Kiran supports the investment sourcing functions at the firm and targets startups, primarily on the East Coast, where he is based, that fit Sierra’s investment thesis. He also is tasked with research into new industries that could be ready for disruption. He also works on developing Sierra’s network of partner VCs on the East Coast and providing support for our CXO Advisory Board activities.
Prior to Sierra, Kiran worked at Thinknum, an early stage ‘Data as a Service’ startup. His time at Thinknum was spent developing and growing its private equity and venture capital pipeline and clients. He also worked at Ai8 Ventures, a micro VC based out of San Francisco. At Ai8, he wore many hats, helping with deal sourcing, operations, and investor relations.
Kiran holds a B.S in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Outside of work, he enjoys camping, drawing, and playing outdoor sports like frisbee and volleyball.