NEA is a global venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With over $19B in cumulative committed capital since the firm’s founding in 1977, NEA invests in technology and healthcare companies throughout a company’s lifecycle, from seed through IPO. The firm's long track record of successful investing includes more than 210 portfolio company IPOs and more than 360 acquisitions.
Accel Partners is an early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs. Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience of supporting hundreds of companies, funding them from inception through the growth stage. Accel manages over $10 billion in funding, enabling it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries.
As the Venture Capital investment arm of Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm Ventures has been making investments in early-stage technology companies since 2000. Qualcomm Ventures seeks to make strategic investments in high-technology companies that have the potential to dramatically transform our world.
Ravi joined NEA in 2004 and co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi’s investments in the software and technology sectors include Acquia, BloomReach, Boku, Captora, Forter, MOVE Guides, Mulesoft, Plaid, and Placester..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.
Dinesh Katiyar joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on early-stage, cross-border (US-India) companies. Dinesh led Accel’s investments in MindTickle, Paxata, Yakit and Simility. Prior to Accel, he co-founded iLeverage (acquired by E.piphany), SayNow (acquired by Google), and was the CEO of Small Device (acquired by Digital Chocolate). He also held positions with Sun, Motorola and Citrix. Dinesh grew up in Zambia, Africa (and later, Mumbai) and graduated from IIT Kanpur. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.
Amit has more than 20 years of experience in technology and internet industries and is also deeply engaged with the early stage ecosystem in India. In his previous role as the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, Amit led the entire online product portfolio. He was a part of the leadership team that took the company public on NASDAQ in 2010. Amit has also been the head of various teams focusing on search, mobile and advertisement products at Google. One of his products (the search‐based keyword tool) won the Google founder’s award. Prior to his role at Google, Amit was the Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM San Jose, California. He has published several papers and holds seven US patents.
Neeraj has a prolific background of business development across geographies and business models. He is an avid startup enthusiast and has a track record of helping tech ventures with mentorship, recruiting, financing, distributing products and BD. He is currently responsible for business development at WhatsApp.
Founded in 1987, Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs with visionary ideas. With $5B under management, a diversified fund and over 94 exits to date, Canaan has invested in some of the world's leading technology and healthcare companies over the past 30 years. Canaan’s focus areas include fintech, enterprise/cloud, marketplaces, frontier tech, biopharma, digital health and medtech.
Having joined Canaan Partners in 2016, Joydeep leads investments in enterprise and cloud platforms with a focus on the mobile-first world. His experience is rooted in the founding days of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Skype for Business, where he ran cross-functional teams including R&D, IT Operations and Customer Support. Prior to joining Canaan, Joydeep led enterprise investments at Shasta Ventures, where he oversaw investments in the enterprise SaaS space. Beyond software, he has a deep rooted passion in shaping rural welfare.