Sreekar Gadde, the Executive Director for BlueTree Allied Angels, leverages his background in engineering, law, and business to identify and analyze early-stage companies for potential investment opportunities. In addition, he assists management teams of early- and mid-stage companies in developing an IP strategy that complements the company’s business strategy. Sree’s work experience spans various fields including Artificial Intelligence (Edge Case Research, Aspinity, TalkMeUp, and Ariel Precision Medicine), medicine (Lindy BioSciences and CytoAgents), data analytics (BlastPoint), and consumer goods (Aeronics, Anglr, and Crafty Counter). Independent of industry, Sree works with companies to identify what differentiates them from their competition and determine what forms of IP provide them the best strategic value to protect that differentiation.
Prior to joining BlueTree, Sree worked as an IP litigator and an IP prosecutor at two top law firms, Ropes and Gray and Sterne Kessler, as well as Assistance Chief IP Counsel for Dynamics, Inc. In addition, he was a validation engineer and team lead for Intel’s microprocessor design business unit.
Sree holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, a JD from The George Washington University Law School, a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from CMU, as well as a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science.
Beyond working with specific companies, Sree frequently presents at conferences on how investors can analyze IP Strategy and how companies can improve the efficiency of their IP spending by taking ownership of their IP strategy. Recently, he has spoken at the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court, the “IPforAI” conference, and the “2019 Global IP Strategy Conference.”