Menlo Ventures, a Menlo Park, CA-based venture capital firm, announced Rama Sekhar as its newest partner.
At Menlo, Sekhar will focus his investments on cybersecurity, AI, and cloud infrastructure. He joins Menlo after 15 years at Norwest Venture Partners, where he invested in several companies, including Algorithmia, Dremio, Harness, InfluxData, Numbers Station, Veza, and more. Sekhar also previously held positions at Comcast Ventures and Cisco Systems, where he held roles as a systems engineer and product manager. His diverse experiences position him as a strategic asset with technical acumen, a strong investment track record, and a deep network of industry connections.
Sekhar is passionate about democratizing software development, making AI easier to build and deploy, and securing the infrastructure and applications of tomorrow.
Sekhar is the latest addition to Menlo’s growing team of investors who leverage extensive industry expertise in high-growth sectors. The firm most recently brought on partners Joff Redfern, the former CPO of Atlassian, well-known consumer investor Amy Wu, and former Splunk CTO Tim Tully. Additionally, Menlo recently promoted Derek Xiao to investor and Andreas Vandris to principal. The firm will continue to hire in 2024 and plans to bring an additional operator-turned-investor into the firm as a partner.
Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. The portfolio includes more than 80 public companies, over 165 mergers and acquisitions, and currently have $5.8 billion under management. Portfolio companies have included Abnormal Security, Anthropic, Benchling, Carta, Chime, Harness, Poshmark, PillPack, Pinecone, Roku, Rover, Uber, and Warby Parker.