Ullas Naik founded Streamlined Ventures with a vision of building a thought leading investment platform rooted in the philosophical belief that founders of companies are the true heroes of entrepreneurial value creation in our society. Streamlined Ventures invests in and supports visionary founders working on transformational application and business infrastructure software companies for the Web, Mobile Web, Social Web and Enterprise markets.
Ullas is a seasoned venture capitalist, angel investor and entrepreneur with over two decades of entrepreneurial and early stage investment experience. Prior to founding Streamlined Ventures, Ullas was a senior member of the investment team for 12 years at Globespan Capital and helped build the firm. He helped the firm invest in almost 150 companies. While at Globespan Capital, Ullas invested in and served on the boards of a significant number of information technology and cleantech companies. Many of these companies have gone on to become highly successful.
He has also been an active angel investor over the last 18 years during which he invested in over 60 companies spanning Internet 1.0, Web 2.0, mobile web, social web, enterprise computing as well as disruptive technologies in other domains such as robotics and human-computer interfaces.
Ullas came to Globespan from Wall Street where he was a top ranked Wall Street research analyst at FAC Equities/First Albany and was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine as a Wall Street All Star. Prior to that, Ullas received an MBA degree after starting a chemicals trading business in India. He also has a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry.
Ullas lives with his wife and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Mar, 2016||FLYR||$500k / Seed||Streamlined Ventures|
|Mar, 2015||FLYR||$4.84M / Seed (Lead)||Streamlined Ventures|
|Feb, 2015||Sunshine||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||Mobile Action||$805k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||tuul||$2.4M / Seed||Streamlined Ventures|
|Jun, 2014||Mattermark||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||FLYR||$1.5M / Seed||Streamlined Ventures|
|Nov, 2013||Sourcery Technologies||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||EagerPanda||$3.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Mattermark||$400k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||BuildZoom||$1.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||EasyPost||$850k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||Runscope||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2013||Everest||$1.7M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Referly||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Mattermark||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||Authy||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||Keen IO||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2008||Optaros||$12M / Series C||Globespan Capital Partners|
|Sep, 2007||Solar Power Partners||$6M / Series A (Lead)||Globespan Capital Partners|
|Jan, 2003||BladeLogic||$10M / Series B (Lead)||Icon Ventures|
|Jun 12, 2016||Venture Capital Database - No Loose Screws: 31 Tech Startups Attacking The Construction Industry|
|Dec 17, 2014||Startup Daily - There is a reason why investors don’t unsubscribe from Mattermark’s subscriber list|
|Dec 16, 2014||TechCrunch - Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group|
|Dec 16, 2014||FinSMEs - Mattermark Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding|
|Jun 21, 2014||TechCrunch - Google May Buy Video Search Startup Baarzo|
|Jun 12, 2014||TechCrunch - Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Raises $1.7M From Lowercase, Homebrew, And Others|
|Jun 18, 2013||TechCrunch - YC-Backed Filepicker.io Rebrands As Ink, Raises $1.8M From Andreessen Horowitz, Highland Capital & Others|
|Nov 15, 2011||Xconomy - Facecash, Vyatta, Ginzametrics: Bay Area Biztech by the Numbers|