Sudip Chakrabarti

Partner, Madrona Venture Group

Sudip joined Madrona in 2018. Sudip is particularly interested in companies that are transforming the enterprise, cloud and infrastructure markets. He especially enjoys working with technical founders – sharing his own experiences as a technical founder and helping them to build successful teams and businesses.

Prior to joining Madrona, Sudip was a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he led or co-led investments in Streamlio, Serverless, Rainnet, Exabeam and, a Madrona portfolio company, Heptio. He started his investing career at Osage University Partners and subsequently was an enterprise investor at Andreessen Horowitz where he was involved with companies such as Actifio, Databricks, Digital Ocean, Forward Networks, Mesosphere and Samsara.

Before venturing into early-stage investing, Sudip was an entrepreneur and an engineer. He started his first company when he was at Georgia Tech, and his second while in business school. In between, he spent a few years as an engineer building complex software systems at Synopsys.

This experience of founding enterprise technology-oriented businesses led Sudip to the venture side and he has been investing in enterprise and open source software companies since that time. His founder experience gives him direct insight into the challenges of startups which involve ups and downs and persistence. He strives to be a trusted partner to every entrepreneur he works with.

Sudip received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur.

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