Harsh Patel brings 20 years of experience to CCV in building, operating and investing in technology growth companies. Harsh is particularly focused on big data analytics and SaaS solutions applied to large markets in healthcare, energy, government and retail.
Harsh built a successful investing track record as a General Partner at RRE Ventures and In-Q-Tel, leading a number of early stage investments including Palantir Technologies, Tendril and Flipswap (now ERecyclingCorps). He has also been an active angel investor and mentor for a number of seed stage companies including Badgeville and SnappyTV. As an operator, Harsh was most recently President of Bina Technologies, a pioneer in big data analytics for genomics—a key enabler for personalized medicine. Earlier, Harsh was a Co-Founder of Orbit Commerce (acquired by Digital River, NASDAQ:DRIV) where he designed one of the first SaaS platforms for small business e-commerce. Harsh began his career in enterprise technology R&D for Accenture, building solutions for AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and American Express.
Harsh is a founding board member of Anjna Patient Education and the University of Illinois Silicon Valley Roundtable, and a mentor to minority entrepreneurs through the NewME Accelerator. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.