Tribeca Venture Partners

Nitya Rajendran

Senior Associate

Nitya is a Senior Associate at Tribeca Venture Partners. She leads sourcing and diligence and serves as a Board Observer for 1Huddle, ACV Auctions, Domio, Porter Road, and Vivvi. She was named a 40 under 40 Rising Star by Venture Capital Journal and a Rising Star in Banking & Finance by Crain’s. Prior to joining the firm, Nitya was an investment banking analyst at Lazard where she received the André Meyer Fellowship. At Lazard, she worked on mergers and acquisitions as well as restructurings across numerous sectors within the Middle Market Group.

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Notable Investments

1Huddle, ACV Auctions, Porter Road, Vivvi

Questions & Answers

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

In college, I was the Director of Operations for the Social Innovation Public Service Fund, a $1.5M fund for Georgetown’s student and alumni entrepreneurs. This was my first taste of early stage investing and it was incredibly rewarding working closely with our entrepreneurs to help them execute their ideas. After graduating and going into investment banking, venture capital seemed like a perfect marriage of my passion and skill set.

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

I'm looking for a passionate, smart team that can be resilient and adaptable during these changing times.

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?

I like working closely with founders post-investment, helping them with anything they need, whether that's building their first board deck or putting together a KPI framework.

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

Be able to say what the company does in just a few sentences. It helps focus the meeting.

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

I care about working with passionate people who want to make a difference in their industry and create an inclusive working environment.

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

I love investing in NYC-based companies. I'm a born and raised New Yorker and helping this ecosystem grow is incredibly rewarding.