Founder and Managing Partner, Ubiquity Ventures
Sunil Nagaraj is the founder and managing partner of Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm with close to $100 million under management and a focus on “software beyond the screen”® startups. This includes B2B technology companies that utilize smart hardware or machine learning to solve business problems outside the reach of computers and smartphones. By transforming real-world physical problems into the domain of software, Ubiquity startups tap into large greenfield markets and offer more effective solutions.
Sunil currently serves on the boards of Esper, Halter, Kinetic, Parallel Domain, PAXAFE, Safehub, Sensable, ThruWave, and other undisclosed investments.
Prior to founding Ubiquity Ventures, Sunil spent six years as a venture capitalist with Bessemer Venture Partners, where his work included leading the seed and Series A rounds of Auth0 (acquired by Okta) and Zapier, as well as investments in Defense.Net (acquired by F5 Networks), Rainforest QA, Rocket Lab, Spire, Tile, and Twitch (acquired by Amazon). Prior to being an investor, Sunil was founder/CEO of Triangulate, a VC-backed online dating startup using machine learning and behavioral data to improve matching accuracy. He has also worked at Bain & Company, Cisco, and Microsoft.
Sunil holds a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (as president-elect) and the Harvard Business School California Research Center. He is also an alumni adviser to the Harvard M.S./MBA program. He spends his free time playing piano, sailing, and nerding out on new technologies.