About Rohit Shukla

Rohit Shukla is chief executive officer and founder of Larta Institute, an internationally-recognized technology accelerator he founded in 1993 to focus on transforming ideas into enterprises that “feed the world, fuel the world and heal the world.” An internationally-recognized thought leader on innovation, commercialization and enterprise- and technology-led economic development, he has written extensively on venture capital, sector-led innovation in wireless, telecommunications and the life sciences, and on entrepreneurship, research-based enterprises, commercialization and government policy.

A lull in innovation, or a preoccupation with the next big thing?

By | January 25th, 2016|1 Comment

Lack of breathlessness. Boredom even. “Same old, same old." These characterizations of the current environment for the offerings of technology seem to be commonplace. Writing in The Washington Post, for [...]

Agtech to Attract Over $4bn in Investments by end of 2015

By | November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Rabobank's recent report, featured below, charts the continued movement toward a more transparent, more integrated agriculture. This is not just about the use of technology, it is also about adoption [...]

Ag corner: Setting the record straight on GMOs By Rohit Shukla

By | July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Since the dawn of our Ag practice, Larta has sought to promote understanding around emerging and established scientific approaches. Nothing we have encountered in that effort has generated more heat [...]

Up close and personal with Malaysia Bioeconomy By Rohit Shukla

By | July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

I have been keenly interested in Malaysia for a few years. Recently, I have served on the BIO-IAP (International Advisory Panel) chaired by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, and have been engaged [...]

All things Ag: AgTech Week, San Francisco, June 22-24

By | May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

There has been a huge increase in interest in agriculture, driven especially by the recognition of the role of hardware (read: drones and sensors), data (read: mapping and input data [...]

BIO 2014: Notes from the trenches

By | July 8th, 2014|0 Comments

The 2014 Bio International Convention (commonly referred to simply as “BIO”) was one of the really good international conferences that the group has convened.  15,000 people drawn from industry (including [...]

Public/Private Partnerships Examined (Video)

By | March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

As part of the 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference, February 2013, I gave a speech on the role of public/private partnerships in advancing high-tech innovation to an [...]