About Us


When Intellihot’s founder returned home from a 40-hour flight to find his water heater broken and his basement flooded, he didn’t just clean up the mess and call a plumber. He set out to reinvent the industry. No more tanks, no more leaks, no more wasted time and energy.

The result is the only American-built tankless water heater of its kind delivering instant, endless hot water for your home or business. It’s not just a better water heater. It’s a more efficient, intelligent water heating and delivery system. Powerful enough to handle the extreme loads of commercial and industrial applications. Precise enough to manage the unique demands of residential properties.


Sridhar Deivasigamani, CEO/Founder
Sridhar is a mechanical engineer with a focus on marine engines and control systems with 16 years of non-perfect mechatronics. He usually graduated in the bottom half of his class and loved to tinker with ham radios and the electrical wiring in his parents’ house. He also loved to build electronic gadgets such as amplifiers, crystal radio sets, and model aeroplanes. As an adult, the passion for tinkering has progressed to more expensive toys and he can often be found working on his motorcycles and robotic lawn mowers. Sridhar holds a bachelor’s degree from Manipal Institute of Technology, India and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. He is also a certified 6 Sigma Black belt. Although he wishes it was a real black belt in judo or karate.

Sivaprasad Akasam, CTO/Co-founder
Sivaprasad has more than 15 years of experience in electronics and controls and has been a life-long tinkerer. He usually graduated at the top of his class, and was a formidable presence in local tennis tournaments. An avid motorcyclist, Siva has a passion for creating devices that will be smarter than him one day. Siva is a Lego master, and a robotics guru. His true talent though is creating exquisite delicacies out of thin air. Sivaprasad holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University.


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