Pradeep Raman joins us at Forward Partners

By December 18, 2013Forward Partners

Pradeep

I’m pleased to let you all know that Pradeep Raman has joined us as Senior Associate from Piton Capital, a VC fund that invests in marketplaces. Prior to Piton Pradeep was an entrepreneur, founding three companies in New Zealand and the UK.

Our strategy here is to get into the best deals and help them towards better outcomes by offering a package of cash investment, strategic guidance and tangible operational help. As cash requirements drop, and as capital gets commoditised, competing on value add is the key to making money as a venture capital fund. Doing that well requires that we combine great investment decisions with the capability to really help our portfolio, and I mean really help.

Pradeep’s blend of operational and investment experience position him well to help us on both sides of this promise. He will be helping us originate and execute on deals and assisting the entrepreneurs we back to build their businesses.

As a reminder, we invest from true startup stage to late-seed/early Series A and we’re focused on ecommerce companies building brands that people love and the associated ecosystem. Our USP is that we run an expert operational team for the benefit of our portfolio.