Parth Trivedi is CEO and Co-Founder of Skylo Technologies, the world’s most ubiquitous non-terrestrial network (NTN). Skylo provides 100% coverage across the globe from space, allowing its customers to connect to any part of their business anywhere, at any time, all the time. Skylo connects smartphones, wearables, machines, sensors, and devices to digitize and transform lives and industries, and ensure that you never lose coverage.
At Skylo, Parth is responsible for leading business operations including long-term goals, growth, profitability and its overall vision. He works closely with the board of directors and his executive team to devise and implement strategies for promoting satellite connectivity, and increasing visibility for Skylo as a leader in the industry.
An aerospace engineer by training, Parth and his co-founders conceived of Skylo while at Stanford Graduate Business School, where he was co-leading research in the Space Systems Development Lab exploring how to connect billions of devices in a ubiquitous, cost-effective way. Parth then became an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at venture capital firm Innovation Endeavors, where he and his co-founders continued to spin out their research and invent an affordable way for people and remote industries (e.g., agriculture, fishing, mining, utilities infrastructure, disaster preparedness and response) to become connected for the first time. Under his leadership, Skylo has raised $116 million in funding from Softbank Group, Boeing, DCM, Moore, and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.
Parth was chosen to serve on the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations technical body on aviation, after earning his Master of Science from Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT. There he led various aerospace-focused projects for the Department of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Parth earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University with highest distinction. He subsequently earned advanced degrees from both MIT and Stanford before founding Skylo.