I have been a VC for 15+ years and have helped build many successful companies. I have "seen the movie" before many times and can help guide the founders. Plus, I have been a successful angel and seed investor for almost 20 years, so can bring the benefit of that set of experiences as well.
I am an active investor with investment experience in 250+ companies. I am the founder of multi-stage VC firm, Cota Capital and seed stage venture firm, Streamlined Ventures. Over the last 20 years, I have seed invested in over 100 companies, many of which have gone on to become significant successes. Areas of interest include mobile, Web 2.0, enterprise computing and the infrastructure technologies for those spaces.
Before this, I was a senior member of the team and helped build Globespan Capital Partners, a leading VC firm. There I led investments in numerous companies and was an active member of their boards. I also helped my colleagues at the firm evaluate and invest in over 100 other companies.
Prior to that I helped build FAC/Equities, a prominent investment banking and research boutique during the 1990s. During that time, I was named a Wall Street All Star by the Wall Street Journal and was recognized as one of the top research analysts on Wall Street by Fortune magazine.
Ullas has been one of our best investors. From a fund-raising perspective he is decisive and fast - he won't wait until other people invest, if he likes you he will invest. Long-term I am really glad I took his money. He has helped the company throughout the good and the bad.
Ullas is an amazing investor and person. He pinpoints opportunity and risk quickly and has access to one the most amazing networks I've ever seen. Most importantly, we consider him a strong long term asset for our company.