After practicing law for more than two decades in the United States and in India, Kitu is focused on business development opportunities for Merchant & Gould. His areas of focus include India, where he is increasingly spending his time and is very active with a number of large as well as small companies, as well as a number of industry groups in the life sciences, manufacturing, IT and emerging technology areas. Kitu is also focused on business development opportunities for the firm in the renewable energy and clean tech areas where he is the co-founder of organizations such as the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, the MIT-Stanford-Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum and the Atlantic Emerging Technology Forum.
Kitu was previously a partner with an international law firm in Silicon Valley where his areas of experience included international business transactions, emerging business issues including corporate formation and financings, resolution of founders disputes, business development, strategic alliances, and technology licensing. He was co-chair of that firm's Emerging Technology and India Practice Teams.
Kitu is involved in a variety of other emerging technology related initiatives, including conferences and seminars. He was previously the General Counsel for The Enterprise Network, a Silicon Valley business incubator with thirty-five member companies in the renewable energy, wireless, infrastructure, life-sciences, and network areas. Kitu continues to work with a large number of these companies in assisting them to commercialize cutting-edge technologies developed at NASA. He works closely with members of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association, of which he was one of the founding members.
Kitu received his undergraduate degree in economics and his law degree from Delhi University. He has successfully completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School. He is licensed to practice law in California and New Mexico.