Madrona Venture Group
Soma is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, focusing on Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Applications, developer centric next-generation cloud platforms and tools, and the emergence of new technologies such as VR / AR.
Prior to joining Madrona in November 2015, Soma had a successful twenty-seven year career at Microsoft Corporation where he most recently was Senior Vice President of the Developer Division. Soma was also the executive sponsor for global development at Microsoft and oversaw Microsoft’s Global Development Centers in China, India, and Israel.
Soma has long been an angel investor with investments across a wide range of technology areas both in the U.S. and internationally.
Soma holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Louisiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Anna University in Chennai, India. Soma also has an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Anna University.