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. Read more of Ravi’s perspectives at: www.raviviswanathan.com


  • 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