Tel Ganesan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kyyba Ventures, a venture firm for Healthcare Services, Medical Devices and Digital Health technologies. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Kyyba Xcelerator, an accelerator fund that focuses on connected cars and disruptive technologies. Tel is Founder, Chairman of Kyyba, and former Chief Executive Officer (2005-2016), a Michigan headquartered global IT, Engineering and Professional staff augmentation company with Customized Project Solutions and Business Consulting Services.
Tel is on the Advisory Committee for the National Veteran Business Development Council, Board of Directors for Global Detroit and also is a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK, Astia (to propel women’s full participation in fueling innovation and driving economic growth and where women innovators succeed). Tel is currently the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Detroit chapter for the second term and previously the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2009-2010). He served as the Chairman of TiECon and led the development of TiE’s flagship conference on Entrepreneurship in Detroit during turbulent times. Tel is the Founder & President of the Kyyba Kidz Foundation to assist orphaned children and underprivileged individuals by providing job training for job placement resulting in gainful long term career. He served as the past VP of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).
Tel has appeared on several TV and radio interviews such as FOX 2 News, Detroit Public TV, NPR, WWJ News Radio and Indian TV Channels. In addition, Tel has been featured in numerous digital and print media such as Financial Times, Detroit News, Oakland Press, Dbusiness Magazine, and Corp Magazine. Tel has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist - 2014, 2013, 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, and Special Tribute for Excellence - Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, and Leader & Innovator Award. In addition, Tel is a public speaker and has spoken at several conferences and seminars.
Brian Polowniak is a Partner of Kyyba Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on connected cars, digital health and disruptive technologies.Mr. Polowniak is an Executive Advisor to a $3.3 billion P.E in New York, and ran a $100 million investment fund. He has built a worldwide consulting practice in the areas of business strategy development, relationship strategy, global growth focus, executive management business direction, market segmentation, sales strategy and global customer development. In addition Mr. Polowniak has been the CEO of three companies.
For more than 20 years, Polowniak was President and CEO of Solution Strategies, a global consulting firm that helped clients implement structured business processes to realize an immediate impact on revenue, profit and customer development. Polowniak also has 15 years of sales and executive management experience at Fortune 500 companies, including positions as Vice President of Sales at ALTE, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, and as President of Kimberly Services, North America. He has been recognized extensively for his personal and team sales success receiving the “Sales Executive of the Year” award.
Polowniak holds bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served as an Army Officer awarded numerous medals for combat operations such as the Bronze star, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Cross of Gallantry and Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, Brian is a public speaker and has been a Key Note Speaker for multiple corporations: University of Michigan, Collins and Aikman, W.L. Gore, Lucent Technologies, Textile Manufacturers of the United States, U.S. Indian Bureau of Affairs and Dow Corning.
Geebee Thimotheose is a Partner of Kyyba Ventures, a venture firm which focuses on connected cars, digital health and disruptive technologies. He graduated summa cum laude from Walsh College with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Thimotheose also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy, graduating with honors. In addition he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College, graduating cum laude. Geebee holds membership in such esteemed organizations as Delta Mu Delta - The National Honor Society in Business Administration, Psi Chi - The National Honor Society in Psychology, The National Dean’s List, All American Scholar, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Geebee has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice and held senior leadership positions in the financial services industry. He is well recognized by many professionals in the financial, medical, academic and engineering fields and has been interviewed in print and television media. He has been a keynote speaker for such distinguished organizations as the Detroit Rotary Club, the West Bloomfield Rotary Club, and Walsh College.
Geebee is the former President of the West Bloomfield Rotary Club, one of the most respected service organizations in the world and he is currently the Vice President of the West Bloomfield Optimist Club, one of the largest Optimist clubs in the state of Michigan. He has brought such notable individuals as Major General Robert Smith III, Hollywood cinematographer Robin Browne, U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, and billionaire entrepreneur John W. Barfield as keynote speakers to the West Bloomfield Optimist Club. Geebee is the recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award and was awarded the Spirit of Optimist Community Service Award. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Society of Excellence President’s Circle Award.
Mr. Thimotheose has developed an extensive network among start-ups and venture capital firms in Israel, the Middle East, and India. He has built core access and connection to capital markets in Turkey, UAE, and India. Geebee’s expertise lies in bridging the financial and growth needs of start-ups with extensive capital and management resources of high net worth private investors.