K.P. Reddy is a cofounder of The Combine with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience starting, growing, and selling successful startups, including strategic acquisitions and IPOs. Most recently, he took the helm of SoftWear Automation, a DARPA-funded robotics research project, and within 18 months closed a Series A round of $3m, launched two product lines, recruited a team, and built a sales backlog that drove the valuation by magnitudes. His previous endeavors have included founding RCMS (Exited to NYSE:ARC), and founding Cereus Technology Partners (NASDAQ:CEUS, Market Cap:$350m, since sold to NASDAQ:VRSO).
KP’s experience underpins The Combine’s approach to convert promising ideas from enterprises and technical founders into high-growth businesses. K.P. has advised companies like IBM, Coca-Cola, UPS, and Comcast on innovation, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, CNBC and Fox News. He has been a speaker at SXSW and other leading tech summits. He is the author of “BIM for Building Owners and Developers,” a book about the adoption of advanced technology in the building infrastructure space that was published in 2012 by John Wylie & Sons.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as adjunct professor and manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center, the biggest and most successful technology business ecosystem in the southeastern United States. He also leads the National Institutes of Health-funded Entrepreneurship Track of the B.E.S.T Post-Doc program, which prepares PhDs for biomedical careers beyond academia.