Ravi Viswanathan

General Partner, Menlo Park

Ravi joined NEA in 2004 and co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity effort practice.  Present board memberships include Boulder Wind Power, Desire2Learn, Goji, Imergy Power Systems, Stitcher, and Suniva.  He also led or co-led NEA's investments in Availink, BloomReach, Boku, ISGN Technologies, and MuleSoft. Prior investments include Arcot (acquired by CA), Braintree (acquired by eBay), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), IM Logic (acquired by Symantec), Sanera (acquired by McData), Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and ViXS (TSX: 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 and Raychem Corporation focusing on R&D 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.

Experience

  • 1968–1974
  • Penn
    1986–1990 University of Pennsylvania
  • UCSB
    1990–1994 University of California, Santa Barbara PhD
  • Raychem
    1994–1996 Raychem
  • Wharton
    1996–1998 University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, MBA
  • McKinsey
    1998–2000 McKinsey
  • Goldman Sachs
    2000–2004 Goldman Sachs
  • NEA
    2004–Current NEA General Partner