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Rama Bethmangalkar

MBA '07

Investment Manager
Ventureast (Chennai, India)


Rama joined VenturEast in 2007 and works on technology and technology assisted solutions for small and medium enterprises, and semi-urban & rural markets. Rama comes from the high tech industry with over 8 years of experience in marketing, product management and R&D.

Prior to joining VenturEast, Rama was a Sr. Product Manager at Sun Microsystems, in California USA where he played a lead role in marketing and product management of Sun's $100M high availability and systems management business. Rama conceived, launched and managed leading enterprise software for Sun's line of server products. Rama was instrumental in establishing partnerships with other business units to exploit unique market opportunities for Sun.

Previously, Rama was a Sr. Software Engineer in Sun's Computer Systems Group and has extensive experience in the areas of systems management and carrier grade telecom software platforms. Rama designed and implemented a highly optimized data store for 3G wireless systems. He holds 2 US patents for work in the area of high availability software architectures.

Rama is an avid golfer and a North Indian classical music aficionado.


Rama received an MBA (Class of 2007) from Cornell University, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1999 and Bachelors in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of Mysore, India.