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Rajeev Madhavan


Mr. Rajeev Madhavan is a Co-Founder & serves as a General Partner at Clear Ventures. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Chairman at Robin Systems. He focuses on early stage technology investments. Rajeev's operational specialties are recruiting, software-oriented technology, product definition, sales acceleration, and scaling. He has been a venture investor in over 35 companies. Prior to founding Clear in 2014, Rajeev founded three successful startups. The most recent, Magma Design Automation, became the 4th largest Electronic Design Automation company in the world under his leadership. Rajeev served as Magma's Chairman and CEO from when he co-founded the company in 1997 through its acquisition by Synopsys in February 2012 for $580 million. Magma was listed on Nasdaq in 2001 and was ranked as the 2nd fastest growing Technology Company in 2005 by Forbes. Magma provided core infrastructure software to mobile pioneers such as Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung, which was used to design the core processors at the heart of the smartphone era. Prior to founding Magma, Rajeev co-founded and served as President and CEO of Ambit Design Systems, which was acquired by Cadence in 1998 for $280 million. Rajeev also co-founded and served as Director of Engineering of LogicVision, Inc (IPO under LGVN, then acquired by Mentor). Rajeev is a recipient of the Red Herring Top Innovator award, the lifetime achievement award at NITK, India and various other awards. Rajeev earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication from KREC, Surathkal, India, and an M.S.E.E from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. When Rajeev is not working he can be found with his wife and two children, trail running, tending to his rose gardens, or holding court with technologists figuring out what comes next. He serves as Board Member at Virtual Power Systems. He also serves as an Advisor at Innovium. He serves as Chairman at Reflektion.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 2209 El Camino Real
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • United States

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Rajeev Madhavan Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Frore Systems 01-Jan-2018 Early Stage VC 000.00 Electrical Equipment Stealth 000000 00000000
0000 09-Dec-2015 00000 00000 0000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
00000000 04-Dec-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
000000 08-Oct-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
Reflektion 04-Mar-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
CynApps 01-Dec-1998 Early Stage VC 00.00 Other IT Services Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
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Rajeev Madhavan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Rajeev Madhavan Angel Investor 00 0 0 Palo Alto, CA