Leadership & Management
The Sibros is led by a team of passionate automotive, technology and investment industry professionals who are guided by a singular mission of helping automakers and OEMs succeed in the Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrification era of transportation.
CEO & Co-Founder
Hemant Sikaria is the CEO and co-founder at Sibros. Under his direction, Sibros is marrying the intricacies of embedded firmware development and cloud software development. This has led to the creation of a secure end-to-end platform that has scaled to serve millions of vehicles with daily log data collection on the petabyte scale. Hemant plays a pivotal role in building a world class team, setting the gold standard for software quality, and ensuring 110% happiness for both his team and his customers.
Before Sibros, Hemant spent five and a half years at Tesla, joining the team in 2011 as the ninth firmware engineer. One of his most notable accomplishments is the design, implementation, and deployment of the very first large-scale OTA software update system. This system currently handles updates to the entire Tesla fleet and has completed millions of software updates. By the time Hemant retired from Tesla, he was in charge of the Body and Chassis Firmware teams for all car models. As part of his role, he oversaw the design, implementation, and integration of systems such as the Model X Falcon Wing doors, the air suspension, seat controls, self-presenting door handles, keyfob, security, and authentication to the vehicle.
Hemant enjoys playing soccer, squash, and ping pong. He has taught Swing dance classes and has been to Swing dance festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Sweden. Hemant loves spending time with his wife and daughter.
CTO & Co-Founder
Mayank Sikaria, Co-Founder of Sibros, spearheads the effort to build the fastest evolving, and potentially most transformative, automotive cloud platform at Sibros. Ever striving for improvement, Mayank oversees the efforts of engineering, product and technology development and business strategy.
Prior to co-founding Sibros, Mayank worked at Faraday Future, where his position was one involved in the engineering of vehicles from inception to the pre-production stage. His hard work and contributions moved him into Battery Management System Software management. During his time at Faraday Future, he also incorporated state-of-the-art practices in the vehicle development and validation phases. His diligence to follow fundamental principles of good system design helped deliver a reliable, robust and safe battery management system for production.
Prior to entering the automotive industry, Mayank wrote both hardware and software code for big semiconductor companies including Micron and Qlogic. He is an expert in FPGA development, from writing verilog code, RTL design, synthesis to place and route. His strong ability to write code, technical expertise in safe system design, and knowledge about hardware development makes him attuned to serve as a technical team leader.
A testament to his achievements, he holds three patents, as well as Functional Safety (ISO 26262) certification and a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Along with his certification and degree, Mayank has received various academic accolades - William Kind scholarship, Dean’s List, South Asian Student Organization Award for Excellence in Academics.
When he’s not challenging himself technically, Mayank likes to participate in obstacle courses like Tough Mudder, which tests mental and physical strength.
VP Program Management
Annie Ng oversees Program Management, responsible for customer success in the implementation of Sibros software and firmware products. Prior to Sibros, Annie was a key engineer at Lockheed Martin, working on the Orion Space Shuttle and responsible for network stack that transfers image and video data from space down to earth. She also served as Staff Technical Program Manager at Tesla, responsible for key projects such as high power superchargers and big battery deployments across the globe. Annie holds a Computer Science degree from UCLA and resides in the Bay Area with her family.
Preet is Head of Firmware at Sibros, leading a team responsible for software abstractions, design patterns and overall software architecture of the Sibros Connected Vehicle platform.
Before Sibros, Preet was the core developer for the Tesla Energy Gateway where he helped establish a large part of the Energy Firmware team through talent acquisition and mentorship. He architected features such as firmware updates to hundreds of ECUs within 3 minutes and built high quality firmware that was backed by thousands of automated tests. Preet holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, where he has also served as a lecturer of Embedded Systems courses for the last 10 years.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ashu is Chief Revenue Officer for Sibros, responsible for driving customer-centric growth and increasing Sibros’ presence in both Silicon Valley and automotive strategic regions. Ashu brings over 20 years of business development expertise and has advised numerous enterprise customers in large scale technology investments in his previous roles held at leading consulting companies including Birlasoft, KPIT, Sparta and Fujitsu.
Albert serves as Head of Marketing for Sibros responsible for customer facing thought leadership, communications, events and digital initiatives. Albert brings over 20 years experience from the enterprise technology space, previously holding marketing leadership roles at IBM, KPIT and at various venture backed startups. Albert holds a Bachelors of Speech in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Craig Carlson, the CTO of Carbon, joined the company in 2014 from Tesla Motors, where he was VP of Software and Electrical Integration, with responsibility for all low-voltage electronics and all software that powers the Model S – from battery and motor control firmware, to the hardware and software that run the Model S in-car displays, to the Tesla mobile apps and server-based systems that connect to Teslas on the road. As CTO, Craig is responsible for the short and long term technology needs of the company as it scales and continues to introduce industry-leading software and hardware capabilities.
Craig joined Tesla in 2007 to lead the firmware organization, beginning with delivery of the first Tesla Roadsters in 2008.
Before Tesla, Craig spent 15 years at Intuit, joining when Intuit acquired his small startup to start and lead development of QuickBooks. Craig was VP of Software Development for QuickBooks and then started, built, and launched QuickBooks Online. Craig received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford.
Peter Savagian leads engineering at Ampaire. He recently joined a startup that is electrifying aviation. He is working to establish, leverage and tailor electrified technologies across industries and to develop essential new technologies as they focus on practical and compelling electrified aircraft.
Prior to Ampaire, Peter was SVP of engineering at Faraday Future, a large scale automotive EV start-up. Peter oversaw the technical development of the FF91 Beta-level performance vehicles and the FF91 Gamma-level (pre-production) vehicles.
Before Faraday Future, Peter was a Chief Engineer and then General Director at GM. He was responsible for Electrification Systems engineering and Electric Drives product development. He was also responsible for technology development and key internal IP and supply chain strategy. This work brought electrification to automobiles and involved several innovations in architecture, hardware, software systems, new development systems, and new integration methods. Notably, Peter's work resulted in the first modern Electric Vehicle - the GM EV1, the first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle - the Chevrolet Volt, and several other pioneering HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs.
Nexus Venture Partners
Naren co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI), a leading embedded software company, where he served as the President/CEO for fifteen years since founding in 1980. He took ISI public and subsequently merged it with Wind River Systems. Naren continued to serve on the board of Wind River till its acquisition by Intel. He has served on the boards of many public and privately held companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Red Hat, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and the Advisory Board of Asia Society Northern California.
Naren has over 20 years of early and early-growth stage investment experience in US and India.
Naren holds a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; an MS from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford University all in engineering. He received the Presidents’ Gold Medal for the top performance at IIT Delhi. Naren has received distinguished alumni awards from Caltech and IIT and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE. He is an active advisor to entrepreneurs worldwide.
Nexus Venture Partners
Abhishek is passionate about helping mission-driven founders build transformational companies. His current board involvements include Apollo.io, Ask Nicely, Headout, HyperTrack, and TileDB. His investments also include Clover, Cricket Health, Imagen.ai, Mezi (acquired by American Express), and Parsley Health.
Abhishek was an entrepreneur and business builder prior to joining Nexus. He co-founded HelloIntern.com, a marketplace for internships. Most recently, he worked at eBay on partnerships with marketing technology start-ups. Previously, Abhishek worked at management consulting firm, Booz & Company, where he advised wide-ranging companies in the US, India, and the Middle-East.
Abhishek holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Masters and Bachelors in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he serves on the board of IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation.
Lokesh Sikaria is a Managing Partner at Moneta Ventures and its Founder.
Prior to starting Moneta Ventures, Lokesh was the Founder and CEO of Sparta Consulting, a global IT consulting firm. Sparta consulting focused on providing SAP technology solutions and services for corporations specializing in automotive, high tech, manufacturing and energy & utilities. Sparta grew to $100+M in revenue in just five short years and was acquired by KPIT Cummins.
Before Sparta, Lokesh served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rapidigm, Inc. and managed more than $250+ million in annual revenue. While at Rapidigm, Lokesh was responsible for cultivating their SAP business into one of the ten largest SAP consulting practices in the nation. Rapidigm was acquired by Fujitsu in 2006.
Lokesh began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. He is a electrical engineering and computer science graduate from University of California, Berkeley. Go Bears!
Denise Ferre is a Partner at Moneta Ventures and its Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Moneta Ventures, Denise was the CFO and co-founder at Sparta Consulting, a global IT consulting firm. She spearheaded the financial operations of the $100+ million company with over 1,500 employees. Besides the financial operations, Denise was also responsible for HR, IT and legal departments at Sparta.
Before Sparta, Denise was the Business Unit Controller at Rapidgm, a global IT consulting firm, and later assumed the role of U.S. Controller when the firm was acquired by Fujitsu in 2006. Denise has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.