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Raj brings more than 20 years of experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist to his role at Omidyar Network, overseeing mobile technology investments in emerging markets.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2011, Raj co-founded BlueStream Ventures, a $300 million technology venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley. As the firm’s general partner, he led investments across a number of technology sectors in the enterprise and consumer segments. Previously, Raj was a software research analyst at investment banking firms Thomas Weisel Partners and Wessels, Arnold & Henderson (now Royal Bank of Canada). He began his career as a software engineer at Sun Microsystems.
Raj earned a master’s degree in computer science from Clemson University and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in India, where he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Raj serves as the Silicon Valley Chair of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) mentoring program, which connects prominent venture capitalists with aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Saturday, May 18th
03:00 pm to 03:30 pm