Venk has had a long and varied career that includes sales, marketing, and general management, and has a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth. He has worked as a senior marketing executive in large technology companies in Silicon Valley and has been involved with numerous early stage companies as an executive, investor, board member, or advisor.
As President of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Silicon Valley and Chairman of TiE Global, he presides over one of the most powerful networks focused on technology startups in Silicon Valley. TiE, with 61 chapters across 18 countries, exists to promote wealth creation through entrepreneurship, and its membership includes the entire ecosystem of entrepreneurship – VCs, successful entrepreneurs, senior executives in public companies as well as budding entrepreneurs.
Venk also started a CIO Forum which connects 25 CIOs from companies, such as Costco, Walmart, Clorox, GE Capital, HCA Health Care and others with the most innovative B2B companies in the Valley. He is also the Founding Chair and active member of TiE Angels, one of the most active Angel investor groups in the Valley.
Venk is a General Partner at Monta Vista Capital, an early stage VC fund that invests in strong IP based companies with transformational impact on the industry
Venk holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.Eng in Electronics Engineering from NIT in India.