Venrock is thrilled to announce that Ganesh Srinivasan has joined us as a partner in our Palo Alto office. He will help us expand our efforts to find passionate entrepreneurs, focused on building the future in data infrastructure and developer tools. 

The amount of data being generated and stored has exploded in volume. This, coupled with increased needs of data driven applications like AI, has led to the emergence of a new architecture and a paradigm shift in how we solve for new performance requirements. Ganesh’s technical expertise and knowledge will be a welcome addition to the team and our portfolio companies. Ganesh is particularly excited about Venrock’s deep focus on this space as shown by the investments in companies like Astronomer and Decodable, which are pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Ganesh brings a wealth of tech operating experience to Venrock. In the past decade, he has helped scale engineering teams at Confluent, Uber as VP Engineering, and LinkedIn during their hyper-growth phase. Most recently, he served as Chief Product Officer at Confluent, which is the leading provider of data streaming infrastructure based on Apache Kafka. During his time at Confluent, his team grew 20x as he led the company’s transition from an open source on-premise model to a cloud based SaaS offering. Confluent went public during his tenure in 2021.

Venrock’s rich history of investing in early stage companies, starting with Apple and Intel, includes Cloudflare, Dataminr, Devoted Health, Lucid Motors, Lyra, Personal Capital and Nest. We’re excited Ganesh is joining us and look forward to building companies together.