Soma Capital was founded by Aneel Ranadive, who has over 20 years of experience building and investing in startups. Soma invests globally across multiple sectors in brilliant entrepreneurs who use technology to improve humanity on the largest scales possible. Since inception in early 2015, Soma has invested early in hundreds of startups including over +20 unicorns, for over $50b combined total value including the likes of Deel, Rippling, Ramp, Ironclad, Razorpay, Rappi, and Cruise, among others.
Aneel has a robust CEO level Fortune 500 company network using connections made from the company his father Vivek Ranadive founded called TIBCO. TIBCO Software ($4.3b exit) digitized Wall Street in the 90s powering many large enterprises across myriad industries and geographies. TIBCO’s pioneering products include middleware, integration, big data, analytics, event processing and cloud services. Vivek has also seeded and mentored many tech luminaries from google to yahoo, salesforce, eBay, and Steve Jobs personally among many others. In 2013, Vivek Ranadive purchased the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, becoming the first Indian-born majority owner in the league.