Nimi Katragadda


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Notable Investments

Ramp, Mirror, Guideline, Ribbon Health, Tomorrow Health, Alma, Boulevard, Orum, Culture Biosciences, Agora

Questions & Answers

Origin Story: In a couple sentences, how would you describe your path to becoming an investor?

I'd say my path looks more linear in hindsight, and winding in the moment. I started my career in investment banking covering energy - I always wanted to get closer to tech and worked at Google afterwards in a rotational product program. During that period and the years after, I discovered early stage investing as a career path and fell in love.

Investment Approach: What are the key factors you consider when evaluating a founding team?

We believe in the idea of "founder market" fit, so the factors I look for change based on the company. A few overarching qualities include: curiosity, persistence, grit, confidence paired with humility, passion.

What's your style and approach when it comes to working with founders post-investment? What are the characteristics of founders you've worked well with?

Every founder is different, so I do my best to adapt my working style to make it most effective. I'm an active and engaged listener, and work very hard. My style is to be an advocate, thought partner, and friend. The best relationships are the ones where we can be transparent and honest.

If I'm coming to pitch to you or your firm, what's the one piece of advice you'd give me?

Keep it conversational.

How would you describe your own personal mission and values, and how do they impact the way you invest?

I'm personally motivated by helping people achieve their best version of themselves and make the impact they want on the world.

What do you like best about investing in NYC, and what’s your outlook on the future of NYC tech?

The people and the ambition.