Board of Directors
Ramanan Raghavendran - Director
Mr. Raghavendran founded Kubera in December 2006 together with Kumar Mahadeva.
Prior to founding Kubera, he was responsible for leading the successful cross-border investing efforts at TH Lee Putnam Ventures (THLPV) as a Senior Partner and continues to oversee the THLPV portfolio today. Ramanan was formerly a Senior Partner at Insight Venture Partners where he invested in business process outsourcing and enterprise software companies, including cross-border investing via Connect Capital, an Insight affiliate. Prior to joining Insight, he was a senior member of the investment team at General Atlantic where he initiated the Internet-related investment effort and also led sector efforts in technology services and enterprise software. Ramanan began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Ramanan co-founded and co-managed Impact Partners, the first Indian venture philanthropy fund. Impact provided funds to nine non-profit organizations that today impact 1.5 million lives (primarily underprivileged children). Ramanan is the chairman of the advisory board of Magic Bus, an NGO that assists at-risk children across India; it was incubated in his Mumbai office. He has served on several non-profit boards in India and the U.S. over the last 20 years.
Ramanan is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania; is an Overseer of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn; serves on the boards of Pennís two India centers; and chairs two alumni interview committees for Penn Admissions.
Ramanan holds a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Engineering.