Ravi Mhatre

Venture capitalist, Organization leader

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Who is Ravi Mhatre?

Ravi is a founding partner of

Lightspeed, and primarily focuses on internet, digital media and

software investments. He has twelve years of venture capital experience

and six years of operating experience.

Before joining Lightspeed, Ravi was with Bessemer Venture Partners, and

invested in NetGenesis Software (Nasdaq: NTGX), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO),

VIA-Networks (Nasdaq: VNWI), Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi)

and InCert Software (acquired by Geodesic).

Before entering the venture capital industry, Ravi was with Silicon

Graphics, where he was a product manager and later directed the

company's workstation market development efforts. Previously, he spent

time in Lehman Brothers' technology investment banking group and in

management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ravi began his career

as a software engineer at BDIS, a Silicon Valley-based, analytical

instrument manufacturer.

Ravi has served on the Board of Directors for The Indus

Entrepreneurs Group (TiE) in Silicon Valley and has been recognized as

a Top 100 dealmaker on Forbes' Annual VC Midas List and has served as a

judge for the prestigious Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year


He holds a BS in electrical engineering, a BA in economics and an MBA from Stanford University.

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  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Restaurant Manager, Silicon Graphics, Inc.
  • BDIS
  • General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Lightfoot Capital Partners
  • Bessemer Venture Partners

on July 23, 2013


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