Ravi Mohan has focused his entire career on the software business. He is a co-founder of Shasta Ventures, a firm focusing on early-stage technology companies that serve consumers and businesses. Ravi focuses on technology-enabled services, virally adopted software, business intelligence, and data center automation, and is currently involved in investments Apptio, Zenprise, Clickability, and Lithium Technologies, among others.
Prior to Shasta Ventures, Ravi was a general partner at Battery Ventures where he led eight investments and served on the boards of 12 software and technology-enabled service companies. Before Battery Ventures, Ravi built transaction-processing systems at Accenture, sold and implemented packaged software applications for Hyperion Software Corporation, and ran MIC, a software development firm based in India focused on business intelligence solutions to multinational corporations. Ravi also spent time at McKinsey & Company working with consumer packaged goods companies.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Ravi earned a BS in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an MBA, with Highest Distinction, from the University of Michigan Business School.
Ravi is active in entrepreneurial circles and helped found the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA). In addition, he is an active Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Ravi is a member of Class 2 and served his fellowship under mentor Ollie Curme at Battery Ventures in Wellesley, MA. Ravi serves as the Dean of Fellows for the Kauffman Fellows Program.