Nirvana’s investment philosophy is focused around being an early investor in internet, mobile and network companies in India, that are riding the boom in the digitization of the Indian economy. Ideally, we like to be the first institutional investors, early enough in the lifecycle of the company to help make a meaningful contribution to the outcome of these companies. As we take the risk of investing early, we look to back opportunities that could provide us outsized returns. Our investment decisions focus on the entrepreneurs we invest in and the dynamics of the industry that they operate in. Markets that excite us have the potential for strong long-term growth.
We look for competent entrepreneurs who either have a compelling consumer insight or expertise into an industry that creates a competitive edge. Ideally, these entrepreneurs will also have experience in building strong teams. We spend time with companies early in their life cycle providing help around business strategy, team, and financing, as appropriate. The blend of investing and operating experience of our team, positions us well to add value to our portfolio companies and thereby investors of choice for quality teams in India.
Raman is a seasoned executive leader with 25+ years of Software Engineering, Services, and Data Center Operations experience in a blend of big and small companies, including multiple venture backed startups with distributed teams in US, India and China.
Raman is currently SVP Engineering at FirstFuel Software in Boston.