbeh has over 25 years of experience in leading-edge technology companies. From 2007 to 2020, he was the President and CEO of Adesto Technologies (Nasdaq: IOTS), a company he co-founded in 2007. Narbeh led Adesto from its founding and early financing rounds to IPO. Adesto was acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in 2020 for enterprise value of over $500M. Prior to its merger with Dialog Semiconductor, Adesto had over 2,000 customers in industrial, consumer, communication, and medical segments at an annual revenue run rate of $120M/year. Under Narbeh’s leadership, Adesto was selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner for 2014 and was recognized as the Top Emerging Growth Company of 2019 by the Association of Corporate Growth in Silicon Valley. Narbeh’s prior experience includes senior management roles at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(Nasdaq: AMD), Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq: VIRL), Cswitch, and Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSTI). He is currently the CEO of Parabellum Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: PRBM), a SPAC focused on IoT hardware and software companies. Narbeh has over 50 issued patents in the area of semiconductor devices. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA (1992) and an M.B.A. from the San Jose State University (1999).

Behrooz Abiri - GuRu Wireless

Behrooz Abiri

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

A hardware hobbyist and International Physics Olympiad gold medalist—Behrooz has always been an avid inventor. He’s spent his life studying, learning, and exploring emerging technologies. His work at GuRu stems from a wish to share miraculous technology with the world at large.

At GuRu, Behrooz is responsible for the ongoing development of core technology and system architecture. Under his leadership, GuRu’s millimeter-wave technology has been developed into an accessible consumer product. Before GuRu, Behrooz helped develop system design and architecture in Caltech’s Space Solar Power Initiative. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech.

Ali Hajimiri - GuRu Wireless

Ali Hajimiri

Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, & Chief Scientific Advisor

Ali is an inventor, entrepreneur, leading academic, and an expert in high frequency integrated circuits and systems. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an IEEE fellow, a TR35 world top innovator, and a named inventor on more than 100 issued patents. Ali and his team are responsible for technological advances including millimeter-wave integrated phased arrays, CMOS RF power amplifiers, and optical phased arrays. Ali’s work at GuRu is motivated by a desire to connect seemingly unrelated things. He believes that innovation should lead to meaningful, humanistic change.

Before GuRu, Ali co-founded Axiom Microdevices, where CMOS power amplifiers shipped over 400 million units (and were based on the DAT technology he co-invented at Caltech). He also worked at Philips Semiconductors and Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs) advancing various RF technologies. He joined the faculty of Caltech in 1998, where he holds the Bren Chaired Professorship in Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, Directorship of the Holistic Integrated Circuit Laboratory, as well as co-Directorship of the Space Solar Power Project. Ali received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Advisory Council
Matt Grob
Matt Grob is chief technology officer of XCOM Labs, which develops innovative wireless technologies. Matt previously spent over 26 years at Qualcomm in technology and engineering leadership roles. He served as Qualcomm’s EVP and CTO from 2011 to 2017, overseeing R&D and managing a global team of 2,200 employees across various divisions worldwide, and later as EVP/Technology.
Mr. Grob holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bradley University and a M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a trustee of the Fleet Science Center in San Diego, and a volunteer for over a decade at FIRST, the robotics and education organization inspiring future leaders in science and technology.
Kaushik Sengupta
Kaushik Sengupta is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Graduate Studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. He received the B.Tech. in electronics and electrical communication engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, in 2007, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Caltech, Pasadena in 2012. He received the Bell Labs Prize and the ONR Young Investigator Program Award 2017, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2018, the Young Alumni Achievement Award from IIT Kharagpur in 2019, and the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques society in 2021. His interests are in anything wireless from delivering power to sensing and communication.
Bold Capital Partners
Kairos Ventures
CS Ventures Opportunity Fund