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Venkatesh Harinarayan


Dr. Venkatesh Harinarayan is the Co-Founder and served as President at Cambrian Ventures. Dr. Venkatesh Harinarayan serves as Co-Founding Partner at Milliways Ventures. He serves as an Advisor at Qubole. He is a Founder and President at Cambrian Ventures. He is a Co-Founding Partner at He is also a Founding Partner of @WalmartLabs and has served as its Senior Vice President. He is also a Founding Partner of Kosmix Corporation. He is an Advisor at UReach Technologies. He serves as an Investor, Advisor, and Board Member to several technology start-ups. He serves as a Board Member at Jasper Design Automation. Prior to founding the firm in 2000, he was a General Manager at, was working with the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeff Bezos, he helped create's marketplace business. He came to in 1998 through the $250 million acquisition of Junglee that he co-founded in 1996. At Junglee, he ran an award-winning marketing program and was also responsible for building key strategic relationships. He has authored multiple technical papers including one which received ACM SIGMOD's best paper award in 1996, and also has three patents including one referred to as the most useful database patent to come out of IBM in 10 years. His achievements include a PR program that included a campaign that won the Bulldog Award for the best media campaign of 1998 and key strategic relationships with companies like Yahoo!, Excite, and Ziff Davis. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,, India Today, CNET TV, on the cover of Business Week (Intl. Ed.), and SiliconIndia. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Computer Science. He is also an Angel Investor.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Venkatesh Harinarayan Investments (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
DocsApp 12-Dec-2017 Early Stage VC 00.00 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
0000000000 02-Dec-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
0000000 29-Apr-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
0000000 05-Jan-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Application Software Startup 000000000 00000000000 00.0
000000000 0000 01-May-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
00000 000000 28-Apr-2015 00000 00000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000000 00000000000 00.0
00000000 25-Sep-2014 0000 00000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
000000000 04-Aug-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
Lumoid 20-Aug-2013 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Electronics (B2C) Out of Business 000000000 00000000000 00.0
Whisper 04-Apr-2013 Early Stage VC 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000000000 00.0
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Venkatesh Harinarayan Exits (12)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Lyft 29-Mar-2019 IPO 00.000 Completed
00000 06-Feb-2019 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
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00000000 15-Aug-2018 000000000000000000 000 Completed
  • 00&0
00000000 14-Feb-2018 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
  • 00000000
000000 10-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000 29-Sep-2017 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 00000000000
0000000 14-Nov-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000
0000000 01-Nov-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000
PunchTab 22-Sep-2015 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • @WalmartLabs
Gigaom 09-Mar-2015 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg Completed
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Venkatesh Harinarayan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Venkatesh Harinarayan Ph.D Angel Investor 00 San Francisco, CA