|Venture Fund Member Profile
At ONSET, we believe in collaboration. Over 20 years of experience tells us that companies have a greater chance of success when guided by people who have built similar businesses before. Venture craftsmanship is a hands-on, personal collaboration.
ONSET always engages with a commitment to help entrepreneurs develop business strategies and solve the problems companies face at all stages of growth. We invest in fewer companies so we're able to actively support each partner with our proven venture craftsmanship approach. It means we're ready to tackle every issue—from finding a great CTO or planning a clinical trial strategy, to developing a business model and building an effective partner network.
We specialize in incubating ideas—working with inventors and entrepreneurs to test theories and find applications. We provide funding at every step of the way, from seed money to later-stage funding. We know you want to change the world with your ideas, and we want to help make it happen.
With over $1 billion under management, ONSET has the financial resources to match the strong personal commitment of each of our partners. We focus exclusively on information and medical technologies, investing solely in companies where we believe that we can add value far beyond financial capital.
ONSET has backed over 100 companies since 1984, focusing on early-stage and select later-stage enterprises in business-to-business markets. We have an enviable track record: over 80% of ONSET investments have gone on to achieve successive levels of financing, significantly higher than the industry at large.
Raman Khanna has 20 years of operating experience and 15 years of investment experience in information technology. Raman was named on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 dealmaker in 2008. He has been involved in many start-ups that had exits valued at over $1 Billion.
At ONSET, Raman is focused on software, internet infrastructure and digital media sectors. He currently serves on boards of Mixercast, Permuto, Serus, FirstRain and Nitronex.
Prior to becoming a managing director of ONSET, Raman co-founded Diamondhead Ventures in June 2000 where he led the firm's investments in Cavium Networks (IPO: CAVM), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems), PassMark Security (acquired by RSA Security/EMC), Orative (acquired by Cisco Systems), Intraspect (acquired by Vignette), Serus, FirstRain and Nitronex.
Prior to Diamondhead Ventures, Raman worked at Stanford University for 16 years in various roles, including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Raman also served on Advisory Boards of many global technology companies. During his Stanford tenure, Raman was actively involved with many high technology start-ups as an angel investor, advisor and board member. His portfolio included Berkeley Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), Postini (acquired by Google), Siara Networks (acquired by Redback), SupportSoft (IPO), Shopping.com (IPO), Selectica (IPO) and Entercept Security Technologies (acquired by McAfee).
Raman received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Delhi University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
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