Pravin joined Menlo Ventures as a partner in 2001, and focuses on investments in the cloud, SaaS, and e-commerce sectors. His current investments and board seats include BlueVine, FiveStars, Glympse, Lumosity, Munchery, Nexenta, Pillpack, Poshmark, Signifyd, Stance, The Black Tux, and vArmour.
Prior involvements and board seats include Carbonite (IPO: CARB); Centrality Communications, acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF) for $283M; EdgeCast Networks, acquired by Verizon (VZ) for $400M; Credant Technologies, acquired by Dell; Like.com, acquired by Google (GOOG); and newScale, acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO).
Pravin holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He started his career as an engineer working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Later, he worked for Pacific Communication Sciences and ADC Telecommunications as a product manager. He was introduced to the world of venture capital in business school, while working for @Ventures, and discovered his real passion was meeting and working with great entrepreneurs.
Pravin lives in Menlo Park with his wife and two children. In his spare time (what little there is) he enjoys playing the guitar, sailing, and running.
The Black Tux
Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB)
Centrality Communications, acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF)
Credant Technologies, acquired by Dell
EdgeCast Networks, acquired by Verizon (VZ)
Like.com, acquired by Google (GOOG)
newScale, acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
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