Dipender Saluja is a Partner of Capricorn Investment Group, and a Managing Partner of the Technology Impact Fund, founded to demonstrate that it is possible to invest profitably while driving sustainable positive change. The firm strives for extraordinary investment results by leveraging market forces to accelerate large scale impact, and some of the past and current investments include Tesla, Planet Labs, QuantumScape, SpaceX, Innovium, and Helion Energy. Prior to Capricorn, Dipender was Chief of Staff at Cadence, a global market leader in electronic design, where he built and managed businesses that worked closely with electronics companies around the world. Prior to that he worked at Data General (EMC), Honeywell, ROLM (IBM), and the GF Energy Research Center. He is an electrical engineer by training, and attended UND, Univ of Minnesota and Stanford. Dipender serves on the boards of AST, Automatiks, Encell, Innovium, Joby Aviation, Navitas, QuantumScape, RayVio, Raxium, Saildrone, and Sense, and is a member of the Leadership Council of Cyclotron Road, and on the investment committee of PRIME. He is based in Palo Alto, California.