Venkat is a serial entrepreneur and active as an Angel investor, Mentor, Board member and Advisor to various start ups both in the US and in India. Some of his investments are Capillary Technologies, Innovaccer, THB, Elucidata etc. The valuation of these companies cumulatively is over a billion dollars, with most of them attracting later round funding from the likes of Sequoia, NVP, Bessemer, Lightspeed, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Warburg Pincus. Venkat is one of the founding LPs with Accel Partners India (Erasmic) which has invested in the likes of Curefit, Swiggy, Flipkart, Virident. He is also one of the founding Board members of Tie SoCal Angel Fund. He has been a Charter Member of TiE SoCal since 2002.