Leadership & Management
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 CEO of Sibros responsible for overall strategy, people, stakeholder and customer outcomes. Before Sibros, Hemant was an early engineer at Tesla where he helped build its well known OTA and software management systems, later serving as technical lead for Tesla’s Body and Chassis Firmware division. After Tesla, Hemant co-founded Sibros with the mission to connect and manage all software and data between vehicles, networks and the cloud to help OEMs deliver new safety, security and feature upgrades, both remotely and at scale. Hemant earned his Bachelor and Master degrees with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and resides in the Bay Area with his wife and daughter.
CTO & Co-Founder
Mayank Sikaria is CTO at Sibros where he oversees firmware, engineering and technology development for the company's Deep Connected Vehicle platform used by leading OEMs and mobility brands. Prior to co-founding Sibros, Mayank worked at Faraday Future where he incorporated state-of-the-art practices in the vehicle development and validation phases. Mayank 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.
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.
VP of Software
Xiaojian serves as VP of Software, responsible for executing the vision and strategy around all Sibros’ cloud, software and infrastructure initiatives. Before Sibros, Xiaojian was Head of Product Engineering for autonomous delivery company Nuro. Prior to Nuro, he was the first container team engineer at Uber, eventually taking on the role of Engineering Manager, leading the team responsible for building Uber’s critical workload infrastructure.
VP of Sales & Alliances
Shivalik serves as VP of Sales and Strategic Alliances with a focus on Asia Pacific and European markets. Prior to Sibros, Shivalik served as Executive Director and Board Member for MapmyIndia - a leading automotive navigation solution backed by Walmart, Qualcomm and Zenrin, where he helped scale the business partnering with major automotive clients including BMW, JLR, Mahindra, Hyundai, Tata and others.
Craig Carlson is currently CTO of Carbon responsible for the technology needs of the company as it scales and continues to introduce industry-leading software and hardware capabilities. Prior to Carbon, Craig served as VP of Software and Electrical Integration for Tesla, responsible 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. Craig joined Tesla in 2007 to lead the firmware organization, beginning with delivery of the first Tesla Roadsters in 2008. Prior to 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 is SVP of Engineering at Ampaire, a company leading the charge for electrified aviation. Prior to Ampaire, Peter was SVP of engineering at Faraday Future, a large scale automotive EV start-up where he oversaw technical development of the FF91 Beta and Gamma-level (pre-production) vehicles. Before Faraday, Peter was Chief Engineer at GM responsible for Electrification Systems and Electric Drives product development. His work at GM brought electrification to GM 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.