Preeti Rathi is a principal at Ignition Partners, an early stage business software venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Preeti is passionate about working with and helping companies grow from seed or Series A startups to scalable businesses with significant traction. She is focused on investing in ML/AI companies that solve real customer problems. Her investments at Ignition include Tractable, a deep learning, computer vision company focused on expert AI tasks.
Before joining Ignition, Preeti was at Opus Capital, where she invested in ML focused company Turi (f.k.a Graphlab, acquired by Apple) and Edunav. Prior to Opus, during her tenure at Juniper Ventures, Preeti invested in companies like Wickr (self-destructing messaging) and Vectra Networks (advanced threat detection).
Preeti has a strong operating background and has held various roles in product management and development in the areas of Enterprise Edge, SDN, and Mobility. This included defining product strategy and roadmaps for $1B revenue products like the ASR 9000 Series.
Preeti holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.