Preeti Rathi joined Icon Ventures the beginning of 2020 as a general partner, bringing over 14 years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist and an operator. She has a unique combination of venture investing, product management and technical abilities. Preeti is focused on investing in enterprise companies – with a particular interest in intelligent (ML/AI enabled) applications and digital transformation of traditionally analog verticals. She is passionate about working with and helping to grow companies from early stage startups to large successful businesses.
Preeti has a demonstrated history of investing in cutting-edge B2B software startups. Before joining Icon, she was a partner at Ignition Partners, where she focused on B2B software investments. Prior to Ignition, she was at Opus Capital and the venture arm of Juniper Networks. She also has a strong operating background and has held various roles at Cisco in product management and development, wherein she brought a variety of B2B products to market including Cisco’s billion dollars revenue products like the ASR 9000 Series.
Preeti is on the Board of Aisera and Confluera. Her prior investments include Tractable, CrowdAI, Auxon, Turi (acquired by Apple) and Vectra. She was also a board observer for Aviatrix and Trifacta.
Preeti holds a BS in Computer Science, M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. She is a member of the All Raise organization, where she devotes her time to mentoring rising female VCs and entrepreneurs.