National Grid Partners
Pradeep Tagare manages National Grid Partners’ strategic investments for it’s $400M venture fund. The fund has invested in 40 startups including 4 early-stage VC Funds in the UK, Israel and the US. Pradeep joined National Grid Partners from Intel Capital where he worked for over 13 years in Silicon Valley and India. At Intel Capital, Pradeep led 16 investments which resulted in 2 IPOs and 8 M&A exits with 2 Unicorns and 1 Decacorn in the portfolio. Prior to Intel Capital, Pradeep spent over 12 years in Silicon Valley in technology/product marketing roles at startups such as Inference, BroadVision, Healthon, and as an entrepreneur starting Yopa, a mobile middleware software company (acquired by XDrive/AOL). Pradeep has an M.S.E.E from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BE (EE) from the University of Bombay, and is a Kauffman Fellow.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Pradeep lives in the Bay area with his wife, twin teenage daughters, and a Golden Retriever. He loves to cook, hike and experience wine
Pradeep is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 10 and served his fellowship under mentor Keith Larson at Intel Capital in Santa Clara, CA.