AI: Beyond the Buzzword

By Ravi Viswanathan (published in Silicon India Magazine) Unicorn. Cloud. Wearable. Big Data. SaaS. Internet of Things. These are just a few of the trendy tech buzzwords that have permeated the media, startup pitch decks, and investors’ [...]

Fintech: The Changing Face of Finance

Wearables v2.0

I wrote a blog on my experience with wearables a couple of years ago (My Wearables “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”) - it basically was a lamentation of my journey to find one (or any!) that [...]

Reinventing customer service: the modern contact center

By Ravi Viswanathan and Scott Sandell Frustration. Impatience. Disappointment. Anger. These are feelings associated with a negative customer experience...and the old adage that an unhappy customer complains to 10 others?  No longer true. Thanks to social [...]

Focus on Fintech: The Opportunity to Transform Financial Services

By Ravi Viswanathan and Rick Yang The size of an opportunity has a direct relationship with the potential for outsized returns. Again and again, we’ve seen that the companies with the largest magnitude of success are [...]

Future of FinTech: The Infrastructure Layer

Forter: The new force behind retail & ecommerce security

A decade ago, when we heard the term “retail security” it was likely to evoke images of mall security guards patrolling local shopping centers. But now, it’s 2016 and things have changed. According to the U.S. [...]

Company Building in the Connected Era

The Power of the Vertical Cloud – Why We Invested in Placester

Chetan Puttagunta and Ravi Viswanathan At NEA, we have been excited about our thesis in vertical clouds, or enterprise cloud software solutions purpose-built for a specific industry or vertical.  The really interesting verticals are typically [...]

Culture: why it matters from day one – and every day after

“Culture, culture, culture.” Nick Woodman & Ravi Viswanathan speaking at NEA’s tech CEO retreat last week, Nick Woodman called out culture again and again as a fundamental and determining factor in his—or any—company’s success. As [...]

Celebrating Entrepreneurship at Wharton – The Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Dinner (10/8/14)

A couple of years ago, I joined the Advisory Board of Wharton Entrepreneurship (WE), which is one of the Wharton Boards and is focused on stimulating and advancing entrepreneurship in the Wharton & Penn communities. [...]

The Last Mile of Enterprise Applications

Ravi Viswanathan, Kittu Kolluri, & Aaron Jacobson At NEA we’ve been privileged to help fuel the evolution of enterprise software from on-premise to the cloud by working with category-defining SaaS companies such as WebEx,, [...]

My Wearables “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

With all of the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, I decided to go through my entire “graveyard” (or more appropriately, my personal “boulevard of broken dreams” given the promise each had) of wearables devices, from [...]

Acquia: Transforming Digital Business by Bringing Together Content & Commerce

Ravi Viswanathan and Chetan Puttagunta Today, enterprises are faced with the reality that customers want to engage in an end-to-end, cohesive buying experience through the web, across devices and platforms. However, the conventional formula to [...]

Captora: Solving the Marketer’s Dilemma

Scott Sandell, Ravi Viswanathan, and Rick Yang Today we are thrilled to announce our investment in Captora, which is revolutionizing demand generation with its cloud marketing solution. The role of marketing within enterprises has become more expansive and [...]

Ravi Viswanathan, NEA, at Oasis Summit 2014

The Top 100 Venture Partners on the Planet

Source: AlwaysOn This year, AlwaysOn honors the talented investors in the Global Silicon Valley who have been funding technologies greatest ideas in digital entertainment, on-demand computing, cloud and infrastructure, and digital media. With the advent [...]

Ravi Viswanathan at Cybertech 2014

Ravi Viswanathan will be featured at the CyberTech 2014 International Conference & Exhibition. CyberTech will bring together multi-national companies, over a hundred start-ups, private and corporate investors, venture capital firms, experts, clients and more to [...]

GlobalLogic Innovate 2013 Recap

Ravi Viswanathan Welcomes Wharton Executive MBA Students to NEA

Ravi Viswanathan, NEA General Partner and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania alum, will host a group of executive MBA students from Wharton, San Francisco for an afternoon of networking and learning about NEA and the Venture Capital [...]