General Partner, NEA
Ravi is a General Partner and focuses on investments in the software, internet, and fintech sectors. He also co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi has led investments in Acquia, BloomReach, Boku, Desire2Learn, Forter, Gladly, Heap, MindTickle, Plaid, Placester, Reltio, SiteTracker, and Topia.
Prior investments include Braintree (acquired by eBay), Cyence (acquired by Guidewire), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), MuleSoft (NASDAQ: MULE, acquired by Salesforce), PURE Energies (acquired by NRG), Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and ViXs (TXS: VXS). Prior to NEA, Ravi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as co-head of the technology practice in their private equity group.
Ravi has also worked for McKinsey & Company, as well as Raychem Corporation, where he focused on research and product development in various materials systems. Ravi received an MBA from Wharton and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCSB where he focused his research on materials science applications. Ravi also earned a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.