Pravin joined Menlo Ventures 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.
His prior involvements and board seats include Centrality Communications, acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF) in 2007 for $283 million, EdgeCast Networks, acquired by Verizon (VZ), Like.com, acquired by Google (GOOG) in 2010 and newScale, acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) in 2011.
Pravin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.) 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
Centrality Communications, acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF)
Like.com, acquired by Google (GOOG)
newScale, acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
EdgeCast Networks, acquired by Verizon (VZ)
Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB)
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