Preeti Rathi joined Icon Ventures in 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, Alation, At-Bay and Paravision. She is also actively involved with Asserts and Cequence Security. 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, MS 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.