Rajeev Motwani Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Inactive

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 10


Rajeev Motwani General Information


Mr. Rajeev Motwani is an Angel Investor. He also served as an Advisor at Dot Edu Ventures. He was a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he also served as the director of graduate studies. He had been at Stanford since 1988, after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science from Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur in 1983. Motwani was well-known for his research in several areas of computer science, including databases and data mining, web search and information retrieval, robotics, computational drug design, and theoretical computer science. He had written two books used at universities all over the world -- Randomized Algorithms published by Cambridge University Press in 1995, and an undergraduate textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 2001. Many startups in Silicon Valley are founded or staffed by people who were Motwani's students at Stanford. He was an avid angel and seed investor, advisor to several venture funds, a charter member of TIE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs), and on the board of BASES (Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students). He served as a board member or advisor to several companies, including Agitar, Asempra, Centrata, Chutney, Coral8, Flarion, Flexlogics, Google, GreenBorder, Jumpstart Ventures, Meru Networks, Mimosa, Neopath Networks, Revenue Science, Sinett, and Xambala.

Business Details

Investor Status
Out of Business
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Stanford, CA
  • United States

Rajeev Motwani Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Ankeena Networks 08-Aug-2008 Early Stage VC 00.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Mahatat 21-Jul-2008 00000 00000 00000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Tapulous 09-Jul-2008 00000 00000 00.00 Application Software Profitable 000000 0000000
Flowgram 31-Jan-2008 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
TokBox 14-Oct-2007 00000 00000 000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
CastTV 24-Apr-2007 00000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Product Development 000000 0000000
Kaboodle 26-Mar-2007 00000 00000 00.000 Social Content Product Development 000000 0000000
Anchor Intelligence 12-Mar-2007 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000000
Meraki (California) 15-Dec-2006 Early Stage VC 00.000 Connectivity Products Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Simply Hired 04-Aug-2005 Early Stage VC 000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000000

Rajeev Motwani Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Simply Hired 30-Jun-2016 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
Meraki (California) 20-Dec-2012 000000000000000000 00000
TokBox 22-Oct-2012 000000000000000000 0000
Anchor Intelligence 01-May-2011 0000000000: 000000
CastTV 16-Dec-2010 000000000000000000
Tapulous 01-Jul-2010 000000000000000000 0000
Ankeena Networks 09-Apr-2010 000000000000000000 000.00
Flowgram 12-Jun-2009 0000000000: 000000
Kaboodle 08-Aug-2007 Merger/Acquisition
Patkai Networks 21-Jan-2002 Out of Business

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Rajeev Motwani Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Rajeev Motwani Angel Investor 00 0 Stanford, CA

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