Venky focuses on investments in the consumer and enterprise sectors. He currently serves on the board of Avi Networks, BitSight, Gild, Machine Zone, Rover, Takipi, UpCounsel, and Waterline Data Science. Prior to joining Menlo, he was a Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners where he was part of the investment team since the firm’s inception. Venky was recognized on the 2013, ’14 and ’15 Forbes Midas List.Prior to Globespan, Venky was one of the founders of Trigo Technologies and played a critical part in building Trigo into the market leader in the product information management space. IBM acquired the company resulting in a substantial return for all investors. Venky also previously worked at McKinsey & Co., in the firm’s Los Angeles and Johannesberg offices and at Microsoft where he started his career as a Program Manager.
Venky holds a B.A. in Economics-Math from Reed College and a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science with honors from the California Institute of Technology. Venky is chair-elect of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), past Co-President of The India Community Center, and a Trustee of Keys School.