Ran Ding

Vice President

Stage: Growth Equity

Location: Palo Alto

Ran focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including technology, business services, and consumer. Ran sits on the board of Avetta and Infutor, and he is actively involved with Norwest’s investments in ACL, Avetta, Cority, Infutor, Kendra Scott (recapitalized by Berkshire Partners), and The Rainmaker Group. Ran was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in 1010data (acquired by Advance), Rainmaker – Multifamily (acquired by RealPage), and The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss).

Before joining Norwest, Ran was an analyst at Union Square Advisors, a technology investment banking firm. At Union Square Advisors, Ran advised technology companies and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financings, and divestitures. Prior to Union Square, Ran worked as an analyst in the Asset Backed Securities group at Citigroup.

Ran holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University. Ran is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) candidate, having passed the level III CFA examination.

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