Prasanna Krishnan

Prasanna Krishnan
Current Job: Associate and Kauffman Fellow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
MBA, Wharton School
MS, Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.E.(Hons.) BITS, Pilani

In pursuit of each of her three degrees, Prasanna was awarded for academic excellence. Prasanna graduated from BITS, Pilani (India) with a B.E. in Computer Science and as a recipient of the University Fellowship which is given to the top 10 undergraduates each semester. At University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), she earned an MS in Computer Science and was a Siebel Scholar and based on her research and service, awarded the C.W.Gear Outstanding Graduate Student award. She graduated as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School where she received an MBA. In 2005, she was awarded the BITS Alumni Association’s “30 under 30″ award.

A Kauffman Fellow, Prasanna currently works as an associate at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Earlier in her career, she was a Program Manager for Microsoft and was chosen as one of only 15 employees to participate in Microsoft?s Select Fast-track Program. She also worked at McKinsey & Company, Internet Capital Group and Novell Software Development.

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