Stage: Venture
Focus: Enterprise
Location: Palo Alto, San Francisco

Rama focuses on early to late-stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure including cloud, AI/ML, DevOps, cybersecurity, and networking. Rama’s current investments include Amberflo, ClearDATA, DataRobot, Dremio, FOSSA, Harness, InfluxData, Productiv, and Veza. Rama was previously an investor in Agari (acquired by HelpSystems), Algorithmia (acquired by DataRobot), Bitglass (acquired by Forcepoint), Cmd (acquired by Elastic), Fungible (acquired by Microsoft), Morta Security (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), SourceClear (acquired by CA), Pertino Networks (acquired by Cradlepoint), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), TRUSTID (acquired by Neustar), and Qubole (acquired by Idera). Rama also actively partnered with several NVP alumni companies as a board observer including Apigee (IPO/acquired by Google), Cyan (acquired by Ciena), FireEye (IPO: FEYE), Shape Security (acquired by F5), Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google), and Virtela (acquired by NTT).

Before joining Norwest in 2009, Rama was with Comcast Ventures, where he focused on investment opportunities in the enterprise and infrastructure sectors. Prior to Comcast Ventures, Rama was a product manager at Cisco Systems, where he defined product strategy for the GSR 12000 Series and CRS-1 routers. Previously, Rama was a sales engineer at Cisco Systems where he sold networking and security products to AT&T.

Rama holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in finance and entrepreneurial management and a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering, with high honors, from Rutgers University.

Get To Know Rama
  • 01
    What was your first job?
    Bailing hay on a farm in New Jersey
  • 02
    What is something that people may not know about you?
    I played trumpet for 25 years.
  • 03
    What are your interests outside of work?
    Shooting hoops, rooting for the New York Giants, and playing human jungle gym with my daughter and son!