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Ravi Mhatre

Partner

"Our mission today remains the same as when we founded Lightspeed: to provide entrepreneurs with the support, guidance and resources they need to become successful CEOs."

Ravi is a Partner of Lightspeed and focuses on investments in enterprise IT, mobility, and Internet and cloud-based services and applications. Ravi has 17 years of venture capital experience and before entering venture capital he ran a product management group at Silicon Graphics and also worked in management consulting at Booz Allen and as a software engineer for BDIS, a Silicon Valley biotech instruments manufacturer.

His current investments include Nutanix, Appdynamics, Natera, Mulesoft, Sailpoint, Edgespring, TheFind and Kixeye. He has also severed as a board member or board observer for numerous successful venture-backed companies including net.Genesis (NTGX), Verio (VRIO), Riverbed (RVBD), Lifeminders (LFMN), Kosmix (acquired by Walmart), TutorVista (acquired by Pearson), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Waveset (acquired by Oracle), Rapsphere (acquired by Appsense), Masergy (acquired by Abry) and Webspective (acquired by Inktomi), and has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of top venture capital investors.

Ravi has also served on the Board of Directors of TiE (The Indus Entrepreurs Forum) in Silicon Valley, as a VC advisory board member to DeVenCI, the Deparment of Defense’s start-up technology acquisition forum, and as a judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Ravi holds a BS in Electical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Something most people don’t know about Ravi:

“I lived in 4 different US states and on 3 different continents before turning 18.”

Ravi Mhatre
Email:   ravi@lsvp dot com

Current Investments:

AppDynamics
Bromium
Influitive
Kixeye
MuleSoft
Natera
Netskope
Nutanix
OpTier
Peel
Qubole
SailPoint
TheFind
ThoughtSpot
Zscaler

Prior Investments:

EdgeSpring

Acquired, CRM

Kosmix Corporation

Acquired, WMT

LifeMinders

Public, LFMN

Masergy

Acquired, ABRY Partners

Pulse

Acquired, LNKD

RAPsphere

Acquired, AppSense

Riverbed Technology

Public, RVBD

StreamOnce

Acquired, JIVE

Totality

Acquired, Verizon

TutorVista

Acquired, Pearson

Virsa Systems

Acquired, SAP

Waveset

Acquired, Oracle