With a focus on online identity, Venkat has more than 25 years experience in marketing and general management.
Prior to Norwest Venture Partners, Venkat led OnDisplay as president and COO, which he helped take public in 1999, and which was subsequently acquired by Vignette Corporation.
Venkat has also led as vice president of global marketing and e-commerce at GEIS, formerly one of GE’s 11 operating businesses, and as president at Cadis, a software start-up.
Operating Partner and Board Member
2000 - Current (over 16 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Feb, 2014||RiseSmart||$11M / Venture||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Apr, 2012||41st Parameter||$13M / Series D||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Feb, 2012||RiseSmart||$2M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Dec, 2010||RiseSmart||$3M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Oct, 2009||RiseSmart||$4.6M / Series A||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Dec, 2008||RiseSmart||$3M / Series A||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Aug, 2007||41st Parameter||$10.07M / Series C||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|May, 2006||41st Parameter||$11.2M / Series B||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|May, 2004||Epiance||$7.5M / Series B (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Aug, 2001||CrossWeave||$8.1M / Series B (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Dec 9, 2008||Venture Beat - RiseSmart raises money to help find you high profile jobs|
|Apr 17, 2006||Venture Beat - VC firm Norwest raises more cash, citing "robust" global economy|
|Nov 6, 1997||ZD Net - Netscape buys 'extranet' developer Actra|