Raju has 20+ years experience as a technology entrepreneur and executive to help early stage companies become leading businesses. Raju joined Sigma in 2012 as a Venture Partner, and brings expertise across a wide-range of disciplines including mobility, SaaS, consumer & enterprise software, and telecom. Over the course of his career, Raju has founded two companies, held executive leadership positions at both early stage companies and Fortune 50 companies, and served as a strategic advisor to numerous startups. Prior to joining Sigma, Raju co-founded and held the positions of COO and CMO at Rave Mobile Safety, the leading provider of SaaS-based safety solutions. Rave is currently being used by hundreds of schools and state/local governments to help keep millions of individuals safe, secure, and connected. Previously, Raju helped to start SwiftReach Networks, a leading provider of enhanced telecommunications solutions for businesses & government. Prior to SwiftReach, Raju was the EVP of Product Management at Vettro, a SaaS-based provider of enterprise mobile applications for sales, fleet, and service organizations. Earlier in his career, Raju held numerous executive roles at AT&T and Lucent, where he was responsible for R&D, architecture, product management, and GM for the international emerging technologies division. Raju has been (and continues to be) a strategic advisor to numerous early stage companies, including Condaptive (sold to Millennial Media) and Global Bay (sold to Verifone). Raju is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering.