Raghu Madabushi is a Director at GE Ventures’ New Business Creation team working on early stage investment opportunities in the broader IT and related services space.
He comes from the Linux Foundation where he was a Senior Director managing a large portfolio of collaborative open-source technology projects spanning a wide variety of areas including, cloud, networking, security, compute infrastructure, automotive, digital commerce, and IoT.
Prior to Linux, he was a Director at Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Invention Development Fund (IDF) and headed the startup investing business (IDFStart) helping build products and incubate startups. Raghu also helped create and manage the ~$250M IT (HW/SW/Telecom) asset portfolio.
Raghu has 20+ years of experience with technology, capital markets, and IP/innovation.
Prior to IV, Raghu held buy-side and sell-side roles at Wall Street firms including, Collins Stewart, Oppenheimer & Co., and Friedman Billings Ramsey. Investments typically spanned sectors involving communication ICs, semiconductors, eCommerce, Gaming/Interactive Entertainment, and consumer electronics chip vendors.
Raghu also brings extensive experience in the hardware and software design space having worked in various roles including, semiconductor device fabrication, chip design, systems architecture, strategy, and marketing for Texas Instruments, Intel Corp, Cadence Design Systems, and others. He also is a co-founder of a health-wellness wearables startup that is working on bringing quantified-self data and insights about individuals and their environment to users.
Raghu received an MBA in Finance and Investments from Southern Methodist University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Madras, India.
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