Ravi ViswanathanFounder & Managing Partner at NewView Capital
Ravi Viswanathan is the Founder and Managing Partner of NewView Capital (NVC), a venture firm dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors with the freedom to drive continual innovation and sustainable growth. With over $2.2B under management, NVC invests in technology companies through both direct investments and curated portfolio acquisitions, pairing flexible capital with operational excellence. Focusing primarily on growth-stage companies, with an emphasis on B2B software as a service (SaaS), fintech, consumer internet, and artificial intelligence (AI), the NVC portfolio includes Plaid, Duolingo, Forter, Hims & Hers, MessageBird, and Scopely.
Prior to founding NVC, Ravi was a General Partner at NEA, where he oversaw investment in enterprise software and fintech companies and co-led the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity effort. His investments of note include Braintree (acquired by PayPal), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), TeleAtlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), Cyence (acquired by Guidewire), Acquia (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Scout (acquired by Workday), Plaid, and Forter. Ravi spent several years at Goldman Sachs in the Private Equity Technology Practice before joining NEA. He began his career in consulting at McKinsey & Co and as a scientist at Raychem Corporation.
Ravi holds an MBA from Wharton, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of California Santa Barbara, and a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Chair of the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.