Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Krystal Persaud & Parinda Darden


Krystal Persaud

Krystal Persaud is the co-founder & CEO of Wildgrid. Krystal is a second time founder in solar, she previously founded Grouphug Solar where she designed & manufactured designer solar panels that hang in windows. Grouphug Solar was featured on Shark Tank, got Mark Cuban as an angel investor, and was featured in top tier media (TODAY show, Wall Street Journal, People.com). She was previously employee number three & Director of Product Design at hardware startup littleBits (acquired by Sphero in 2018).


Parinda Darden

Parinda Darden is the co-founder & CTO of Wildgrid. Parinda has been a tech leader at several high growth NYC startups for the past 10 years. She was the tech lead at Ticket Evolution, a secondary event ticketing software company. She went on to become an early employee at Ellevest, the digital investment platform by Sallie Krawcheck, working as an software engineer on their growth team. Most recently she was a founding engineer at Atoms, the DTC shoe brand and Y Combinator company.



Wildgrid is a marketplace making it dead easy for millennials and GenZs to ditch fossil fuels and switch to solar energy. We have plans available for anyone – homeowners and renters (rooftop solar, community solar, & more). We’re specifically targeting Millennials & Gen Zs because they are the most passionate about climate change, yet underserved by the solar industry.