Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Trinity Ventures, an early stage technology and Internet venture capital firm, announces the addition of Prakash Ramamurthy as an Entrepreneur in Residence (“EIR”). As an EIR, Mr. Ramamurthy will apply his expertise in consumer services, SaaS, security and cloud computing in helping Trinity identify new investment opportunities.
“We are delighted to welcome Prakash to Trinity as an EIR,” says Ajay Chopra, Trinity General Partner, “Prakash’s background is unique in that he has had senior executive level experience at consumer services companies as well as enterprise/SaaS companies, both key focus sectors for Trinity. I am really looking forward to working with Prakash!”
Prakash is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience leading product strategy and technology vision in startups and high growth companies. Prior to joining Trinity Ventures he was the Chief Product Officer at LifeLock where he was instrumental in driving member and revenue growth resulting in a successful IPO in 2012.
Prior to LifeLock, Prakash served as the senior VP of product management and engineering for Gaia Online, a teen and young adult avatar-based social gaming and community website. During his time there, he helped Gaia Online become of the leaders in virtual goods and micro-transactions. Prior to Gaia Prakash was the VP of identity management and security products for Oracle, the world’s largest business software company. In the nine years before Oracle, he served as senior VP of product and technology at Oblix until it was purchased by Oracle.
“I have followed Trinity Ventures over the past several years and I am impressed with the breadth of their investment portfolio,” says Ramamurthy, “ Also their EIR program is highly engaging and immersive with unfettered access to the investment team and their extended network, which makes it ideal for entrepreneurs like me. I am excited to be here and look forward to an interesting experience.”
About Trinity Ventures:
Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures is a boutique, early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures believes in personal engagement, mutual respect and goal alignment with entrepreneurs. Trinity focuses on early stage and seed technology investments with particular emphasis on social commerce and entertainment, digital media, Saas, and cloud and infrastructure.
Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100 ventures, including such leading companies as 21Vianet, Affinity Labs, Aruba Networks, BeachMint, Bix, Blue Nile, Crescendo Communications, Extreme Networks, Forte Software, Infoblox, IntruVert Networks, KIXEYE, LoopNet, Modulus Video, Network Alchemy, Photobucket, SciQuest, Speedera Networks, Starbucks, Sygate Technologies, Trion Worlds, Wall Data, and Zulily.