Jiren Narendra Parikh

Prior to his untimely death at the age of fifty-five in March of this year, Jiren was the CEO of Ghost Robotics in Philadelphia, PA, a spinout of Penn Engineering’s Grasp Lab which he co-founded with Penn graduate students Avik De and Gavin Kenneally in late 2015.  Since its launch over five years ago, the company has grown quickly and is currently marketing  several different product lines derived from Ghost’s agile, hardened, and programmable legged robotic platform.  Jiren’s career spanned over 30 years as an entrepreneur, C-level and Senior Executive and included founding, scaling and supporting technology businesses covering robotics, software, telecom, content and platform technologies.

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