Modern software is leaving the screen behind, entering the real world, and bringing along its incredible agility. Ubiquity makes investments out of a $30 million fund into the following areas of opportunity:
When software leaps off of the screen and into the real world, it lands on smart hardware. The world around us becomes software-like; physical things improve constantly via automatic updates to unlock more flexibility and possibility. Smart hardware not only senses what is happening, it changes it. Ubiquity funds low-cost smart hardware in the realm of enterprise solutions and actuation.
Machine learning enables software to understand and navigate the complexities of the real world. ML-powered software can identify subtle but valuable patterns, devise new solutions, and communicate with us more naturally. Ubiquity funds ML applications for industries historically less penetrated by software.
Real world software needs a robust foundation of supporting technologies to thrive outside its traditional ecosystems. Ubiquity funds developer tools, security, and perception technologies that support platforms beyond computers and smartphones.
Sunil Nagaraj is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm that invests in “software beyond the screen” startups. This includes companies leveraging smart hardware and machine intelligence to bring software into the real world, not just on computers and smartphones.
He currently serves on the boards of Diligent Robotics, Esper, Halter, Jargon, Levl, Parallel Domain, and other undisclosed investments.
Prior to founding Ubiquity Ventures, Sunil spent six years as a venture capitalist with Bessemer Venture Partners where his work included investments in Auth0, Defense.Net (acquired by F5 Networks), Rocket Lab, Spire, Tile, Twitch (acquired by Amazon), and Zapier. Prior to being an investor, Sunil was founder/CEO of Triangulate, a VC-backed online dating startup using machine learning and behavioral data to improve matching accuracy. He has also worked at Bain & Company, Cisco, and Microsoft.
Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on several non-profit boards: NextGen Partners (a Bay Area VC networking organization), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (as Vice President), and the Harvard Business School California Research Center. He is also an Alumni Advisor to the Harvard MS/MBA program.
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