Janaki Shanmugam

Portfolio Program Associate

Janaki is a Portfolio Program Associate at TDK Ventures. She works with the TDK Ventures Team on strategic engagements and building partnerships between Portfolio Companies and TDK business groups. She strongly believes in the potential of deep tech to transform lives and in supporting founders towards creating a sustainable future.

Prior to TDK Ventures, Janaki has worked at the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, in both scientific research and technical program management roles. She also volunteered with and advocated for a community of early career researcher peers during this time. Through these experiences, she developed a better understanding of the research and development ecosystem and the importance of building partnerships at all levels.

Janaki holds a DPhil (PhD) in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Outside of work, she has been learning Indian classical music (performing as a vocalist) and enjoys piecing together puzzles, sketching and graphic design.

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