National Grid Partners
Raghu Madabushi is a Director at National Grid Partners investing in early stage companies in the broad enterprise SW vertical. Raghu has 20+ years of experience with technology, capital markets, and IP/innovation.
Raghu comes from SRI Ventures and GE Ventures prior to that, where he invested in deep tech and industrial infrastructure (SW, HW, and telecom). Prior to this, he managed a large portfolio of collaborative open-source technology projects while at the Linux Foundation and headed the startup investing business at Intellectual Ventures' Invention Development Fund, helping invest in early stage startups.
Prior to IV, Raghu held buy-side and sell-side roles at Wall Street firms (Oppenheimer & Co, Collins Stewart) and brings extensive experience in the hardware and software design space having worked in various roles including, semiconductor fabrication, chip design, systems architecture, strategy, and marketing (Texas Instruments, Intel, Cadence Design Systems).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Raghu received an MBA in finance and investments from Southern Methodist University, an MS in computer engineering from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communication engineering from University of Madras, India. He enjoys playing badminton and tennis with fellow investors and founders.
A member of Class 24, Raghu is serving his fellowship at National Grid Partners under the mentorship of Patrick Ennis (Class 4), Managing Partner at Madrona Venture Group.