Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in SaaS and internet companies across all stages. He has invested in several companies that have gone on to stage IPOs, including Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV); Coupa (NASDAQ: COUP); Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE); Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO, acquired by Vista Equity Partners); Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX); Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR, acquired by Adobe); RealPage (NASDAQ: RP); and Wayfair (NYSE: W).
He also invested in several companies that have experienced M&A events, such as A Place for Mom (acquired by Warburg Pincus); AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco); Brightree (acquired by ResMed); Chef (acquired by Progress); Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings); Internet Brands (acquired by Hellman & Friedman); OpsGenie (acquired by Atlassian); Stella Connect (acquired by Medallia, Inc.); and VSS Monitoring (acquired by Danaher). Neeraj also played a key role in several other Battery investments including Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN); ITA Software (acquired by Google); and Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR).
Neeraj is currently on the boards of Amplitude, Braze, Catchpoint, Clubhouse, Dataiku, Kustomer, LogRocket, Pendo, Reify Health, Scopely, Sprinklr (NYSE: CXM), Tealium, Thundra, Wunderkind (formerly BounceX), Workato and Yesware. He is a board observer for InVision and Mattermost. Neeraj has also made seed investments in companies including Dooly, PayStand, Reibus International and System Initiative since 2019.
Neeraj has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists in the world, for the past ten consecutive years. In 2019, he cracked the top ten on the list by reaching number nine. In 2017, Neeraj was named to the Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide by the New York Times. Neeraj has provided insights on current market trends in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, CNBC.com, Forbes, TechCrunch and The New York Times. Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at RealNetworks and an operating executive at SkyTV. Neeraj holds a BS in computer science from Cornell and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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