Profile

Tel Ganesan is the Managing Partner of Kyyba Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on connected cars, digital health and disruptive technologies.

Tel is the Chairman of Kyyba Inc, a Michigan headquartered global IT, engineering services and a software product company focusing on education and manufacturing domain. He is on the Advisory Committee for the National Veteran Business Development Council, Board of Directors for Global Detroit and also is a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK, Global Talent Retention Initiative of Southeast Michigan (GTRI - strengthening and diversifying Michigan’s economy through the retention of top international talent) and Astia (to propel women’s full participation in fueling innovation and driving economic growth and where women innovators succeed). Tel is currently the President of Talent, Ideas, Enterprise (TiE) Detroit, reprising his role as he was previously the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2008-2010). He served as the Chairman of TiECon and lead the development of TiE’s flagship conference on Entrepreneurship in Detroit during turbulent times. Tel is the Founder & President of the Kyyba Kidz Foundation to assist orphaned children and underprivileged individuals by providing job training for job placement resulting in gainful long term career. He served as the past VP of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).

Tel has appeared on several TV and radio interviews such as FOX 2 News, Detroit Public TV, NPR,
WWJ News Radio and Indian TV Channels. In addition, Tel has been featured in numerous digital and print media such as Financial Times, Detroit News, Oakland Press, Dbusiness Magazine, Corp Magazine. Tel has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist - 2014, 2013, 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, Special Tribute for Excellence - Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, Leader & Innovator Award. In addition, Tel is a public speaker and has spoken at several conferences and seminars.